Saturday, March 22, 2014

Blog Tour: My Writing Process

I want to say thank you to my friend Leslie Jones for inviting me to participate in the My Writing Process Blog Tour. Leslie Jones writes military romantic suspense, please take a moment to check out her Blog Hop post here.

About my writing, well I knew at a very early age that I wanted to be a writer. What’s even more interesting is that I knew at the age of ten that I’d be a romance writer. Consequently, I wrote my first short love story at the age of eleven and I’ve continued to write ever since. Now, onto a few more interesting tidbits about Maria Cox—

What am I working on?
Right now, I’m in between projects. My latest novelette, Jungle Fever was released through Secret Cravings Publishing on 2/5 and my novella Captive (V.2) is in the hands of the beta readers. Currently, I’m finishing a first draft of a ghostwriting assignment.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My work differs from others in my genre in that the characters in my stories are witty and down to earth people. I also believe that my work is different because the individuals portrayed in my novellas are diverse.

Why do I write what I do?
I write romance because I enjoy writing about complex human relationships and how men and women triumph over challenges to be together, and yes I am a sucker for a happy ending.

How does your writing process work?
When I began writing I was what other writers would call a pantser; I still have pantser tendencies, but my writing process has evolved. Today, I’m much more structured and I make it a point to write outlines and character profiles for each short story I write.

Next week: I’m honored to introduce you to 3 amazing authors. Their “My Writing Process” blog posts will be published on March 31st.

Claudia Burgoa: Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs, two Beagles that believe they’re human, and a Bichon that thinks she's a Beagle. While managing life Claudia works as a CFO at a small IT Company. Claudia is a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter, and a good story. Blog: http://www.claudiayburgoa.com/blog

Lisa Heartman: Lisa has a BA and MBA in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. Although business is her first love, writing has become her passion. She loves the creative possibilities and escape it provides from a sometimes hectic everyday life. Lisa writes contemporary romance novels. She is finishing up her first book and looks forward to getting it into the hands of her readers. In addition to writing, Lisa enjoys movies, music, reading, anything dark chocolate or coffee related, and hobbies like jewelry making and sewing. Blog: http://www.lisaheartman.com/lisas-blog.html

Tara Majuta: Tara is a rare Arizona native. She recently moved to Phoenix in July 2012. A University of Phoenix graduate, Tara enjoys learning both academically and on her own. She primarily writes murder mystery and dark romance books that take place all over the country. A daydreamer at heart, Tara plans to find a way to turn dreaming and storytelling into a career. Tara enjoys books of all kinds, music, and art. Blog: http://taramajutabooks.com/blog/

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