So…quirks. Do I have them? Goodness, yes. Writing quirks? Where to start… Let’s see, I think the beginning is a good place.
So, let’s begin. The boys are at school, the house is quiet, this is my sacred writing time. You’d think with so little time, I’d just get down to it without further ado, right? Well, I wish. Before I can settle down to write, I have to go through a series of very specific and quite unexciting steps nothing to do with writing at all. They used to frustrate me silly until I realized they are simply part of my writing routine.
A deep breath, and finally I’m ready to pick up yesterday’s work and re-read it. Good. I’m in the groove. Except before I can get writing, I now need a cup of tea (it is now 10 am, after all, time for a pick-me-up seeing as that I’ve been up since six or so…). And then: I write.
Another thing I absolutely require on my desk is post-it notes, because ideas will come to me at random that can’t be integrated into the flow and rather than forgetting them, I’ll jot them down and stick them on my plot-plan.
So there we are. My writing quirks and must-haves. Nothing earth-shattering here, I suppose, but these are the things that keep my novels ticking over. That, and an endless fascination with the rock music industry. And now… I need a cuppa, and a blanket. Rock on!
Nicky Wells is your ultimate rock chick author. Signed to US Publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing, Nicky writes Romance That Rocks Your World, featuring the rock star and the girl next door. Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous contemporary romance with a rock theme ~ imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill!
Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln. In a previous professional life, Nicky worked as a researcher and project manager for an international Human Resources research firm based in London and Washington, D.C. Like her leading lady, Sophie, Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, and regular contributor to The Midweek Drive show on Lincoln’s Siren 107.3 FM. Rock on!
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