Write drunk, edit sober. The reason for this is that writing is a hell of a lot easier than editing.
Each book follows its own journey and that’s okay. As long as I still arrive at the final product, I’m pleased. That being said, there are still a few rituals I follow for all of my stories, no matter the genre, length or series.
Let’s delve a little into point of view choice between first, second and third, and see what influencers, challenges and story elements will help us make our decisions about which to use.
I can't overstate how excited I am to have Rebecca Fairfax on the blog today! She's been my rock, my strength, my incredible editor for the Triple Diamond series, Full Swing series and At My Lady's Pleasure series and I wouldn't be where I am today without her guidance, creativity, and incredible patience. It's my pleasure to introduce Rebecca and her first book, Belgium Heat!
There’s a reason they say write drunk, edit sober. Your inhibitions should be down while you’re writing and doubled while you’re editing. Psh.
When it comes to titles, I am all or none. Some days, the blessed title deities generously bequeath the perfect name for my current work in progress, simply out of the kindness of their hearts. Other days, the well runs dry, the ground cracks below my feet, and I beg for the simplest drop of inspiration, but none is to be found.
In my own defense, there aren’t nearly enough dirty words to properly express my thoughts, so I do have to reuse them from time to time. Or time to time to time.