Thursday, October 23, 2014

Love Overcomes Guest Post and Giveaway with Author Angela Schroeder

Today I am thrilled to welcome Angela Schroeder, author of Love Overcomes as my guest. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the page.

Guest Post: My Writing Process

Thank you for allowing me to take over the blog today. I really appreciate it. I figured that today I would talk about my writing process. It is nothing fancy or even eccentric but it gets me through.

I make sure the kids are sleeping. I pull up a playlist that I have made. For Love Overcomes I knew I needed some romantic songs. I didn’t just want ballads though. So I compiled songs from Bing Crosby, Loreena McKinnet, Lindsey Stirling, K.T. Tunstall, Bryan Adams, 

Jesse McCartney, music from Love Struck the Musical and Pitch Perfect. Basically, I had the upbeat songs that made me want to dance while writing along with some great ballads and songs that fit in between. There were scenes where I would play one song on a loop until I finished that scene because that song was the right mood. Spotify is a great way to make music lists.

I did NOT read back through what I wrote. I would only read back through the previous two paragraphs. That was it, otherwise I would find myself wanting to change things and I did not want to get stuck doing that until after it was done.

When each chapter was finished I sent it off to my mom. I really did not think she would like it. She called me after finishing a few chapters I had sent her (she is not the type to check email every day) and told me that I needed to write more because she HAD to know what was going to happen next. There was one scene where she called me sounding like she was going to cry. “What happens next?” She tried to get my dad to read it and he told her he would read the final draft. Knowing that someone was waiting for the next chapter to be finished really helped me to keep writing this. I was done with it in less than two months.

In the middle of writing this a friend of mine introduced me to the wonders of Pinterest. I had always assumed it was for DIY projects and recipes. But she informed me that she made boards for her books and how she saw her characters, places in the books, even dresses and outfits that were worn. I found myself doing the same thing. Though I usually did this after I wrote something so I could go back and say “yeah that was how the house looked like.” Or “ok her dress was like this.” It really did help but if I did it before I wrote I could find myself on there for well over an hour looking at all the things that could be in my book. So Pinterest is an amazing tool as long as you do not find yourself on it more than you find yourself writing. ;)

That was my writing process for this book. I hope you are able to pick up a copy of Love Overcomes and enjoy it.

Angela Schroeder

Love Overcomes 
by Angela Schroeder
Anaiah Romance

Single mother Arabella Mackenzie never imagined that going to California with her sister Clara would have such a huge impact on her life. Since the end of a disastrous relationship, Arabella has been wary of wanting or needing anyone other than her family. But when she meets hunky actor, Jeremy Fowlis, she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since her three year old son was born. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and learn to trust again.

Jeremy is not used to women who don't want to date him, or at least show him off to their friends - he is an in-demand actor, after all.  He is tired of the shallow, avaricious attention that he gets from the public, but when he meets intelligent, cautious Arabella, she doesn't even know his name.  Arabella’s grounded beauty captivates him instantly, but, he is wary of getting involved with a single mother with a complicated past.

Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts and fears in order to find love?

Release Date:
November 4, 2014
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Author Bio:

Angela was born and raised in Iowa, in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing.

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