Here are my responses to the questions J.D. Core had for me:
1) What am I working on?
I always have two or three projects in the works. I usually do the bulk of my writing in the summer and spend the rest of the year editing and rewriting. Currently, I’m finishing up a novelette called Escape and my first full-length novel, Champion Standing. There is a Kickstarter campaign for Champion Standing starting this Friday.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I suspect it really isn’t. I try to inject snark and throw my readers for a loop. I tell myself that my characters are more realistic since I use the things I’ve learned while getting my Human Behavior degree.
3) Why do I write what I do?
Like many authors, I write because I have to. If the words don’t get from my noggin to the page, I might explode or something and that would be messy.
4) How does my writing process work?
I usually barf the words onto the page in the shortest amount of time as possible. I do stream of consciousness and despise the outline. (My outlining is talking to friends of mine about a story I’m thinking of writing.) Next, I have someone in my inner circle read the vomit draft and make suggestions. Sometimes, they will read as I write chapters and they will affect the narrative. After a few drafts, I send it out to beta readers while soliciting artists for covers. Finally, I get bored with revisions and just publish the thing (probably not the best method, but it works for me.)
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