Welcome to my stop on this awesome tour!! I have both these books on my wishlist and was bummed I didn't have time to review them. Anyway, Dorothy did a guest post for my stop so I hope you enjoy :)
My Tethered Soul (Reaper’s Rite #2)
by Dorothy Dreyer
Publication Date: August 19, 2014
It’s been months since Zadie faced her sister’s Reaper, months during which she’s been under her mentor’s magical protection. But now that she’s turning seventeen, that protection is about to run out.
When dark forces lure Zadie to wander at night, she’s manipulated into committing unspeakable acts. With her friends and family at risk, Zadie must try to use her powers to break free from the Reaper’s grasp, or surrender to the Reaper’s Rite, which can only lead to death.
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My Writing Process
Not all writers write the same or have the same process for writing their books. But I’m sure I’m not the only one who does it the way I do it.
For me, the idea comes first. It’s usually a little seed that slowly forms into a sapling in my head—and it usually hits me in the shower or on a long ride in the car or on a train.
Once the idea is solid, I like to figure out where the story would go. Yes, I’m a plotter at heart. I like to know what the ending is first, so I know what I’m building the reader up to.
If I’m not near my computer, I tend to write notes to myself on my phone for bits and pieces I needed to remember for the story.
My next step is outlining, which sometimes includes index cards. If you don’t know the index card method, you should definitely look it up.
From my short outline points on the index cards, I start typing. That’s when the pantser in me comes out, usually because the characters try to usurp my plotting. My story changes somewhat, or characters change or are added. My pantser side is crazy like that.
When I have a few good chapters fleshed out, I start sending them to my crit partner and beta reader. They are awesome and always give good feedback. Then I go back and fix what I can until the manuscript is good enough to turn in to my editor.
Then I sit and wait and bite my nails until revisions start.
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ABOUT DOROTHY DREYER:
Dorothy Dreyer has always believed in magic. She loves reading, writing, movies, and spending time with her family and friends. Half-American and half-Filipino, Dorothy lives in Germany with her husband and two children.
Giveaway Information: Winner will be drawn
· Four (4) winners will receive a digital copy of My Tethered Soul by Dorothy Dreyer (INT)
· One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of My Tethered Soul by Dorothy Dreyer AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT)