I have been writing for most of my life, and so fat every book has been different for me. So here I go...
Hmmm, when I think about those three little words, I get kinda stumped, because for a long time I wasn’t sure if I even had a writing process.
I think as a writer, everyone does things differently, but more than that, there is no right or wrong way. It’s all in how you want to do it. Whatever works for you.
Every book tends to vary for me. My process grows and changes. The only things consistent are the tendency to freak out (my friends will laugh at me and attest to this) and that my self-confidence lives on a roller coaster throughout the life of the MS. (This is normal, right?)
I’m working on a few things at the moment. Collision Control (Crossing Forces Book Four) which is actually about wrapped up (thank GOD…I had 2nd book syndrome with it the whole way through, but THAT is another blog post).
On deck (and I already started it) is The Fae Ring which is the 2nd book in my *new* Highland Secrets Trilogy. I really can’t wait to hunker down and get to working on this one. Book One, The Tartan MP3 Player COMES OUT TOMORROW! YAY! (But it is available for pre-order everywhere)
I write what I feel. Always have, probably always will, but I think my stuff can be like other books in the genres I write as well as different. I would like to think it’s the best of the best (of course…LOL).
If even one person (okay, more than one is better) says they like what I write, I’m satisfied as an author. Bottom line I won’t ever stop writing/publishing so I hope a lot of people love my stuff like I do, really.
I have always been a fantasy child. Even when I was really little, I always made up my own worlds in my head, and I grew up reading the greats, so the genre comes naturally to me. On the other hand, I have always loved cop stuff, and I have a background in it, work in the court and am surrounded by cops, so romantic suspense comes naturally to me, too.
So when a story occurs to me, I will always write it. But I also have paranormal and YAs floating around on my computer. They’re a “someday” for me. I guess I’m not picky. I always write what I feel—no matter what it is. J
As for the process itself, as I mentioned, it varies for me but I am a pantser—I write by the seat of my pants. I don’t plan much, I just write. I like to see the characters and the story unfold for me as I write.
Really, the characters tell it. I navigate. Then again, sometimes they throw me for a loop. When I get something wrong, believe me. They tell me.
My process will grow and change as I go on, I think. I guess that doesn’t matter as long as I keep writing.
Next up, with her post March 31, 2014 is the lovely Lavender Daye. Here’s her newest release!
Lavender lives in Texas with her own private Prince Charming, two kids, two cats and a large brown rug, uh, dog. She spends her days writing sexy contemporary romance, sometimes adding a hint of suspense or tossing in a little dominance and submission.
A member of RWA, she took first place in the Great Expectations Contest in 2011 for Bound by Trust.
When she’s not writing or reading great romance novels, she can be found in the kitchen baking, usually with chocolate. Find her on facebook or the other sites she inhabits in her spare time by following these links:
Mark Harrison inherited a thriving oil business and built an empire that allows him to indulge in his hobbies, predominantly BDSM. He’s opened a new club in northern Texas, a private playground for adults.
When a young lady asks to base her college paper on the BDSM lifestyle, Mark reluctantly agrees, only because she’s the friend of a friend.
Kellie Windsor is determined to uncover a training ground for abusive men inside the new bondage club south of Dallas and scoring a meeting with the owner insured her success. When he offers to treat her as his submissive to help her understand the scene, she reluctantly agrees.
It doesn’t take long for her to toss out her painful expectations and enjoy Mark’s dominance. But there are a couple of little problems. He doesn’t know about the paper she’d planned to write or the ex-boyfriend she wants to avoid.
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