Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most asked questions I get:
How do you write so fast?
Well, I type fast (about 90-100 wpm), I love writing, and I don’t have children. When I was first writing for my career, I worked a full-time job in banking and would come home and type sometimes 5,000 words before crashing and going to bed only to get up and do it all again. That was SUPER unhealthy, and I’m glad I don't have to do that anymore. I did writing full-time for about six and a half years and then decided that I needed a part-time non-writing job to help me get out of the house, earn some reliable money, and make a better schedule. I currently work at a yoga studio doing the front desk and I LOVE IT. That means I have to fit my writing schedule around my work schedule, which is something I work on ALL the time.
What is your next book?
I update what I’m working on all the time on my social media pages. Once I’m done with one book, it’s on to the next. I sometimes work on multiple projects at once that are in various states of completion. I prefer to only work on one book at a time, but sometimes the voices don’t let me rest!
Are you doing any signings?
Right now I have signings on hold. I went through some financial setbacks and had to focus on just getting by for a while, and I’m still getting back on my feet. Signings also take a lot of time and energy away from writing, but I can’t wait to start them up again and come and see my readers!
Why do you write romance?
It’s what I love to read. There is always the HEA (happily ever after) at the end. It’s a safe place in a world full of chaos. I LOVE love. I don’t think that romance is somehow “lesser” than something like science fiction, or literary fiction. Romance is just as smart and cool and thrilling as all of those other genres and anyone who craps on romance can sit on a cactus.
What is a typical day like for you?
LOL, there is no such thing! I do have an IDEAL schedule, and this is what it looks like:
I wake up pretty late. I’m NOT a morning person, so if I can get up and out of bed before 11, that’s a good day for me (I stay up until at least 2 most nights). On Mondays and Tuesdays, I usually don’t get much writing in before I leave for work, but sometimes I can squeeze in 500-800 words before I head out. Then I have work from 2-7:45 pm. It takes me about an hour to and from work, so that’s a huge time suck. I listen to a lot of writing podcasts on my commute and sometimes brainstorm new stories and characters. Then I get home, have dinner, shower and if I can get started writing before 10:30 pm, that’s a win. Some nights it doesn’t happen. If I can get 1,500 words in before bed, that’s great. On Wednesday and Thursday, I don’t go in to work until 3, so those are my days when I can fit more writing in before work. I also run on those days, so it’s a lot to get done. On Friday, I go to work at 3, but I get out at 6:30, so I do my groceries and then get one and try to get 3,000 words done. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. Weekends are for brunch and catching up on writing. I try to get at least 4,000 words on Saturday and Sunday. That’s the PLAN, but something, something best laid plans.
When I am under a deadline crunch, I can write about 8,000 words on a weekend day. My max was 12,000 words and I think I died a little when I did that. There are writers who write WAY faster than that, and writers who write WAY slower than that. It’s whatever works, and this is what works for me.
Who does your covers?
I’ve worked with a number of designers on my covers, and you can see who those people are in the copyright information of the book. I have done the following covers myself, sometimes with help from my partner: Sweet Surrendering, Surrendering to Us, Dark Surrendering, Surrendering to Always, Our Favorite Days, Brooks, Second Kiss, Double Exposure, Second Chance, Chord, Dirty Girl, Marriage of Unconvenience, and Wicked Sweet. I use images from stock sites, and Photoshop to edit and bring them all together. It’s something I love doing, from concept to final cover design.
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