tagged me in a blog hop! A long time ago! Now I am answering the questions.What am I working on?
A lot of things! Today I started writing my fic for intoabar
, which is a fanfic fest in which you pick a character from one fandom and several other fandoms to choose from, and they pick a character from one of the other fandoms for you to write a crossover with. It's supposedly random, but this is my third time participating and the third time I've ended up with a Warehouse 13/NCIS crossover. Okay, yes, I picked Claudia this time in the hopes that it would happen again, but what are the chances?!
I'm also planning--mostly planned, I think--my novel for NaNoWriMo, which is a YA dystopia. There are psychic powers and evil oppressive governments. And there might be lesbian love. I haven't decided yet. (I probably won't until book 3, since this is planned as a trilogy.)
And, of course, I'm still regularly updating my fantasy online serial novel, Chatoyant College
, which is about students at a college that teaches magic. Some of their fellow students, teachers, and nearby, menacing antagonists include faeries, mermaids, and werewolves.How does my work differ from others in its genre?
Heck if I know. I just write what I like and want to see.Why do I write what I do?
Uh, see above?
Though I have to admit I have no idea why I seem to write quite so many queer ladies. I mean, I love queer ladies, but I love straight ladies, too.How does my writing process work?
Hmm. I guess I usually get an idea based on something random, and I might write it down right away, or I might let it percolate. Letting things percolate in my brain seems to be pretty important for me. For example, in the YA dystopia I'm working on, I wrote a lot of notes in the last few months, and when I went back to look at them I realized that I had completely failed to write down the part about the psychic powers. I'm pretty sure it was there all along; I know it's important. But I guess it had to percolate in order to be fleshed out properly.
I get a lot of ideas from dreams. The YA dystopia is one of them. I am trying to remember not to be so glued to the details from my dreams.
Actually, the YA dystopia came half out of a dream, half out of some principle I teased out of reading a few other YA books. I think. Or maybe it was one of the ones where I read a book and thought "it would be interesting if this trope went the other way" or "wow, it annoys me that it turned out that way, I would do this differently." (The latter is part of the idea for the A Star to Guide Her
trilogy, but I won't tell you in what way because it's a spoiler.)
After that part, my process seems to change from story to story, but I do like to outline.Who’s next?
I will tag lynnoconnacht, with the caveat that she doesn't have to do it if it feels like an obligation, but only if it feels like fun.