Monday, June 30, 2014

My Writing Process - Blog Tour

A special thanks to Keith Darrell for inviting me to participate in this blog tour! Be sure to check out his blog at: http://www.keithbdarrell.com/

On to the questions!

What am I working on?

Currently I'm working on wrapping up a young adult science fiction series.  Books 1-4 are out.  Number 5 is in the works!

The series is called the Uxel Herum Saga and it's a coming of age story that takes place in a science fiction universe I created called Muzik Chronicles.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I would say the main thing that makes the series stand out is the path to power my main character takes.  I'm a music teacher and a martial arts nerd.  I combined those two things and created "The Tuning System."  People who practice it learn to control their own natural vibrations and use it as a way of affecting their surroundings.

Why do I write what I do?

Because I love it.

Pretty simple.  But it's true.  The scifi that I write appeals to an extremely niche market of readers.  So it's certainly not for the purpose of making money.  Scifi sparks my imagination in a way that very few other genres do.  It makes me think outside the box.

How does my writing process work?

It's sadly boring.  My only real "rule" is that I have to write a minimum of 800 words every day.  How or when that gets accomplished seems to fluctuate depending on how much other crap I have going on that day.

I used to outline my story before I started writing but I found that everything went a lot smoother once I threw that out the window.  I jot down a few general concepts and then just go for it.  Too rigid of a structure makes it difficult for characters to do their thing. 

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