Sometimes when I start to write a blog, I worry that people may think I’m crazy, and in some ways, I guess I am. After all, I do hear voices.
Wait; don’t leave, hear me out… If you are an author, you understand this hopefully, and if you are an avid reader on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably heard this too. If you are just a random passerby, please let me know how you found this blog. ☺
Anyway, I don’t hear audible voices, but yes, I honestly feel as if my characters take on a life of their own. I try to write three hours every morning, and then right before I go to bed, I reread everything I wrote that morning, highlighting any errors or editing needs. Yes, this is a great way to edit as you go, but also, those two or three chapters I read right before I go to bed play out in my dreams now. Just as a movie you just watched will play out in your head, now your last scene is left hanging for the characters to come alive.
Does that sound crazy? Well, it gets better, and I actually made the mistake of mentioning this to my non-fiction writing husband—I guess his characters don’t talk to him. So there I was writing a scene yesterday—that I had thought about the previous night, so I knew exactly what I was going to write. My male protagonist was very definitive of what he wanted the female protagonist to do. In fact, he gave her explicit direction. So she walked off as he’d requested, but at the last second, she turned around and did exactly what he—okay…I told her not to do. Really! I had no idea. But the next thing I know, my fingers are typing a different outcome, and then the crowd around her cheered.
All right, so now you’re looking for that straight jacket. I’ll give you a hint; it’s pink. And my best friend in writing, MJ Kane, will be laughing right along with me because we've already discussed this, and hers is purple.
Until next time, happy reading!
Until next time, happy reading!
A little about what I write.
A writer of modern-day fairytales, my stories overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a fairytale be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of my novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.
My first two novels, She Belongs to Me and Land of the Noonday Sun, have reached bestseller status right alongside Nicholas Sparks, J.D. Robb, and other great authors. My new releases, Entangled Dreams and When Noonday Ends are now available.
My novels are all standalones; however, I do link each of my stories with a little surprise. If you read out of order, you'll never notice. But if you read in order, it's fun.
First release - December 2011:
After secrets and a mysterious background leave a wife’s life hanging by a thread, a husband must look for answers in the only place he knows—the past.
Second Release - May 2012
When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun.
Third Release - September 2012
When Alexandra’s choices dissolve into Entangled Dreams, pushing her down a dark and dismal path, she must trust her instincts to escape danger, but be able to surrender all to find her happily ever after. Knowing how to decipher the difference, will be her toughest challenge.
Fourth Release – December 2012
When a new attorney accepts a case of a woman accused of attempted murder, he finds himself entwined in age-old secrets and a family who will stop at nothing to conceal them—even murder.
Series of Mini-Mysteries with a Paranormal Edge
First Short Story — October 2012
When what seems like a normal pit stop turns to more than just gas and food, a lost couple finds themselves searching for the truth of a twenty-year-old mystery that may cost them their life.
Second Short Story — January 2013
They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the old train station turned restaurant, he’s never seen proof. Until now.
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