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1. What is the weirdest question you have been asked about writing?
Nothing very weird as for questions, but there is something that surprised me. Some friends and family members said that they had a hard time reading my sex scene because it seemed awfully personal about me. I didn’t expect that so either I dirty up my good girl image or add a disclaimer before all of my fictitious sex scenes in the future. I like making myself into a “bad girl” better!
2. What was the most exciting thing about your writing career so far?
So far it is agreeing to become published with Soul Mate Publishing and signing several contracts. Makes it seem so real now and for so very long it was just something I really, really wanted to do someday. Now it’s happening.
3. Do you get your story ideas from real life or real people? If not, where do they come from?
Actually all of the above. I also get ideas from a song I might hear on the radio, a TV snippet of a show or commercial, witnessing an exchange between two people someplace. Sometimes, it’s a non-exchange of two people, for example- standing in line for coffee and neither speak at that time but what if they did? What would they say? How would they start? That’s how my ideas takes off. I wrote a full length novel, based on a dream I had. It currently has 85,000 words and it’s not finished yet! I wrote a six book series called Emergency Calls and the idea for that story happened in two parts. The first part was in the Winter of 2007 while watching the weather channel show storms and flooding in Texas. The second part of the idea happened when my husband and I decided to take a romantic weekend to a charming little town in Central Indiana. Unbeknownst to us, we just missed a major rain storm that flooded the town, collapsed a few bridges and had seriously deep flood areas and complete power outages. That experience is the premise of all 6 books and I had a blast writing all of those stories.
The most recent published short story in “All I Want for Christmas is a Soul Mate” came to me because I wrote it around the time of my own High School Class reunion approaching.
So, there you have it. Those are just a few of the ways I’ve come up with stories in the past.
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