Monday, 10 March 2014

My Writing Process Blog Hop

 I’ve been invited to participate in a blog hop that introduces you to authors you may not know and gives a little insight into each author's writing process.

Author of two fantastic paranormal romance novels, Debbie Christiana nominated me for this blog hop. Her first novel Twin Flames will forever be on my list of favorite books, her rendition of past lives was amazing. Solstice introduced me to the world of Strega and had me sitting on the edge of my seat with the action sequences.
Here's how it works. I answer four questions about my writing then pay it forward by tagging three authors and link to their website and/or blog.
The three authors I chose are all fabulous, in very different ways.

EmpiBaryeh writes spicy romances set in Ghana. Her books will leave you knowing you have read a great romance. She writes characters I fall in love with.

KiruTaye is a super author. Every five minutes she has a book coming out, and they are wonderful reads. She writes historical and contemporary romances which keep you buying more of her books because they’re so good.

GeorgiaLyn Hunter has written a paranormal romance which blew me away. I keep harassing her for the second book in the series. I thought she was a martial artist because the fight scenes she wrote were right on point.  Brilliant.

And now for my questions

1. What am I working on?
To be honest, I’m busy promoting my latest romance, Midwife to Destiny, which has recently been released. It’s a lot of work so I haven’t had much time to write, but book two in the Destiny series is in the works so I’ll be doing some editing on that soon.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Because of each author’s unique background, experiences, and research, even if the story line is the same the novels will be different. The same is true for me. There is no other me in the world, and because of this my novels are different from everyone else. I like to characterize my work as simple, to the point and engaging.

3. Why do I write what I do?
I’m hooked on the happily ever after aspect of romance novels. The ending is predictable, and yet each romance  is completely different. Life can be so unstable that sometimes a person wants to escape into a book where the ending is known, but the journey is a roller-coaster ride. I like to provide this for the people who read my books.

4. How does my writing process work?
Out of nowhere I get an idea (this makes me think that muses are real). I sit down and write. I don’t do outlines because I never stick to them. The characters like to drag me kicking and screaming sometimes to where they want to go. Where I want them to go doesn’t matter. I let them have the lead, and so far so good.

Thank you for stopping by and remember to check out Debbie’s post from last week by clicking here and  Kiru, Empi, and Georgia’s posts next Monday, March 17th.

The Blurb
Ghanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.

Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart. After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department sends sparks flying all over again.

They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages? 

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  1. Thanks for the shout out, Nana - Enjoyed reading about your writing process.

    1. Thanks for inviting me to the hop. I do enjoy saying nice things about people I like.

  2. Great post! And I'm turning into an outliner. I used to be such a pantser!

  3. great post, Nana. I used to be a panster, now I dwell in both worlds--LOL. :)

    1. Thanks, Georgia. I wonder if it's like being either an introvert or extrovert. You can be both, but you're always more of one than the other. Looking forward to your blog post next Monday.

  4. I now have a visual of a group of tiny people dragging you along, kicking and screaming, Nana. Whatever it takes, though, your process has such nice results!


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