What does this picture have to do with my love of chick lit?
I explained on Chick Lit News and Reviews as part of their 5th anniversary celebration!
I had a unique childhood. I was an only child but I was never treated like a kid. Instead, I was treated like a mini-adult. I remember being very small, probably about six years old, going shopping with my mom. She brought me to a furniture store and to the salesperson’s disbelief pointed at two sofas. She then asked my opinion as to which one a to buy. I picked one out, and that was the sofa that she bought.
She tried hard not to shelter me. Instead she tried expose me to everything. Unlike friends of mine who… TO READ MORE
I was TAGGED by my friend and fellow writer TB Markinson author of A Woman Lost and Marionette to participate in the Writing Process Blog hop… There are several standard questions….
What am I working on?
Not losing my mind…. which is quite difficult. When I decided to write Dangled Carat I thought writing the book would be the difficult part. Man, was I wrong! It is so much harder to try to promote a book then write a book – especially when there are so many amazing reads out there. Throw in real life and a stressful job, I don’t know if I am coming or going anymore. And to make matters worse, I have started writing another book! This time I am trying my hand at fiction!
Dangled Carat is a mixture of two genres. It is a memoir about my attempt to convert a commitment phobic man into a husband with a lot of help from his friends but it reads like Chick Lit. I did this on purpose as I wanted my story to be a light and fun read rather than a how to on trying to get that guy down the isle.
Why do I write what I do?
I wrote Dangled Carat because I knew that my experience, dating a commitment phobic man, was something that many women experience. I wanted to share my story in the hopes that I could help others. Based upon some reviews I have received, my goal has been accomplished.
How does my writing process work?
I wrote Dangled Carat exclusively on weekends over a eight month or so period. From morning to night I sat in front of my laptop and just shared my soul. I didn’t have any outlines. But I would “pre-write” scenes in my head as I drove to work or showered. In fact, the title came to me while I was stuck in traffic!
And as part of the hop, I get to tag a fellow author. I am tagging my friend Lisa Arrington author of Quake and soon to be released Aftershock!