I've been tagged by my writer friend Megan Cutler aka Striker to participate in a blog hop. I like this one because it's easy—just answer four questions:
(1) What are you writing? In addition to smaller projects I am currently writing the rough draft of book three in a fantasy series which will take at least five books to tell the entire story. The first two books were about 130,000 words each, and each took about a year to write, so this is a long-term commitment. I'm calling the series He Who Finds Mercy, with books one and two titled Mercy's Prince and Mercy's Gift. Not sure what the third book will be called, but I usually don't have a title until I finish the story.
|A Mercy doll I made this summer.|
|The publisher went out of business but I'm trying to get it back on Amazon with a new cover.|
|Songcatcher from LEF & RTFJ is a talking Carolina wren|
Often I'll have to pause and research to make sure facts line up with the action and situations in my story. Research is actually one of my favorite things to do, especially if I get to interview an expert, as I did recently with a horse trainer, or experience something "hands on" as when my hubby took me to Medieval Times in Dallas.
|Medieval Times--we had a front row seat!|
Now I get to tag the amazing Ann Swann so you can read her answers. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you'll get to read my friend Ali's answers. She is an up-and-coming young writer and I expect to see her name in print someday.
Thanks for tagging me, Megan. You're not only a wonderful writer, but a wonderful person, and I'm glad we "met" on Twitter!