Oddly this is a question I receive from readers and interested parties as well as one I ask myself.
I usually stammer a bit and try to think of an answer quickly so I don't look like a writer that hasn't a clue. But sometimes, we really don't. There are those stories that wake you up in the middle of the night or the scenes that come to you in the shower. They are tiny flashes of something so much bigger.
Then there are the times, for me usually when I've committed to a project or a deadline, that the "muse" disappears. Though I don't believe this muse is something outside myself. It's years of reading, watching, imagining. Our brains always ticking away with the stories we've seen and the stories we've kept going in our minds.
As I've said before, I have three finished books that will be out in August. That doesn't mean I'm not working, there are always more books to write. Some times I need to take a break, turn off the little hamster in my head and not dream of new romances.
A short break often brings back the "muse". I have a story plotted, as I stare at the screen I wait to hear the voices start to tell me their tale. I really hope it's a good one.
I'm still not sure how summer snuck up on me! I swear it was just last week I was in my hoodie sitting by the fireplace. Now there is sunshine, and birds chirping really early in the morning. Don't they know I'm working?
I was so proud of myself that I was way ahead of my due dates for a number of books and then the powers that be through a wrench in them. Luckily it wasn't me tossing the tools, so I still got my words in and my books finished.
Being half way through the year, I had hoped to have at least three or four books published. Technically I'm calling it two and a half books published, with Runaway Bride releasing at the end of December. The great news is even though I don't have a book releasing in July, (I will be running some sales), I have three books releasing in August!
That doesn't mean I'm done for the year, not by a long shot. I have another book in the works for later this year. A group project I'm really excited about. I will also be writing the third installment of Seven Brides for Seven Bears, Unexpected Bride.
Goals aside, I have lots of books coming, my aim is to minimize my sunburns while doing so. Cover Reveals coming soon for Milly Taiden's PDA world!
Writer by day, Netflix junky by night. Fueled by Red Vines and Coke Zero. Distracted by social media when I'm supposed to be working.