I do a sort of outline in a planner so I don’t get any days confused. I take a few days off to brainstorm what I’ve written in the planner, then I wake up about an hour before I have to go to work or school and crank out anywhere from 1000-2000 words each day. I can normally write a book in a little over a month then I do revisions and edits then it goes to the editor and I start on the next book.
Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)? Do you write naked?
I don’t write in the shower but I do get a lot of scenes figured out in there. I write clothed but pants generally don’t make it to the computer desk.
What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
Don’t give up. Writing a book, especially that first one, is hard. It may take years to find a story that you know from beginning to end but you will eventually get there.
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
I do read my reviews. So far I haven’t come across a bad one but I know my time will eventually come. Paranormal Romance isn’t loved by all. I don’t respond to reviews but I do tend to share them on social media sometimes. I guess my advice would be to take by reviews with a grain of salt. If most of your reviews are good you probably don’t have a huge reason to worry. Constructive criticism can be helpful but let the attacks just roll off your back.
What's your next project?
Book two, The Fall of Kass is with the editor and I’m in the process of writing book three! I’m not sharing the title for that one yet.
What's your favorite love story?
Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
Favorite place to eat?
Danni Rae’s in Denton, TX. It’s a little seafood Cajun place and the food is to die for, not that I would really know, I get the exact same dish every time I go.
Which body part would you choose to get a tattoo done?
I actually have a tattoo on my hip but I’m wanting to get a white tattoo on my wrist.
Tell us something you hate doing. Why?
I hate doing the dishes. It seriously grosses me out. All that caked on food, some that’s been in people’s mouths. Just no.
Sitting alone in a big field, looking at stars, what do you think/feel?
I’d probably be scared. Am I really alone? Are those serial killer eyes glowing in the tree line in the distance?
If you could have an unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?
Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’d drink one every day if it didn’t mean I’d need a second job or bigger pants. It’s a problem. I’m obsessed.
My favorite unusual food combination is:
Cheeze-its and green olives.
What was the first car you drove?
Ford-Chevrolet Taurus. It’s actually a Ford Taurus but the previous owner had added one of those metal decals above the “Taurus” part that said Chevrolet. Classy, I know.
What holiday would you invent to get a day off work?
Reading Day. It would take place every Friday.
What is your favorite holiday?
Halloween. I get super excited when Hocus Pocus starts playing weekly.
At the beach would you rather play in the sand, or play in the water?
Water. If the tide is up you get a workout.
Do you think people should eat the fish they catch, or just let them go?
If they’re big enough and in the legal means, eat those suckers. My husband caught a shark once, for which he got a ticket, and we ate it. It was delicious.
Can you fake any accents?
Nope. I try but it’s terrible. My husband, however, randomly goes into a foreign accent (he knows all of them I think) and I’m over here like, “okay this is happening again.”