Writing Habits – Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop

RomanceWeeklyThis week JjDevine ask authors of Romance Writers Weekly  questions about their writing habits. Hope you have already visited with Raine Balkera for her answers.

arrowsYou’re moving right along with a storyline and suddenly it takes an unexpected twist. Do you go with the flow and follow where the twist leads you or do you conform your story to your way? Depends on how twisted the twist. If the turn feels true to the characters and not my own whims, then I’ll probably write in the new direction. During one story, my muse wouldn’t let me be, so I wrote both endings, but ultimately opted for keeping the original.

pumpkinsmWhat time of year is your best time for writing? Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring?  I’d wondered this myself and started dating inception dates on the first page of my stories. It didn’t take long to discover my ideas are more numerous in fall. Usually, it’s the time of year when I’ll begin a manuscript. Although I’m a beach lover, I dearly love fall and the mysterious nature of the season. I tend to polish and submit stories in winter and spring.

When looking for a publisher do you chose a traditional press, indie route, or one that does both, e-book and print? For me it depends on the type of story. I queried a small e-publisher recommended by a friend for my first publication, the novella, White Doe. For the novel and “baby” dearest to my heart, I dreamed of publishing with a big name publisher. My dream came true when I signed a contract with Kensington/Lyrical for Hot as Blazes.

I have another completed novel, I’d like to see published with a mainstream publisher. However, the current novella I’m near to finishing, I’m considering self-publishing. Lucky for me, I have author friends willing to help.

Thanks for stopping by for my post on the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop. Hope you’ll see how A.S. Fenichel answers.

I love hearing from you. Comment by including your name and e-mail address (won’t be published)

19 thoughts on “Writing Habits – Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop”

  1. Hi, Dani, and thanks for sharing such great answers! My muse is as stubborn as yours sometimes, but like you, I usually win the battle. You’re right about being lucky enough to have a supportive bunch of like-minded friends. I need some of that! Good luck to you, too.


  2. As a survivor of Penny Bootcamp I can only say you are in for a treat – painful at times, but she’s everything I wanted in a traditional editor.


  3. LOVE the new blog look dani! Fellow lover of Fall here, except there isn’t much Fall here until Winter. LOL But I still love it. And good luck with the self pubbing! I love your determination!


    1. Thanks for commenting on the new blog theme. I’d been debating for a long time. I like it simple but love a dark theme. This one combines both and works well with pics and social media on the side.

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