Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour

I'm taking part in My writing process Blog Tour! 

Thanks to Sarah Schmitt for inviting me to participate -- You can check her out at -- Sarah and I are both part of the Fall Fourteeners. You can check out ALL the fall fourteener books at:

Here's a bit more about my writing process:

1) What am I working on?

I'm working on final revisions for ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT, my YA contemporary coming out in the fall from Bloomsbury Spark.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I like to think my work will complement the other books out there in its genre. It's YA contemporary romance, but has a sporty girl feel. Lately there have been a few books with hockey as the sport of choice. I hope my book (pitch: MYSTIC PIZZA meets THE CUTTING EDGE) will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of girls who love this type of story.

3) Why do I write what I do?

I love YA contemporary -- and I think there needs to be more books for girls who love sports. All sports.

4) How does my writing process work?

This is a hard one. I found that my writing process was really different for this book than its been in the past. I fast drafted this book by getting up at 5:30 a.m. every morning until I hit 50K words. Then I started the revision/refining process. I love being able to be free of my internal editor, so the fast drafting process worked for me. At least it did this time. :)

I've tagged the following people:

Jen Malone (posting on March 24) - Jen’s debut middle grade AT YOUR SERVICE publishes on August 26, 2014 with Simon and Schuster and is available for pre-order now. She lives north of Boston with her three children and (as soon as she wears down her husband) a pet hedgehog. Blog link:
Trisha Leaver (posting on March 25) - Trisha Leaver is the author of THE SECRETS WE KEEP, a YA Contemporary coming winter of 2015 from FSG/ Macmillan and Creed, a co-authored YA Psychological Horror coming fall 2014 from Flux. Her blog is here:
JOSH FUNK (posting on March 26). Josh lives in New England with his family. He is the author of the forthcoming picture books LADY PANCAKE AND SIR FRENCH TOAST (Sterling) and DEAR DRAGON: A Pen Pal Tale (Viking/Penguin). He writes picture books, not bios. Sorry. Find out moderately more information at