My Writing Process + Donna’s New #Paranormal #books


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I’ve been asked by a fellow blogger-author, Vashti Quiroz-Vega, to answer a few questions about my writing process.

Since this is a form of a blog hop, I’ll be asking a few other writers I know to participate, too. 😉

And, yeah, there are a few rules…

The ABCs (aka the “RULES”) of this blog hop:

A. Introduce who referred the blog tour to you.

B. Answer the following 4 questions:

  1. What am I working on?
  2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?
  3. Why do I write what I do?
  4. How does my writing process work?

C. Introduce the people you’re passing this on to who will then post a week later.

Note: The ABCs (the rules) can be copied and pasted into each participants post. 


Vashti Quiroz-Vega is the author of The Basement, a book for tweens. She lives in Florida, is working on a fantasy series, and loves animals and photography. She’s also a helpful person (much like myself!), since she took the time to write a post just for me about how to insert an mp3 into a blog post. (I don’t know everything!) She’s also going to be featuring me on her blog soon!

My Answers to the Questions

1- What am I working on?

I am currently working on Letters to Julian. Julian is my son. It’s scheduled to be released in December 2014.

2- How does my work differ from others in its genre?

Honestly, I’m not sure, since I am still working on this book!

3- Why do I write what I do?

I write what my heart tells me to write. It’s that simple.  Sometimes I find writing to be therapeutic.

4- How does my writing process work?

As I mentioned in my other blog hop post,

When writing anything, I am a bit of an editorial perfectionist, as I generally don’t make typos. After something is written, I will go back to it and edit it, checking that proper grammar and punctuation are used. At a later time, I re-read each chapter and ensure that continuity is evident and the writing is error-free.

I also tend to write in spurts. I am not the type of person who works on my book every day. First of all, I simply don’t have the time for that! Secondly, and more importantly, I do write when I feel the need. Some people refer to this as “when the muse strikes.”

My Special Nominees

Authors I’d like to carry on this blog hop are:

Donna Jean McDunnDonna Jean McDunn – Donna is a paranormal author and a loving grandmother. I read and reviewed her book, Nightmares, as well as interviewed her, quite a while ago, when we did a book giveaway. (Read my review below.) Apparently, Donna’s been quite busy – her second book is out, and she has a third one planned. They are all part of the series. Read her post THE NIGHTMARES SERIES and More to learn more about her books! (FYI, she is not a self-published author, if that matters to anyone…)

Here is the review of Nightmares that I posted to Goodreads:

Nightmares” is a well-crafted suspenseful tale that encompasees psychic visions, murderous intents, love, betrayal and acceptance within a captivating storyline. By third chapter, you’ll be hooked, drawn in by the author to the dilemmas faced by a teenage girl – a young woman – who has a special “gift” of both seeing and hearing things. You’ll join her on her journey of discovery and acceptance while she and her boyfriend match wits with a killer and frequently find themselves in precarious situations. The plot twist will both surprise and satisfy you and leave you wanting more. That is how it was for me – a very good read, indeed!

Donna’s book, Visions, is available on Amazon.

Catherine Green – Catherine is also a paranormal author, but she writes paranormal romance and dark fantasy, which includes vampires, werewolves and witches. I confess that I have not read any of her books (yet), and she is someone with whom I’m only starting to develop a relationship. She is known as Spooky Mrs. Green, too! Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of Catherine, but you can see one on her website.

Christy Birmingham PhotoChristy Birmingham – Christy already participated in a blog hop at the beginning of July 2014, but she’s so awesome that I thought I’d nominate her other blog, When Women Inspire, to continue this hop. Christy is a true inspiration herself. She’s not only a freelance writer and poet, but a survivor of abuse and the author of PathWays to Illumination. Her smile, like many of her poems, lights up the room, and she is definitely talented. She’s also going to be featured in the FITS Series (Freelancer In The Spotlight) on Wording Well!

Your Turn:

What are you currently working on?

Would you like to be a part of this blog hop?

What is your writing process like?

Share your answers to any (or all) of these questions in the comments, please!

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8 thoughts on “My Writing Process + Donna’s New #Paranormal #books

    1. lorraine Post author

      Good to see you, Vashti. Thanks for reading… and you’re welcome.
      FYI, your name is in the well now. 😉 See you soon!

  1. Donna Jean McDunn

    Hi Lorraine, I want to thank you for inviting me to the blog hop and saying such nice things about my books. But I’m so pressed for time, I’m not sure I’m a good candidate for the hop, but maybe I’ll try.
    1. What are you currently working on? I’m working on my newest novel “Worlds Apart”. It’s the story of a young mother who is on the run from the people who killed her drug addicted husband. It’s not a paranormal this time, but a suspense/romance.

    2. Would you like to be a part of this blog hop? I’m not sure I have the time.

    3. What is your writing process like? I write when I have a few minutes. It might be five minutes or five hours. Scheduling time just isn’t possible because I never know what’s happening with my family or my day job.

    1. lorraine Post author

      Donna, I’ve lost touch with you over the past few months, and I know you’ve been busy getting your new book out there, but I really do hope you find the time to do a post on your writing process, because I tend to learn a few tips from other authors when I read about their different processes. These tips help me revise my own, and with the many different things going on in my life nowadays, those tips really do help, even if it’s a simple thing like writing when you have a spare five minutes!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and what you’re currently working on, too. 🙂

  2. Chris

    It’s a nice thing to read about your writing process. I also write as the muse strikes even though I don’t do that too well.
    I wish you success in your book…I am looking forward to it.


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