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