Monday, May 26, 2014

Welcome to the blog tour.  I was invited to participate by Tara.  Her website is:  Stop by her site and browse around.  But for a teaser, here is her bio:

Tara Mayoros is an author, artist, baker, music teacher, gardener, and nature lover.  She sees the beauty in the process, and the miracle of creation.  The mountains are her home and they cal to her whenever she finds herself in need of inspiration.

Her debut Women's Romance Novel BROKEN SMILES is set for a fall release by Astraea Press.

Now, for a little more information on myself:

What am I working on?

I am working on a historical novel set in 1939 Louisiana.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

That's a good question and I'm not sure how to answer it.  Since I am in the beginning process of this new novel, I am not sure of its voice yet.  The story is told from the perspective of an 11 year old girl, but have not decided if it's for middle grade readers or adults.  I will know once the story takes more shape.

Why do I write what I do?

The story that I write at any given time is the one that won't leave me alone.  The characters talk in my head and plague my dreams until I open a Word document and start to write.  Then they really go to town until I write on a consistent basis.

How does my writing process work?

My first historical novel I plotted things on paper and then wrote from there.  I didn't care much for the process, but completed the book that way.  Now, when I write, I just sit down and type what goes from my mind to my fingers to the keys on the laptop.  Before hand though, I do figure out the main characters and give them each a bio.  That way, when I write about them, I already know them.  I know their likes and dislikes, what they look like, their age, their abilities or disabilities and whether or not if they are a good or bad person.

Thank you for joining the blog tour and I hope you have enjoyed it.