My Writing Process
It begins with...
A nightmare. I wish I could say I dream of butterflies and unicorns but I write Dark fantasy/horror. There you go.
After an idea comes to me, I try to pluck it out of my head.
After a few moments of head banging, talking to myself, brainstorming on notecards, tissue paper, or whatever is readily available, the soothing calm awakens the muse and I carefully guide her into my presence. It's at this point I see the scene I need to write first and everything starts to connect.
I write like there's no tomorrow. I am a strong believer of sucky first drafts.
After finishing the first draft, I celebrate...by crying. Yes. More work follows.
I am currently working on self publishing a YA Thriller. Sending it off to the editor soon. My work is very dark with a glint of hope. Always hope. I have always been drawn to the darker side of characters. Why is it that we tend to remember traumatic events but rarely times of peace? Why is it that although two people share the same experiences they view the world differently? These types of questions guide me when creating my world and characters. The lines between good and evil are not always what they seem. I put my character through the ringer to show the best, or worst, of who they are.
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