Haha, no! I’m what’s called a “pantser”, or an “organic writer”. I plan nothing. At all. When I start a book, I don’t even have names for my characters. Half the time I just have a vague concept that I want to expand on, and it goes from there.
This technique doesn’t work for everyone. For writers that need to plan, I recommend googling something called “The Snowflake Technique”. It works very well for some planners.
I have no fixed schedule, but I try to write an absolute minimum of 250 words (one page) per day. If I can hit 1000 words (four pages) per day, I’m pleased. 2,500 (ten pages)? I’m a happy camper. More than that, and I’m very, very happy.
Sometimes it’s so hard to keep at it – What keeps you going?
My readers. The little things that they say mean more than know. Just hearing one person say “I can’t wait for the next book!” makes everything worthwhile.
Have you met any people in the industry who have really helped you?
Yes. I met Jennifer Fallon at a convention once, and since then we’ve spoken a few times by email and over Facebook. She is a genuinely lovely lady, and inspires me to keep going. I also have a network of fellow self-published authors that I’ve met, who are wonderful to bounce ideas off.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
I don’t care, so long as I make them feel something. I consider that to be my primary task as an author.
What’s your favorite meal?
Something I didn’t burn.
What color represents your personality the most?
What movie do you love to watch?
I love The Fifth Element, it’s my all-time favourite movie, just because it’s so colourful and fun. I also love Men In Black – I’ve probably re-watched that at least fifty times, and it never gets dull. I also love Legally Blonde, because watching the “dumb girl” get justice pleases me immensely… and I love Reese Witherspoon a little bit.
How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing?
I love Facebook, but I’m still getting used to Twitter. Twitter is very alien to me. I’m wordy by nature, so trying to squish my thoughts into that little box is… interesting.
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I wish! I mostly travel on Google Maps. One day, I dream of travelling the world.
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Rating – R-18