How do you start writing a book?
This process takes about a week. I plot out my story line and get my ideas down on paper. My outlines always change as I start to write, but I find them essential for keeping my thoughts organized.
*Who are the characters I want to write?
*Physical description, what do they want?
You can’t write what you don’t know.
Listen to the voices in your head.
There is a week, or so, before I sit down to start a new write when I wake up in the middle of the night, turn on the light, and start jotting down conversations that will take place in the book I plan on writing.
Seriously. Whole scenes flood my consciousness. Characters come to life.
When I can’t sleep anymore I know it is time to sit down and write.
So, What am I writing now?
With Scream at the typesetter and heading out to reviewers next week, Silence, A Lakeview Novelette, the search for Blakely’s biological father now in my publisher’s hands and Sock Monster finalized, I am starting Bliss. The final installment of the Lakeview Series. It is a bittersweet, but exciting project, one that really came to life a few months ago when I sat down with my publisher.
I am on my third night of no sleep. I will have to start writing in a few days.
Happy reading! -S