Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Thanks for stopping by to this author blog hop. It’s a chance where you’re learn a little bit about me and my writing process.

Kristine Raymond invited me to participate. This was started by Maya Rock.

The lovely Katija O tagged me to be interviewed. I’ve only just really been introduced to Katijo, and she seems pretty amazing. Here’s a little bit about her:

Biography

Writing was my passion for almost thirty years, life and its obstacles got in my way.

After losing someone who was very close to me, I needed to find something to help ease my pain – one day I sat at my computer and began the journey.

The rest is now history

Be sure to stop by her Facebook page and discover more about her. Now here’s a little bit more about me. 🙂

What am I working on?

My current WIP is A Perfect Love, book two in my Perfect Series. This installment will follow the fabulous, take-no-shit Jo, whom readers of A Perfect Moment got to know as Ella’s feisty sidekick bff, and of course her dreamy husband Liam. We’ll follow their story as they navigate their way through the challenges, mishap and dramas of married life and all that entails.

Be sure to expect a whole heap of laughter, a good dose of drama and a bucket load of tears. I’m anticipating A Perfect Love to be ready for release in August/September 2014.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I think my style in this series especially has clear sense of romance and humour, without delving into erotica. I love erotica, but sometimes all I want is genuine sweetness in my life. Also, I deliberately wanted my characters to be ‘real’ even, ‘normal’ every day people. They’re not rock stars, movie stars or assassins; they’re regular people like you and me. Hopefully, this has brought a little bit of freshness to contemporary romance.

Why do I write what I do?

For the love of it. Plain and simple. I have several stories to tell. I will always have a full time job, and have to clean my damn car (okay, so I totally get my husband to do that for me), so it’s definitely not for the wealth or indeed status. I love my privacy. It’s the buzz of discovering a reader connected with one of my characters; the adrenaline when I read the lines “I loved it”. It’s totally gets me going and yep, I do a pretty impressive jig. I have a good and happy life, but sometimes, life gets hard and shitty. I find my escape in books. Knowing that I can also provide that escapism to someone else is a pretty magical feeling.

How does my writing process work?

My PA, Josie, I know is shaking her head. I don’t really plan. I don’t really make notes. I simply write. My life is busy, so I grab an hour of pounding my words out into my laptop whenever I get the chance, which has been shamefully rare since the release of A Perfect Moment. Self-promotion, even with Josie and my amazing street team, is almost a full time job in itself. This shit is hard. So, yes, it’s true. I juggle ideas in my head, usually have a meltdown so have a chat with Josie at 4am in the morning and she puts me on the right path. Having someone who you trust with your ideas helps me so much too. My process is then laughingly not really a process at all. It’s more like a chaotic juggling act. A pretty awesome one though.

The Greatest Gift

Happy weekend!

A Perfect moment, my debut release, has been available for two whole weeks now. I’m so bloody excited by the amazing, positive feedback I’ve been receiving. Every review is truly appreciated, so this is my appeal this weekend. If you have read, and hopefully enjoyed A Perfect moment, please write a review for Amazon and Goodreads.

It really helps!

Write a review

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00K36M73Y
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1499325819

A Perfect Moment Update

This MayA Perfect Moment has been in the capable hands of my editor for a couple of weeks now. I’m itching at the bit to get my hands back on it, but I know Lauren McKellar will do an amazing job and I just have to be patient.

The good news is, A perfect Moment is now that much closer to release.

I’m tentatively aiming for May 3rd – I just hope I can pull it off in time. Fingers crossed. As soon as I know anything more, I be sure to clamber on top off my house and shout it from the rooftop.

In the meantime, I’m so amazingly grateful to the readers and bloggers who have so kindly agreed to review an eARC of A Perfect Moment and to those amazing bloggers who have signed up for my blog tour, organised by the amazing team over at Sexyways of Reading in the first week in May.

There still time to sign up if you can host my debut novel. I’d be so truly grateful. 🙂

—–>>>Tour Dates- May 3rd – May 7th <<<<—–
http://tinyurl.com/PerfectMomentBlogTour

Cheeky Teaser

Ella’s bff, Jo, is one of my favourite characters. She’s who I would love to be. She sassy, takes no shit and will easily tell you how it’s going to be. The second book in my Perfect Series is called A Perfect Love. Sounds gushy, right! Well, with a character like Jo, not quite sure gushy would describe her ‘perfect’ love.

Meet Jo

The End!

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This morning at crazy o’clock was a truly amazing moment. I typed The End on my debut novel A Perfect Moment. Just an few hours before this, I had a minor meltdown – okay, I cried and swore and stamped my feet – when my laptop had a melt down and shut down. I managed to salvage some of what I had typed, but lost just over 1,000 words. It seems crazy to think that a few hours later the moment of screaming in despair had turned to screaming and much bouncy in excitement. How quickly our world can change.

It’s off to my fabulous editor, Lauren McKellar, in a few short moments, after my amazing PA, Josie, has cast her beautiful eyes over it.

And I am so damn excited, but freakily terrified too.

Now the hard start really begins. I’m pooping myself.

My husband, who hasn’t read APM, has assured me he loves me and he’s proud of me, and I actually even admitted to my parents a week ago that I was in the process of writing a book. Progress, right!

I shouldn’t already be thinking about reviews, but it’s in our nature. I can respect honesty, but please be kind in the process. I have a fragile shell. yes, I will toughen up – I hope, but in the process, I just hope a few readers out there will love APM and my characters and accept the novel as it’s intended.

To enjoy, have a few hours of romantic escapism and to hopefully like the characters enough to read book two which will be out at the end of the year. Fingers crossed.

The end