Y'know, the whole blog thing is just a morass and murky swamp of talking about yerself. This is not -- despite abundant evidence to the contrary -- my favorite activity. I feel like Dickinson's dreary public frog.
So. More Questions and more Answers.
5) Any advice for unpublished writers?
Don't give up. Do work you're proud of. Have faith in yourself.
Sit down and write. Do it hour after hour, even when you think you're not producing good stuff.
And what is going to sound like contradicting those comments above --
Take joy in what you do.
6) What's next in this series?
Forbidden Rose will be out June 1. That's Maggie and Doyle's story. They meet during the French Revolution, at the height of the Terror.
7) Does she plot out the whole series first?
When I see this, I think, immediately, of Dorothy Dunnett. You look at the first scene of the first book of her House of Niccolo series and it is perfectly obvious Dunnett knew what was going to happen in the last scene of Book Eight.
I am not doing that,
on so many levels.
But, then, I'm not writing a series of books that tells a single story, so I don't have to plan out a whole story.
Instead, I'm basing distinct and separate stories in the same fictive universe. My characters intersect, not because one story leads to another, but because the 'world' I'm writing about is very small.