I should have mentioned that I first started writing my series about…twenty years ago, good lord, and have therefore been generating the ideas around it for an inordinate amount of time. So a lot of my work is sifting through the mountains of old ideas, slotting them into place like puzzle pieces, then writing them out and seeing if they work together. …And then doing it again. And again.
Books don’t just appear out of the author’s mind on paper. There has to be some way it goes from idea to published story. But it’s different for every author. What works for some, doesn’t work for others.
Not sure I have a process as such. I will say that I never feel like I have enough time to write, which is probably how we all feel. We have 4 kids, I have a demanding job (with a 2-hour commute), and I would like to exercise for at least an hour every day. Fortunately, I only sleep about 6 hours a night, so I can generally squeeze in a few hours of writing time between 10 and midnight, and on weekends between 6 and when the kids wakeup around 8.
I do think about my writing during my daily…
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