My Answers

Last week, I asked all of you to think of questions you’ve always wanted to ask me and post it in the comment section. So, here are my answers to a few of your questions, and Ill try to answer the rest of your questions over the next few weeks.

Destany asked:  Can you write wherever you are, no matter how loud it is around you, or do you get distracted?

I have a study in my new house and I finished putting it all together now long ago. So, I love how it turned out. I do most of my writing sitting at my study desk, surrounded by books and trinkets (and a pet or two!).   I love the peaceful silence that is my own.  However, I write regular working hours and life doesn’t always cooperate, so I’ve had to write in hospitals, hotels, at my mom’s, and recently at the beach house we rented in Galveston. So, I guess I’ll have to say I can write anywhere, but I prefer to write in my study with only the soft wispy sound of my ceiling fan for background music.

Alexandra asked: Is Unbreakable only going to be an e-book or is it going to be an e-book and in paperback?

Okay, I would love to see the novellas in print.  And while I have to say that right now, like my other novella Saved at Sunrise, Unbreakable is only being scheduled as an ebook, I still remain hopeful that maybe in the future they will combine all the novellas and put them in one book.  Fingers crossed.

Karina asked: Is it hard to kill off a character? How do you decide if it’s necessary?

It’s always hard to kill off any of my characters, especially the ones I’ve come to know and love. You wouldn’t believe how much I have cried when I’ve had to kill off one of them. And in my Shadow Falls series I’ve killed off one character, which was hard enough to do, then my editor decided I really should kill off a different character. So, I had to go through it all over again.

As for as deciding if it’s necessary, well . . .    I try to write stories with real-life crises.  I’ve lived through and therefore I’ve written about the pain of watching your parents get a divorce, the hurt of not fitting in with your peers, and the devastation of a breakup.  And as hard as it is, I’ve also dealt with the loss of loved one.  I want my stories, even though they are pure fiction, to reflect real life.  I want my characters to experience the wonder of what it is to be alive, because through them, my readers experience it.  And death and overcoming grief is a part of life.  It’s a lesson that most of us will have to face at some time.

Now, if you’ve thought of a few more questions you’d like me to answer, post your question in the comment section, and I’ll try to answer them in the coming weeks.

18 thoughts on “My Answers

  1. I have two questions! I hope you don’t mind.

    How do you overcome writers block? Sometimes I’m in the middle of writing a story and cannot seem to finish it.

    Do you always know how your stories will end? Do you have them planned out beginning, middle, end, etc. ?

  2. How do you write detail into a story? I’m not bad at the dialogue but trying to add the details of the setting and characters doesn’t come easy. Any tips?

  3. Hi! I have a few questions sorry I’m curious
    1. Do you sometimes think of an ending and/or certain part in the story when you are still at the beginning of writing the story?

    2. How do you deal with writers block?

    3. Do you think it’s true that to write a good story you have to have experience??

  4. when you write your books or like anything do you think about your going to write ahead of time or just start writing and go with whatever comes to you at the moment?

  5. Hiya! I was wondering if you like to go on Wattpad or not? My friends told me about it, and now I am addicted! If you do, what are some stories you recommend?

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