Before I go any further, I'd like to direct your attention to the scoop on who J.M. Filipowicz is.
As the author of Wardroids, which is available here on amazon.com, J.M. is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in both art and writing. She resides in Burlington, Ontario, Canada with her husband, two children and her dog, Worf.
Her aforementioned novel, Wardroids, pits female military droids against the men who enslaved them, while Commander Black and his fix-it chick Emily struggle with their feelings for each other. This entertaining twist on the classic sci fi genre is told in three distinct first person view points. Available now from Double Dragon Publishing.
You might want to check out J.M.'s blog, here.
A big THANK YOU to J.M. for inviting me to participate in this blog hop!
1. What am I working on?
Today I'm editing a YA Sci Fi story called The Other LA.
2. How does my work differ from others in this genre?
Drew Everett, the main character in The Other LA, has a unique voice. Her perception of the situation she's found herself in gives the story a nice twist. I have a pretty relaxed writing style and I like to keep the voice humorous, so this manuscript isn't like most of the hardcore science fiction novels I've read, it's more like a Rod Allbright book meets an Anna Maxted novel meets a writer who's still trying to figure out how to write.
3. Why do I write what I write?
Because the voices in my head tell me to. No, I'm just kidding (or am I???!) Seriously, just kidding. I've loved to write for as long as I can remember. I started writing poems when I was six and I didn't realize, of course, that I was writing poems, it was just something I did. Now that I'm older and I have years of watching Star Trek, Star Wars, X-Men, Superman, and Batman under my belt, sci fi is what comes out of me. That sounded gross, sorry. But it's true, sci-fi stories eek out of me quite easily. I've considered investing in Depends, but decided against this as I rather enjoy this steady flow of goofy sci fi stories...
4. How does your writing process work?
Oh, it's highly evolved. First, I take a nap. Then, I wake up around, say, midnight, after which I freak out because why am I just now waking up at midnight?! And then, I tweet whatevers on my mind, watch some old episodes of Mad Men to inspire myself, consume every trace of chocolate in my house, make myself some nachos, pretend to exercise, give up, and finally...I write.
Seriously, my process is mostly like that, except there's less watching of Mad Men and more writing. I try to write as much as I can. This means less going out and more becoming pale (even though I'm black...go figure??? But it's true) due to a lack of sunlight. I'm not complaining though, I really, really enjoy writing. Writing and Netflix are basically my two boyfriends, because that's normal.
Well, those are the answers to the questions and if one person actually reads this, thank you XXO you rock! : )