It’s been a while again. Yes, I let time slip away (and, I must admit, research did take up a lot of my time). However, my good friend and fellow writer, Berni Stevens http://www.bernistevensdesign.com/, http://bernistevens.blogspot.co.uk/ has pushed me back on track by asking me to participate in this year’s blog hop.
So, I’ve got some questions to answer and a link to post, then some authors to nominate. However, me being rather busy (and perhaps a bit lazy) I’ve only managed to coerce one author into participating instead of the expected three. All I have to say is, ‘Thanks Tim! You were always my most punctual of author friends and once again you got back to me in record time.’
Right, the questions:
1) What am I working on?
I’m working on… ah, bells, do I really have to give a direct answer? I’m in limbo, truth be told. Three books coming out with three different publishers and I’m in the process of researching for a new series of books that will be under a pen name. The books are set in Tudor England and will have a murder mystery slant to them. They are for adult readers (no, not naughty, but not aimed at my usual children’s and teen audience) and therefore under a different name.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Curses, I think I’ve already answered that question. How am I to… ah, nevermind. It’s adult historical fiction, not children’s fantasy or teen urban fantasy or teen historical fiction.
3) Why do I write what I do?
Why? Because I can’t live if I don’t. I’d shrivel up and die in a corner. Why else would anyone sit at their computer day in and out, waiting upon some chance in Hades that a big agent will someday commission the work that took years and excluded all social activities? In one word, delusional. Yup, that’s me. And every author I know.
4) How does my writing process work?
I write, I sit, I write, I sleep, I write, I edit, I write, I sleep a bit, wake up with a new idea for a subplot, then write some more. Then I edit a whole lot, then when it’s all done I open a bottle of champagne and pray someone will be interested, then I send it to agents, then I get the rejection letters, then I cry a bit, then I edit some more, then I beg friends to read it and give suggestions, then I edit again, then I have a new idea and start it all over. Any questions?
Okay, nomination time! Tim Reed, over to you! Thanks for being a good sport :-)
Tim Reed has been published several times in the short story and novella field, in the
USA and , spreading his net on the
fantasy, weird tale and horror genres. He works as a technical author and does
freelance proofreading in his spare time. UK
He has a love of well-written fantasy and supernatural fiction - both old and modern - and cites Algernon Blackwood and H P Lovecraft as his primary literary inspirations. His current ongoing works-in-progress include a modern retelling of 'The Magic Faraway Tree'; he will always write...even though his constant daydreaming continues to infuriate his nearest and dearest.
Blog link: www.timreedauthor.com