Bonus Post!

So here's something cool . . .

I got tagged for a meme by fellow writer Murees Dupé of Daily Drama of an Aspiring Writer. It's been a long time since I've been tagged in a meme, so thank you Murees!

The rules of this tag are very simple. I have to answer four of the following nine questions, link back to Murees and then tag four other writers. The tag is above, so I'll skip right to the questions:

1. What are you working on right now?
2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?
3. What experiences have influenced you?
4. Why do you write what you do?
5. How does your writing process work?
6. What is the hardest part about writing?
7. What would you like to try as a writer that you haven't yet?
8. Who are the authors you most admire?
9. What scares you?

And here are the four questions I chose, and my answers:

What are you working on right now?
Right now I'm winding down on my science fiction adventure/romance, on-line serial, Water, which is the third in my Ardraci Elementals series, and at the same time putting the finishing touches on my fantasy/adventure novel, Magical Misfire, which will be the first book in the Moonstone Chronicles.

Why do you write what you do?
When I was in high school I had dreams of writing science fiction short stories. However, my stories were anything but short, and my heroes/heroines kept falling in love. At that time I was reading a lot of science fiction, so I guess it's true that you write what you know. However, I find it ironic that since I started writing science fiction romance that I read very little s/f - romantic or otherwise.

How does your writing process work?
I seem to have two methods for writing: serialize the story on my blog and write as I go, or write it all at once during NaNoWriMo. At this point it's only the serialized stories that are getting finished, but I hope to acquire the discipline to change that. Once a story's finished I edit it, edit some more, send it to my awesome Betas who mark it all up, edit it some more, and then hopefully I can call it done. :-)

What is the hardest part about writing?
Finishing. I don't just mean the editing (which can be a right bear) I mean knowing when enough is enough and it's time to just let it go. I'm always wanting to go back and change things, even after I've published them. :-)

So, now for me to tag a few others:

I tag Jamie DeBree, from The Variety Pages, Dolly Garland, from Kaizen Journaling, and Debby Lean, from Midweek Musings.

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