May 20 2014 Romance Weekly

#lovechatwrite

#lovechatwrite

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

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I hope you discover something new about me and my writing. Enjoy!

1. If someone could observe you writing without you knowing they were there, what strange practices might they catch you doing?

Currently, there are a few strange practices that I do while writing. This year I am in limbo with my writing space because the office is getting redone in my house. I took over the kitchen table until the office is ready for me to write in again. The kitchen is converted into a temporary (official) writing desk I have the whole set up in the kitchen, which includes an empty priority mail box under the table that is now the official foot stool. My hubby laughs when he sees me use it but it makes it much more comfortable. 

The other practice someone would find strange: when I figure out a plot point or something comes together I’ve been having problems with I’ll jump out of my chair and run around the house and basically shout for joy. If someone didn’t know what I was doing they would find it weird or maybe call 911. 

 

2. Other than a creative outlet, how does writing benefit you?

Writing can be an emotional release for me. There are always going to be both good days and bad and if I can write about each experience I can work through the bad and remember the good. Writing can help me deal with stressful events. Writing fiction provides an outlet and a means for me to be able to create the world as I would like it and get all of the feelings out so I don’t have to carry them around with me, especially the bad. In a novel, good guys versus bad guys can really come in handy when I want to exact revenge on someone but can’t do it in real life.  

 

3. How do you feed your muse?

With chocolate, movies, and books. I know when I’m blocked I’ve neglected to have one of these three ingredients. I don’t really have a muse I must wait on to inspire me. Although, it helps to feed one when there are problems to work out or I’m not feeling very creative. A good book, a favorite movie, or some delicious chocolate can take me out of my funk and away from the problems of the current manuscript I’m working on. My brain chews on the problems in the background in order to help me. Then I get back to writing.

Hope you enjoyed this week's Romance Weekly. Onto the next blog in today's blog hop. Enter the mind of S.C. Mitchell where he reveals more about his writing life.

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