I’m a new-ish writer, so I’m still developing a style. It’s was my habit to just puke my ideas down and then “boom” I’ve got a story. Worked like a charm for book one. Book two was a bit more difficult because I suddenly had parameters from book one that I had to work within. Book three was where I decided that I’d never write another series without a lengthy outline, again–live and learn.
I’m making a serious effort to carve out at least three to four hours a day to write, but sometimes that time is overshadowed with editing, marketing, or the family. I am doing better. 😉
I plan to continue to learn and grow as a writer until I die, so I’m sure I’ll have new processes as I grow… I mean go. 😉
Movies, TV, other books, dreams, and my own weird imagination. I love to meld the ordinary into the paranormal. Sort of like a surprising magical world is just hiding under the surface of the everyday life we all know.
This would be it! Seriously, I’ve always imagined this was impossible for me to have. Sure, my dream would be that my stories become half as popular as some of my favorite authors, but I’m pretty happy as a published author. My dream did include writing my stories from a villa in Italy. Does that count?
I know it’s been said by so many writers before me but its still true–Read and write every day. “The more you read, the better you’ll write. The more you write, the better your story will read.” – RK Close 😉
Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series. I’ve read the entire series at least three times and I’m certain that I’ll eventually do it again. It’s the story that I could never get enough of.
“Never talk to monsters, especially the beautiful ones.”
Red Dream (book 3) of the Vampire Files Trilogy will be published in the first half of 2018!