an exciting time for an author. For me, it’s a feeling of accomplishment that I
love. I guess I’ll have to admit that it gives me a sweet rush that’s become
Is it the knowledge that I’ve
finished something I started that’s so pleasurable? Heck – I don’t know. Could
it be the story that’s existed in my head now has a happy ending?
At least now I can move on.
Make room for the other characters who’ve been driving me batty, impatiently
waiting on the sidelines and madly waving at me from time to time.
It’s a strange kind of
phenomena that occurs when I’m close to the end of a book. My mind starts
sifting through all the many ideas that have hammered away for attention.
Normally, I’ll let a thought take root and dwell on it until I either see
potential or I decide it’s just not gonna work.
If it’s a fit, then anytime I
have spare room in my brain (that’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one :-)))) the concept begins to jell and refuses to be turned
off. When I let myself become involved to where the plotting process naturally
begins, I’m hooked.
That’s when the fun starts.
A new group of people immerge and I create as many diabolical conflicts to
torture them with that I can think of. Since I’m always weaving in romance and
aiming them toward their happy ending, I never worry that a lot is too much.
begin the process of a new story but for me it usually starts with the heroine.
Most times I can see her clearly. The hero follows soon after and he’s the one I’m
more challenged to bring to life. The story floats around in the background
such as whether it’s a suspense or contemporary, angel theme or spirit-travel.
Then the lightbulb flashes and the plot appears.
Gol darnit I love those
moments! It’s like being at the starting gate and the gun fires for the race to
How does the process work