Thanks to Liv Honeywell for inviting me to this blog hop, where authors answer questions about their writing process.
1. What am I working on?
I am currently working on another book in my Regency Series. This one is a cat and mouse spy story that takes place at the Westerfield estate. Here's what happens when our spy interrogates the heroine:
“I found the papers, Miss Hunt.”
She recognized the menacing voice. It belonged to Lord Auburn--or whatever his real name was--and the difference in it sent chills down her spine.
“Who are you going to sell them to? Or did you buy them?” He sounded angry. He did not release the tight grasp around her waist, but he eased his hand from her mouth for her answer.
“I do not know what you mean!”
“Do not lie to me!” he shouted, giving her a shake. He dragged her forward, pushing her belly down over an old saddle lying on a crate. The gate house appeared to be used as overflow for stable equipment, the smell of old leather and hay filling her nostrils. Pulling her wrists behind her, he tied them with a cord.
“What are you doing?” she cried in alarm.
“Silence!” he snapped and she heard the sound of something swishing through the air a second before a line of fire across her backside made her scream. She looked over her shoulder to see Auburn flexing a riding crop between two hands. Panicking, she struggled to stand up, but he pushed her torso back down, leaning his hand on her low back.
“Your mouse act was very good. You nearly had me fooled,” he said and further terrified her by pulling up her skirts. He yanked her drawers open at the split, baring her bottom to his view.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I think we all have a unique voice, no matter what we write about. I am writing about my fantasies and situations that capture my fancy.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I write a lot of historical spanking romance, because I love the tension created by societal norms that put men in charge of women. I have a harder time writing contemporary spanking fiction, because I like to have some non-consensuality in spanking (I think it's hotter) but it's hard for me to like a hero who thinks he has any right to lay a hand on a woman in modern day times.
4. How does my writing process work?
Most of my scenes come to me in the early hour between sleep and waking. I wait until I have imagined the major scenes in a book before I start writing it. Once I know them, I try to figure out what each character's arc is, so I can have that in mind as I write, which helps keep tension in the story. I usually write just one book at a time (though I may be editing another). In November I wrote three books at once and found it a bit crazy.
So next week, February 24th, you can find out about three lovely friends of mine, Celeste Jones, Katherine Deane and Sue Lyndon
Here are their bios:
Celeste Joneswrites romantic spanking stories that usually include a bit (or more) of humor. She likes to think of them as a cross between Chick Lit and Domestic Discipline.
Katherine Deane loves to escape reality through reading or writing. She loves fantasy, sci fi, adventures, and spanking romance. She will be publishing her first spanking romance with Stormy Night Publications next month.
Sue Lyndon is a multi-published author of erotic BDSM romance and spanking romances. She enjoys a good book in any genre, loves Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and runs on coffee and chocolate.