Hey fellow writers! I’m back from Florida and had a wonderful time at the Readers’ Favorite Award Ceremony in Miami. Last week, I wrote about how I’m a pantser with a plan and also gave tips on what to do if you get blocked. Hopefully everyone is steaming toward the goal line for a 2015 NaNoWriMo win!
Today, I’ll give you my secret on how I went from writing and publishing two full length novels a year to the range of 10-12. It worked for me to “break the rules.”
I write faster and better when other people are watching. It’s because I love the reward of having someone read or comment on my story. The way it works at Romance In A Month, if you don’t write, you don’t get to update your thread, so if you want something to talk about, you have to write.
I also have a Readers Club where I share excerpts and we chat about things. It makes writing a spectator sport because I get their reactions to my story while I’m writing it. All the social interaction gets people involved with the story and immerses me into the lives of my characters as I’m answering questions about them, or posting answers about what they would do in this or that situation. It really helps me to know my characters if I’m going to be gossiping about them!
I hope you enjoyed my presentation. Please let me know how you’re doing with your writing or if you have any tips to share. If you’d like to join my Romance In A Month group, we’d love to have you. Finally, here is the recorded video, at https://fwa.adobeconnect.com/p5stdvmmiff/
Many thanks to Jade Kerrion and the Florida Writers Association for having me on the panel of the Maximizing Writer Productivity Webinar.