by Tracy Wolff
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release Date: April 7th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.
Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.
Which could spell death for us all.
Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.
What is your writing process?
Hi! First of all, I want to say thanks so much for hosting me on my blog tour! I really appreciate it J I love your Top Ten Tuesday lists—they’re so much fun!
Anyway, this is actually one of my favorite questions to answer, mostly because my process is legendary among my friends and acquaintances—and when I say legendary, I mean it’s legendary for being really bad. Like hallucination inducing bad. Like rocking in a corner and eating my hair bad. That bad.
I have a lot of friends who can look at a deadline and set up their writing days so that they are writing approximately x amount of words five or six days a week until they reach their goal. MY PROCESS IS NOTHING LIKE THAT.
I start out each book with the best of intentions. Seriously. I make a plan, I give myself pep talks, I clear my (insane) schedule, and I get to work. And I stick to that plan for about three days—about as long as it takes me to write the first three chapters. And then my plan dies a terrible, horrible de
Because those first three chapters are where I get to know my world and my characters and my plot—you know, all the important things you need to have to write a book. And it’s only after I write them that I can poke at them and think about the characters and the plot and how I want my characters to get to where I know they have to go.
This is the stage that takes a long time—and the problem is, I never know how long. Sometimes it’s two weeks, sometimes it’s two months. But while it is happening I can’t write any further, no matter how much I want to. So I learn to bake something fabulous or clean my garage or write blog posts or plot other books or do whatever I can not to write.
And then, one day, it all kind of clicks. Like, I wake up one morning and sit down at the computer, and suddenly I know what to do. This is the part of my process that I love (at least the first few days). Because this is the part where the book pretty much flies out of my fingertips, my brain working so fast that my fingers can barely keep up on the keyboard.
The first couple of days I write about ten hours a day, which means anywhere from 12-15k words. By the third and fourth days, I’m writing even more, but my brain is also starting to get tired. Unfortunately, I’m usually butting up against a deadline by this point, so I kiss sleep goodbye, and the last half of the book (which usually amounts to about fifty thousand words) pours out in about two days. At which time, I take my kids to school for the day (in non Corona virus times) and then stumble upstairs to sleep for six hours until I have to start picking them up.
So, that’s my process. Pretty and organized and color-coded, it is not (no matter how much I wish it was). But after having written 65 books, I’ve pretty much learned to just embrace the process. It is what it is, and on the plus side, I like to think it’s helped me write some pretty great books through the years J
Thanks again for having me! Have a fabulous day!!!!!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—in second grade, around the same time she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. A one-time English professor with over fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing romance and dreaming up heroes. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.
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