Posted by: Author | February 3, 2014

My Writing Process- Jillian Chantal

I’m participating in the 2014 writing process blog hop at the invitation of my friend, J Rose Allister. This is a fun, informative group of posts. Her post was last week but you can still see it by clicking here.

I was supposed to find three people to keep this going into next week but it didn’t happen for various reasons.

1) What am I working on?

I’m currently working on getting three stories polished to submit. I finished one last week so I need to get these out on submission before I start a new one.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I’m not flowery and long-winded. I move my stories along at a fast pace and leave a lot of the description to the imagination of the reader. I tend to skim a lot of what I call excess prose when I read so I try to leave that out of my own work.

3) Why do I write what I do?

I write what moves me at the moment. I like mysteries so I love to add that to my work but I also am a fan of things ending on a happy note so I write romance a lot. I have a few stories that aren’t romances but they are published under another name.

4) How does my writing process work?

I write non-lineraly most of the time. I like to choose music to go with my stories. I will jot down songs that speak to me at a certain moment and make a playlist for the next story while I’m working on the current story. Once I finish my current work, I immerse myself in the new playlist and ideas for plot and characters come to me. I then start to write and usually get the ending of the book about 5 chapters into it so then I write that and maybe the second to last chapter. I also sometimes think of random scenes I will write and then plug them in where they fit.

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Responses

  1. Really interesting. I find we have some similarities but I have to write lineraly.

    When I first started writing I was fascinated by the process of writing and whenever I had the opportunity I would ask authors when they wrote and where. I quickly discovered the pantsers and plotters. Now I’ve sort of gotten into a pattern that works for me.

    • I have found, Lavada, that we have to find our process on our own and not try to deviate. I had a friend recommend that I edit as I go and not move to the next chapter until that one was perfect and then when I wrote “the end” it would be ready to submit. I tried that and never got past chapter two. LOL!

  2. Oooh, fun. Thanks for sharing your process with us. I feel like mine is much more boring. Candles, mood music, and the cat in my computer chair. And I’ve very linear. I might know how the story is going to end, but I can’t write it until I get there. Lol

    • I can see you surrounded by candles and writing with a cat sharing your chair. I love it. I like that you can stand to wait til the end to write the last chapter. *smiles*

  3. […] Jillian participated in the My Writing Process blog hop earlier this month, and you can jump HERE to see her post. Keep an eye on Ellen & Debbie’s blogs, because they’ll be […]

    • Thanks for linking me in!


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