Today I’m participating in another blog tour. I’m honored to follow the delightful and talented Mr. Thaddeus White. He’s published 3 books to date, Sir Edric’s Temple being my favorite, followed closely by Journey to Altmortis, and finally Bane of Souls. I highly recommend them. Check out his blog tour answers.
Now, on to the questions:
What am I working on?
I’m currently in the editing phase of Keepers of Arden: The Brothers Volume 2. While working on that, I’m writing volume 3 as well as 4. My goal is to publish one book in the series each year. Some might question why I kept the same title of The Brothers for all four books, and I can assure you there is a reason to my madness. At some point down the road, I might venture into single books that would tell stories from the Long Wars or the history of other characters in Keepers of Arden: The Brothers. For instance, I might title another book Keepers of Arden: The First King of Loutsil, or perhaps Keepers of Arden: The Firth Brothers, and so on. It’s done purposefully in hopes of expanding on the series.
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
I don’t think of this series as any sort of revolutionary take on the fantasy genre. I set out with a goal to see how far down I could take my characters. I wanted to create a vulnerable character. I wanted characters who were forced to overcome their own imperfections and had no choice but to face their demons. Looking back over the series, I’d say I achieved my goal.
Why do I write what I do?
I grew up on fantasy. The first book I remember loving was the Belgariad series by David Eddings. Next was Dragonlance. These books got me hooked on fantasy, and I’ve rarely been able to venture from the genre and enjoy a story as a much. Therefore, it was only natural for me to write fantasy. It’s what I love.
How does my writing process work?
I wish I had something I could call a solid “process.” I’m not a seasoned writer. I have no learned behaviors from years upon years of writing. I sit down everyday and type something. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. Sometimes I write in rough draft form (just getting thoughts and words down), sometimes I write like it’s my final draft. Sometimes I just read what I wrote the previous day and stare at the screen with no idea what to do next. But everyday I write something.
That wraps up my answers. I hope you’ll take the time to visit Mr. Thaddeus White’s website and get to know him. I cannot recommend his books enough.
Next week, please stop by and visit the people following me on this blog tour:
I’m also being followed by the absurdly talented Zichao Deng (D.Z.C.). His books are completely outside my preferred genre, but his writing is simply stunning and his characters have ensnared me.