My Writing Process Blog Tour

My Writing Process Blog Tour

I was invited by the fantastic to participate in this tour to discuss my writing process. My first thought was what an outstanding idea!  The idea is that I will answer questions regarding my process, then introduce those who will follow me next week.

So here goes!

1.  What am I working on?
Right now I’m working on an inspirational (or inspy) romantic suspense trilogy.  Book one is entered in a pitch contest for Love Inspired Suspense,  and I can’t wait to see how it works out.  Unfortunately, my trilogy is starting to look like it might have four books instead of three.  One character is just screaming for his own book. *sigh* He’s being so pesky.

I have another series started which revolves around different aspects of the Deaf community.  Book one has been submitted to Love Inspired.   I’m waiting a little to think through the next book.

I also have another P&P variation story in the works.

All of my stories are inspy. That’s where my heart is.

2.  How does my writing differ from
others of its genre?
I have spent the last twenty four years working in some way with the Deaf community.  First as a student, then as a teacher, and currently as an interpreter.   What a great group of people.  I have tremendous love and respect for the awesome people God has allowed to enrich my life.

In most of my stories, Deafness plays a role.  Even when it doesn’t, the characters usual have some form of challenge.

3.  Why do I write what I do?
I frequently find my mind wrapped up in characters and scenes.  Watching someone in the grocery store often results in a scene playing out in my head.  Getting that down on the computer is immensely satisfying.
I also believe we are blessed with talents to bless others. 

4.  How does my writing process work?
It might sound odd, but my stories rarely start with the beginning.  I start with a scene, I write that out. I write several chapters to get a feel for where my story is heading.  Then I plot out the outline.  I don’t edit at this point.  I write out several chapters, then I go back and tear them apart.  Its not uncommon for my first and second draft of the same chapter to look completely different. I think that’s part of the fun.  Seeing ideas and characters take on lives of their own. 

I have two incredibly gifted critique partners, too.  It helps to have fresh eyes look at my writing.

And that’s my process.  Right now.  The more I learn, the more the process shifts to incorporate what I’ve learned.

On May 26,2014 two new bloggers will write about their process.  They are:


Christina is an award winning journalist that jumped ship from the world of journalism to pursue a dream she’s had since she was a teenager – to see her name on the cover of a book. She’s found that water can be cold at times (no one likes rejection) and a bit choppy (you have to swim faster to keep up) but there’s nothing like pursuing your passion. She loves nothing more than to spend her days surrounded by her characters, immersed in the small towns she creates.

Her first novel is set to be published by Astraea Press in August 2014. When she’s not writing or reading she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her cats and taking walks with her Cocker Spaniel Yogi. Christina lives on Long Island, New York where she gets to enjoy the best of both worlds – being close to the excitement of New York City and the peace and tranquility of sandy beaches.


Preslaysa Williams is an expert multi-tasker…sometimes! She writes fiction while her children nap and reads novels during her (almost) daily walks. When she’s not multi-tasking, you can find her rebooting a load of laundry or pondering whether to clear those dust bunnies under the couch. A 2013 ACFW Genesis finalist, Preslaysa writes inspirational romance and middle grade fiction of the happily ever after sort. You can find her online at where she blogs regularly about faith, family fiction and mommy-brain randomness.

And the tour lives on!

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