First of all, I am in the process of expanding my website.
The new pages will contain fun facts, behind the scenes material and even deleted scenes.
A few days ago I realized that while I have shared some information, it's all over the place. And not complete.
I still have to gather everything and package it before I can press the POST button, but it's coming.
Second, I realized that for the longest time I kept myself hidden. I posted about promotions, my books and sometimes characters, but when it comes to me... I was absent.
Well, New Year, New Me! And no, this is not a New Year resolution! We all know how those end.
In other words - I need to stop running. But not literally.
I started running almost a year ago. Hated it at first. Had to stop every few minutes. Worse still, when I finally began seeing progress I discovered I fractured my shinbone.
But now, I'm slowly getting into shape again. And loving it!
Even when the weather is like this:
I was rummaging through my old notes for other deleted scenes to share with you and I came across a Q&A I once did with my Book3 characters (no working title yet, sorry - cant seem to find the one that fits).
See, sometimes characters come to me, and force me to listen to their story (this is what happened with Amira). Sometimes, I have to discover the story while writing it - it's a really fun experience (this was what happened with Forged in Fire). But when I started writing my third book I decided to get to know my characters in a bit different way - I sat down with them and asked a few questions.
Everywhere I turn to, it seems, people are advising to know your characters before you even start writing. To know their fears and desires. What motivates them. And this was never my way! I discovered those things along the way - that's half of the fun! And yes, I'm not a planner. But for my third book I tried to walk the planner's path; I tried something different. And I managed to find the hugest writer's block ever!
For the longest time I had no desire to open up my draft. But that is another story. Today should be about the Q&A I had with Natalie and Hadrian. So here it goes:
Me: What is your opinion on Hadrian?
Moreover, while writing this blog post I began writing a blurb for the next book (Natalie and Hadrian's book); but writing a 300 word blurb is harder than writing a 100k word story. But I'll get there :D And once I do, I'll share it.
I write books I would love to read with fantasy worlds I would like to be a part of. Where anything is possible, but nothing more magical than love.