pen writingRules:  Answer the four questions below, link back to the person who invited you, and name the people who will be posting the following Monday.

I was nominated by a wonderful friend of mine Zee Southcombe.  Zee and I got to know each other through KiwiWriters and have developed a wonderful friendship and together with some of Zee’s friends we are working on building a daily motivations website.  but that is further down the track.

I was then contacted by another friend, Virginnia DeParte.  I met Virginnia through RWNZ when I sent a request out for a critique partner.  She answered the call and has been so wonderful and giving in her advice.  It has been invaluable to me, and I appreciate all the help she gives me.

What am I working on?

Currently I am editing a story, ready to enter into a competition.  But I can’t give any details out about that.  🙁

But I have started planning on a second story which is tentatively called The Curse of the Taniwha… yeah, I think I have a theme running here!  Basically the story revolves around a woman, a taniwha and a man and is situated in the beautiful Nelson Lakes area.

I also have a trilogy I want to work on – Huntress about a woman who is left for dead.  She has strange abilities that other humans around her don’t have, and it takes a while for her to realise that she is different – in a good way.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I have only recently started to write romance, but I am loving it, and the first story I wrote revolved around a curse, so it is paranormal, as the one above will be too.  But I also like suspense and both of these story’s have suspense in them.  So I believe that I have a new audience that I can target, those who like strong women characters, with romance and a dash of supernatural – with a twist!

The Huntress is an epic fantasy, very rich in detail.  I love writing fantasy, I love being able to create worlds for my characters to populate, and throw situations at them to see how they will survive.

Why do I write what I write?

I love to write.  I have written an epic fantasy, a gothic novel, a science fiction, a fantasy novella and romantic paranormal.  I like having the twist in the tale, the wondering whether it is supernatural, or just concidence, or both!

The Huntress is an epic fantasy, very rich in detail.  I love writing fantasy, I love being able to create worlds for my characters to populate, and throw situations at them to see how they will survive.

How does your writing process work?

Writing for me is a process of sitting down and writing, and generally if I have a goal, I write better.  Like April is when I plan on writing The Curse of the Taniwha, during Camp NaNo – I can set my word limit and write for the entire month, knowing that at the end, I will have a novel.  That is how I have written most of my works, although most of them are done through SoCNoC, the kiwiwriters version of NaNoWriMo.

I also have to be in the right head space.  My depression that I often blog about has really taken its toll, but this year I am determined not to let that bother me.

Look for the blog hop to continue next week (or the week after that, if they’re like me) on these sites:

Most of my writing friends have already taken part in this, but here are two, who I think are very interesting people and would have something to offer:

Grace

Kerryn Hewson who has a wonderful blog called Colour your Life

 

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