As I’ve previously shared, the story for my first complete manuscript (Discovering Our Story) came to me in a dream. My hero and heroine and the underlying premise for the story came from the deep recesses of my mind. That said, I made a great many decisions to shape my characters and their backstories. The vast majority of these decisions were not based on any details or any persons from my life. Except… Continue reading “Does Art Imitate Life?”
For those of you just tuning in, I’d be honored to share my writing with you. Keep reading to sample the first chapter of my contemporary romance novel titled Discovering Our Story. Feel free to share your critiques and comments with me.
Matthew’s eyes blinked open as the slightest glimmer of light crept into the morning sky. He rolled onto his back almost upon cue as he heard the rooster begin to crow. He brought his pillow to his face for a moment, wishing he could block out the noise, but realized it was futile. Their rooster would disrupt the sleep of everyone in the house sooner or later. Continue reading “Discovering Our Story – Chapter 1”
I’ve experienced several completion milestones so far on this journey. Four months after I started writing, I “completed” my first draft. That was a milestone.
I painstakingly worked my way through a full and thorough edit. Then it was “done.” Continue reading “Is a manuscript ever completely complete?”
They say that it takes 21 days to form a habit. If that’s true, then I can honestly say that writing has become far more than a mere habit. It has changed my life. It has changed who I am as a person, including my dreams and aspirations. It turns out that writing is absolutely a creative outlet I didn’t even know I was craving. Continue reading “Has Writing Become a Habit?”
Even though I admittedly hadn’t read much within the romance genre until I started writing a romance novel — that sounds so funny to me — it is always the romantic plot line that holds my interest in any movie, television show, or really any story of any kind. Continue reading “Why Romance?”
Truth be told, I did not set out to become a writer. Sure, I’ve always been a reader and I’ve always written if you count journaling and blogging. However, I was surprised as anyone to know that I was capable of writing a novel. Continue reading “Why Write?”