Emilia Ward is being watched.
And it isn’t just by her mother’s creep of a boyfriend or one of her many employers. Instead, she is certain it something else—someone else. However, in a life with college classes and alcoholic mother to look after, Emilia doesn’t have time to explore her suspicions. She would much rather think about her new job at Iram Manor, and more importantly—its mysterious and alluring owner.
After a lifetime of isolation and trapped in a disfigured body Kasper Zafar thought he knew pain. Confining himself to his work as an architect and the love of his music, he never expects the beautiful Emilia Ward to enter his life. Young and naive, his new housekeeper does not flinch at the sight of him, and is even so bold as to call him her friend.
Determined to teach her in all worldly things, the opposites grow closer and the role of student and teacher interchange. Yet Emilia’s life outside the manor is not a happy one, and when Kasper’s attempt to watch over her fails, both will discover than love may be the most painful thing of all.
As part of the blog tour, Endangered Hearts author Amanda Lance has graciously agreed to write a guest post describing her personal writing process. Enjoy!
Amanda Lance’s Writing Process
Like many writers I have a cultivated a certain routine when writing my novels, a process that keeps me going from project to project in the most efficient form possible. It is beyond simplistic, but since my first major work, the following routine has worked for me:
Prewriting: From what the characters look like to the overall message of the story, I spend more time prewriting than anything else. I organize the plot; think about possible character names, and brainstorm potential endings. Most of this is done in my head and takes up the most amount of time.
The first draft: This usually takes between four and six weeks depending on how long the project is and roadblocks from the rest of my life. I write spontaneously, generating anywhere from 1k to 5k words a day and do very little editing.
Revising: I do this chapter by chapter, reconstructing sentences and resolving major plot points. Once I feel like I’ve got a decent handle on this, I start sending the manuscript to my betas.
Editing: With the help of my beta readers, my publisher, and editor, I correct grammar and spelling mistakes.
Thanks so much to Amanda Lance for stopping by
to share her writing process!