Monday, May 12, 2014

My Writing Process - #MyWritingProcess @oddlynn3 #LynnCrain

Hi everyone!

Today I’m participating in the blog tour called My Writing Process where I answer just four simple questions. This is definitely a great way for me to get back into my writing life as many of you know I’ve had some ups and downs recently. But let’s get right to it.

First I need to let you know just what wonderful person asked me to be a part of this lovely blog hop. The person who talked me into divulging my secrets is the lovely historical author, Sydney Jane Baily.  You can find her at her website,, and please do go look her up as she has a lovely website with tons of great information.

My Writing Process is all about how I write and to give you some insight into my style of writing. There are four questions for me to answer…so here goes…

What am I working on?

Hmm…this is a tough…I normally work on a few different things at a time. See, I get easily bored and if I don’t work on more than one story, nothing would ever get finished. Right now, I’m working on a short called Worth the Wait that is all about taking a gamble on a relationship and seeing if everything works out. The other project is a more adventurous, episodic work called Born and Bitten, about a group of young paranormals who have to fight to save the world as we know it.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Worth the Wait is pretty normal for its genre, so no surprises there. However, Born and Bitten is really different and I’m not just saying that. I went on a reading spree when my father was ill and I read tons and tons of the current Young Adult fiction that is out there and never once did I see what I’m doing. It’s all about how everything is connected no matter the differences. Episode One will be unveiled later this summer but there will be sneak peeks sooner than that at the series blog of the same name starting June 1st. Hopefully, some of you will drop by.

Why do I write what I do?

Another hard one. I write stories I love to read. I read everything from autobiographies to health-non-fiction to hard core science fiction. However, I write very few genres overall and each story has to call to me. There have been many stories which call to me and won’t leave me alone until I at least put the idea down on paper. Some of those stories talk to me louder than others, so I get to them first. After all, we don’t want people saying that I’m the daffy old lady or anything. LOL! And that’s what happened recently with Born and Bitten. That story just kept giving me more and more tidbits until my only defense was to get typing.

How does your writing process work?

I have typical and non-typical days and I’ll give you a little insight to both. On a typical day, I get up somewhere around 6:30 and immediately go to my computer where I’ll start working on email and social media first. I only give myself an hour or so at the most because as we all know, social media can be a time hog no matter how much we love it. I will then start writing at about 8 am and write an hour before going to get breakfast for me and Pup Harry. After breakfast, I play with the pup as he’ll never leave me along if I don’t then I go back to my work and work until I’m hungry. Normally that’s sometime around 2. I go have lunch then try to go back to writing. Sometimes I take a nap. And on most days, I will have written somewhere between 2500-5000 words.

Non-typical days are really skewed and different. These are the days that I want to do research. Sometimes that’s in the form of watching shows or reading or internet research. It can also mean talking to my writing buds or friends to see what’s going on in their lives. I try not to have more than one of these days a week. Unfortunately, with the passing of my Dad, I’ve had a few more than normal but I’m getting back on track.

Now, I’m supposed to have three other writers for you to visit next week May 19, 2014. At the moment, only one has answered the call and I appreciate her very much. I’ll just add some updates and get the word out when I get my other two writers.

First up on May 19, I have the marvelous Debora Dennis, friend and critique partner extrodinaire. She is a firm believer in second chances and that time should never be an obstacle to finding love, Debora writes time travels with modern snark and spice! When she's not writing, she's spending time with her family, reading, or trying to figure out a way to get chocolate into every dish she serves. You can find her at

My second author is a dear friend whom I've know for many years. We met through a wonderful writing group called EPIC and have remained friends. We've also been part of the Blue Moon Magic world with two other very close friends. You can look for those books in the near future at its own blog. I'd like to introduce, Honey Jans, erotic romance author. She's a natural born romantic with a very vivid imagination. It's her fervent hope that readers will enjoy her books. You can find her at

Thanks for dropping by and checking out My Writing Process.


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