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What is your writing process like?
Firstly, I am a huge night owl. I like to write late at night and deep into the wee hours of the morning. I usually try to squeeze in at least two hours a day, but I’ve had times where I’ve written from 7 o’clock at night to 2 o’clock in the morning. Secondly, I need to prepare the mood for my writing time. Taking out the laptop and turning it on are the easy parts. I also need to make certain the TV is off and all other distractions are gone (such as pesky deadlines for my job, or the house is cleaned). Then, I put in the earbuds of my iPod, put on a prepared playlist to match the tone of my manuscript, and I write! I write for hours on end with maybe a couple of short breaks in between, but once I begin I hate to be disturbed.
Do you listen to music to enhance your writing?
Absolutely! I’ve noticed that music enhances my creativity. Without the tinkling of a piano, a blaring orchestra, or the uppity Maroon 5 tunes I so adore, my writing suffers! The music transports me outside of my reality and into that of my characters’. Distractions are blocked out (mostly), and I am free to romp around in creative bliss.
What two songs best describe your overall body of work?
I write regencies and historical romances, so I’m going to have to select at least one classical piece to evoke the feeling. The other will be a contemporary song. The first is Christina Perri’s “Only Human,” which reflects the more serious and profound side of my work. The second is Dmitri Shostakovitch’s Waltz No. 2 for the light, saucy, and seductive tone for the rest of my work. Be sure to follow the links to YouTube to have a listen!
Christina Perri’s “Only Human”
Dmitri Shostakovitch’s Waltz No. 2
I am not the only author participating in Romance Weekly! There are over a dozen other writers participating in this fun and fabulous event where each Tuesday we will go behind the scenes about writing, publishing, and romance novels! The next author this week is Sarah Hegger! Follow the link to see how she beautifully answered these same questions.