The Book Vault is hosting Alexandra's next stop for her book tour! Alexandra's novel, Wish, is now available in bookstores!
Today, Alexandra will be doing a guest blog about her writing process! Thanks for joining us!
What is your writing process?
I’m endlessly fascinated by listening to other writers answer this question. This is probably because my own writing life feels pretty ordinary and boring. I don’t have any quirky habits or weirdly inspirational places to write. I don’t have to write at night, while listening to music, though sometimes I do both. I don’t need absolute silence, but once in a while it helps. The circumstances of my perfect writing atmosphere seem to constantly be in flux, depending on what I’m working on and what feels right at the time.
The only thing that doesn’t change is the writing. I try to do it every day. It doesn’t always work out that way, but I try not to beat myself up about it.
I wish I could do that. I’d probably explode first. If I’m not making progress on something, and all of my usual tricks—like re-reading an earlier chapter, or writing an entire scene in dialogue—don’t work, I’ll leave it alone for a bit. The chances that I’m going to be inspired to write are far greater if I take my mind and heart somewhere else.
And then, it’s back to writing. Wherever, whenever, and however it happens…for as long as it happens. I guess, in a way, that’s my process.
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Head over to YA Book Realm tomorrow, 1/28, for the next stop in Alexandra's blog tour, which will include an interview!