Hi everyone, Paul here today. I have been asked and tagged in a blog hop for children's authors, MG authors, and YA authors. I have been tagged by MG author (among other genres) Ann T. Bugg, also known as June Kramin. In order to participate I answer a few interview questions and link back to June's blog. You can find June's blog and answers at Ann T. Bugg. If you're not familiar with her works, click here to read my review of Book 1 of her Before Happily Ever After series, Through the Mirror and Into Snow (Snow White).
1). What are you working on now?
Right now I have been hard at work finishing up some revisions to Lionel and the Golden Rule. I have also been rewriting Lionel Turns the Other Cheek, and in between all of that I have been working on a MG manuscript with a working title of Hal and Ralphie.
2).How does it differ from other works in its genre?
Well, I'll speak to Hal and Ralphie and I'm not sure yet. You see, the problem is that even as I try to write a MG book, it keeps coming off as more of a beginning chapter book. I am going to keep pushing ahead and we'll just have to see what category it falls into when it's done.
3). Why do you write what you do?
This kind of segues from above; it just seems to work for me. Most things I write tend to kind of come back to working better as a beginning chapter book. It's my comfort zone. I also do it because I loved these types of books growing up. I loved Encyclopedia Brown, The Three Investigators, and so many other great chapter books. I love the innocence, but yet this age group really demands a lot. They are so open to things that you can write almost anything, but they don't like things dumbed down. It's a balance to challenge them and not bore them.
4). How does your writing process work?
It's evolving. I have always been a pantster (you know, fly by the seat of your pants), but I working hard to plan a bit more. As I improve and gain experience at writing, I am finding it essential to plan some things or else you just end up with massive rewrites to fix the plot holes, character flaws, etc.
That's all folks! Thanks so much for joining me and I would like to thank June for tagging me. Please head on over to her blog and show your support by leaving her a comment. What kind of writer are you? A pantster or a planner? Leave a comment below and let me know. If you're not a writer, what are you reading right now?