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Sheri L. McGathy

Blog Tag – Four Questions about my Writing

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1. What am I working on?

I have not been writing much lately, but I do have three WIPS at the moment. Of those, I am trying to concentrate on “When the Dead Call.” It’s a bit different for me, a challenge, so who knows. I have been focusing a lot of my energy on cover art.

 

This is the Blurb, though it will probably change and remains unedited for now:

Blurb and lead in:

 

Having a ghost as your best friend had its drawbacks, but Sutton Ballenger was getting used to it. It kept things interesting and a long way from normal. Normal. She remembered normal in a fuzzy, dreamy sort of way. She had even thought of herself as normal once. Yet now, normal seemed like another lifetime ago.

Sutton smiled. In that long ago lifetime, she’d been invisible, just your typical nobody that nobody seemed to notice. “Normal!” Her laughed, the sound loud enough to cause many so-called normal people near her to stop and stare, their expressions revealing that they sensed an oddity about her…yet had no idea what that oddity was. Sutton smirked as they shied away from her and quickly crossed the street. The normal people always managed to make quick retreats when they noticed her. She’d been one of them not so long ago. Normal, invisible, a nobody right up to the point when a scream turned her world upside down….

 

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

 

I don’t know if my stories actually differ from others in the genre that I write. I haven’t yet managed to stand out or rise above, but I keep trying! I like to craft a tale by using old myth and seeing what I can do with it to make it different. Otherwise, I suspect my stuff in pretty much boring or plain vanilla compared to so many who write in my genre.

 

3. Why do I write what I do?

Oh, the answer to this is simple: Because I love fantasy, I love the magic, and the worlds, and well… I love it. It is my hope that my words impart a sense of the wonder and beauty and yes, the magic, that I so love about the genre.

 

4. How does your writing process work?

 

Usually I get an idea, just a germ of a notion, and then I think about it, see if it can hold water, so to speak. If I think the idea can be developed, then I start to daydream the characters, get to know them. I think the daydreaming is sort of like outlines or interviews. I think a lot of my stuff is character driven. And since I write, “Into the mist,” one never knows where the characters may take me or what might pop up in the world I’m creating. By the time I start the writing part, my characters and I are old friends. I’m comfortable with them. Once thing that never seems to change is the fact that I do know where I want to start, what I want my characters to achieve, and how I want the story to end. Everything else is an adventure. Sometimes even I am so surprised!

 

Thank you for stopping by my site. Appreciated! Next week, Jennette Marie Powell is up. Please visit her site if you have a moment. Here is a little bit about her.

Jennette Marie Powell www.jenpowell.com

TIME’S ENEMY and TIME’S FUGITIVE, unusual time-travel romance

 

Jennette Marie Powell writes time travel and science fiction romance. A lifelong resident of the Dayton, Ohio area, she likes to dig beneath the surface and find the extraordinary beneath the mundane, whether in people, places, or historical events. While she has no desire to change the past, she enjoys learning about local history, particularly the early 20th century. Her preferred places to time travel are from her computer or museums. By day, she wrangles data and websites in between excursions to search for the aliens and spacecraft that legends say are stashed away on the military base where she works.

 

One Response to “Blog Tag – Four Questions about my Writing”

  1. Marie Higgins Says:

    Thanks, Sheri! The book you’re currently working sounds great! I love ghost stories!!

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