My Writing Process: Blog Tour

I would like to thank Lynn Wiese Sneyd for inviting me to participate in my first ever blog tour! Lynn’s most recent work The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the WIld Mustangs was co authored with H. Alan Day. Lynn is “all about books an authors” as she runs her own company LWS Literary Services helping her fellow authors navigate the world of publishing and publicity.

Join us on the journey as wonderful writers and their bountiful books are showcased along the way…

What am I working on?

I currently stomping and groaning and cursing my need to write this book. It does feel like a mission! About 5 years in at this point, with many stops and starts, I am bringing to life my book Seraphine, about a girl who fights demons. Awhile back I posted an excerpt go here if you would like a taste of what is giving me fits. Thanks to my writers critique group I just might finish it in say 2025…

photo of Mt Everest

photo credit: National Geographic

 

 

I am also working on a book about the women who climb Everest. Stay tuned for more details and articles to come on this blog from my interviews with women athletes who have accomplished this feat (or are attempting to) along with other women who are extreme endurance athletes in other parts of the globe.

 

 

How does my work differ from others in the genre?

Good question. I would say for Seraphine the book is more allegorical. It focuses more about describing what it would be like if the internal demons we all fight inside, were actually real.  These demons could be seen and “fought” by a select few before they took their toll.

My Everest adventure is a drive to discover:

1) if there is a difference between the way men and women extreme adventurers focus and conquer their goals

2) why we hardly ever hear about women Everest climbers and

3) the idea that we all have an Everest in us that can be conquered.

Why do I write what I do?

Seraphine came from my own personal struggle with internal demons that seemed to physically inhabit parts of my life and were almost impossible to over come. I began to wonder… What would it be like if these mental demons were actually real? What if they could be seen and felt and fought in real life? 

My book on Everest and athletes started a few years ago after reading Into Thin Air on a plane bound for the Galapagos Islands. I thought then and there that Everest climbers were the best, most extreme, most amazing athletes in the world over any sport hands down. I vowed to go to Everest Base Camp to just be among them. Then one day I saw an article about an Everest climber Tonya Clement in my Chi Omega Sorority magazine, I tore out the article and posted it above my desk. I realized we hear about a lot of male climbers but what about the women?  I knew I could write and I knew these amazing athletes deserved to be written about.

How does my writing process work?

Process? More like grit and flow and shear force of will… and a love of a good story. I’m not sure what drives me to sit down and write. All I know is it feels good when it flows, it feels like pure magic.

Enough about me, tagging a few of my favorite fellow writers!

 

fern - carolyn CM Savage @ http://exhaustedmama.com

Exhausted Mama is just that, exhausted, but with coffee in hand, she does her best to raise two young daughters, pay the bills, manage her husbands business, keep the fridge stocked, laundry clean, and chauffeur the girls to and from school and extra curricular activities. Once everything is done for the day and the girls are in bed, she finds an hour or two, if she’s lucky, to focus on her writing. She is currently working on a middle grade fantasy that she hopes to have finished by the end of the year. Exhausted Mama is also a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but is currently taking a hiatus because of all of the above. Even though she has been neglecting her blog for awhile now, she will be revamping it in the very near future and giving it the attention it needs. Check in with her at www.exhaustedmama.com

 

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