Each writer involved answers four questions and then passes the baton on to another person. I received the baton from Ruby Bassett. Her novel, Idol Wishes, will be available July 11 from The Wild Rose Press. I can't wait!!!
1. What am I working on?
I'm polishing up my new manuscript currently called Wrecked. It's about Goal-oriented queen-bee cheerleader Layla Anderson, who's attending traffic school to expunge her tarnished record and increase her chance of winning a scholarship to the prestigious Culinary Institute. When she's partnered with mysterious sweet-hearted bad-boy Chase Cooper, who avoids relationships lasting more than a few hours for fear of becoming a broken man like his father, she vows to steer clear of him and the trouble that follows. Then tragedy strikes when her parents are killed in a car accident, pulling Layla from her perfect world into a downward spiral of depression and abusive drinking. When her so-called friends abandon her, Chase is all that's left. Then Layla discovers that Chase is involved in an underground street racing circuit. Can the most unlikely person become her hero or will his secret wreck everything?
2. How does my work differ from others in it's genre?
My heroines tend to be strong, independent woman, even if they don't realize it at first. I'm a sucker for a bad boy and love to create heroes who are enticingly confident with a heart of gold. It's important to never give up on your dreams, and by the end of my stories my characters grow, allowing them to prevail over the obstacle standing in their way.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I'm a hopeless romantic. It's that simple. I love a happy ending and enjoy creating a bond between two people strengthened by their struggle to reach their happily ever after.
4. How does your writing process work?
I am a ridiculously organized person by nature, so it's no surprise I'm a plotter. I start out with a basic outline and then fill in the details as I work through the story line. By the time I sit down to write, I have the whole story mapped out in a spiral notebook. Of course, when my fingers are frantically dancing across the keyboard sometimes my story lines change direction. Then I begin the editing process to polish my manuscript as best I can before starting the submission process.
Time to pass the baton!!!!
I'm so excited to be passing the baton to Olivia Howe. Olivia's second novel, Seeing Red, is a sequel to Dark Love and will be released June 24th on her birthday :) Check it out and stop by her blog on June 30th to follow the baton.