My friend Lindsey over at Chaotically Yours asked if I wanted to participate in a blog tour.
To participate I need to answer a few questions.
1) What am I working on? I am working on writing a novel called Pain By Proxy which is based on a screenplay I've already written. The premise is that hidden in our society are people with the ability to manipulate and absorb the pain and pleasure of others. The protagonist is a young woman who discovers her unexplainable pain is her ability to absorb other people's pain. The doctor she thinks is helping to find an end to her pain is really hunting people like her to turn over to a casino owner who can no longer absorb enough of other people's pleasure to cover his own pain.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre? I think the story straddles two genres, bringing a fresh look to both. It brings the dramatic core of self-sacrifice from a superhero origin story and the elements I like from vampire tale where the antagonists drain pleasure over blood.
3) Why do I write what I do? I was so intrigued by the idea that pain feels different to everyone. Pain has value if you can figure out how to deal with it. I was also drawn to the idea that we are all responsible for the energy we put into the world, our pain or joy alters the lives of the people around us.
4) How does my writing process work? I typically have an idea of the emotional journey of a character I want to portray first. I like the element of surprise when I write, for myself and my readers, so I don't plan out everything before I start. I love that moment when the character's story comes alive for me and I realize their secrets.
Now I'm supposed to pick three writers to be next but how about if you want me to tag you for next week let me know in comments and I'll alter this very post with your very own blog!