Q: What does a typical writing day look like?
A: I try to start every day with a mile-long walk, where I think about the scenes I'm going to try and write that day. When I get home, I pull up my WIP and read over what I wrote the day before. Then I try to write at least 1000 new words. Some days it's easy, and the words flow, and I keep going. Some days, every word is painful, and I stop mid-sentence as soon as I reach that thousandth word.
Q: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
A: A, Definitely a pantser. In fact, I cowrote an article about that with my friend Renee Ryan, who is a plotter. I wish I could start out with a lovely, detailed plot, but that just isn't the way my brain works. Stories come to me very organically. If I try to pin them down, they wiggle away. So I just start writing and see where it goes.
Q: What is your least favorite part of the publishing process?
A: Anything that has to do with marketing. Like most authors, I am an introvert, and anything that involves having to come out of my cave is a bit distressing!
Q: What authors have inspired you?
A: The very first historical romance I remember reading was by Brenda Joyce. It was a western romance, and just a few pages in, I was hooked. For the first time, I thought, "I could write something like this!" I started reading lots of Jude Devereaux and Kathleen Woodiweiss. Later on, I was absolutely blown away by Laura Kinsale. Lately, my favorite authors are Elizabeth Hoyt and Joanna Bourne.
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