Monthly Archives: May 2014


Four Questions on Writing Process (Reblogged)

Four Questions on Writing Process (Reblogged)

So, I am not a part of this blog tour, but I love questions that make me think about my process and why I do what I do. I saw this posted at Tayari Jones’ website and thought they were great questions that inspire thinking and intelligent answers. 1) What are you working on? My first novel, Brunch at Ruby’s, a contemporary women’s fiction novel set (very loosely) in Atlanta, Ga. It is the story of three women who have been friends since they were children, who, as adults get together once a month at Ruby’s Soul Food Cafe, a neighborhood eatery that is as old as they are. The novel is told from three points of view and follows the course of their lives in one year, from the breakup of a marriage to the heartbreak of Alzheimers to the stress of upholding the image you’ve designed for yourself. I’m pretty proud of it, even though I’m tired of looking at it, at the moment. I’m letting it rest while it’s out for Beta Reads. Then a round of self edits before it goes out to a line/content edit. The other thing I am working on is a blurb and a synopsis so I can prepare for the query phase in my attempt to snag an agent. 2) How does your work differ from others’ work in the same genre? I don’t know that I am necessarily aiming for it to be different. I think I want people to look at my novel, read the back cover blurb and think, hmmm this looks good, and want to read it. And open it and read it all the way through and finish it. It’s not a life changing tome. It’s not an Epic Iliad Fantasy. IF it is released, it’ll be a debut novel, the very best I can put out. And it’ll be MY story. 3) Why do you write what you do? I write the ideas that come to […]