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1. If someone could observe you writing without you knowing they were there, what strange practices might they catch you doing?
Listening to music transitions me into the writing mood. It clears my mind and helps productivity, but on occasion certain songs snatch me out of the writing mood. The really fast-paced and uplifting tunes, or simply a longtime favorite. When those songs start to blare in my ears, I have to get up and dance. After pulling off some really bad and awkward moves, I return to my writing chair and continue with my story as if nothing peculiar happened. *SMILES*
2. Other than a creative outlet, how does writing benefit you?
Writing is my home, my sanctuary, and my calm. Without writing as my anchor, I’d be lost. Even if I wasn’t publishing, I’d still sit at my desk every evening to write.
3. How do you feed your muse?
I do a number of things. As I’ve mentioned before, I love listening to music. If the mood of a song playing in the background matches the scene I’m working on, the emotions come through more clearly on paper. Reading books, blogs, and articles on history is always, always helpful. I was researching regency wedding dresses and found a great archive of fashion plates from lady’s magazines of the era. The beautiful renditions of dresses, gowns, shawls, and veils had me very inspired! And, simply enjoying myself while I write has an outstanding boost to my muse.
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 Dani Jace! Follow the link to see how she beautifully answered these same questions. http://danijace.com/