It’s a question I’ve asked myself a million times since writing my first story! And I’m sure I am not the only writer to question routine, outlines, or the thought process.
With each story it seems that I can do both. Some stories I don’t plan out, just sit down and fly by the seat of my pants and let the characters lead me. Other stories, the longer pieces, I need the outline and long, detailed notes.
However, even when I do the spreadsheet/hand-written notes right down the sparkling eye color of the characters…sometimes even that outline gets tossed. I don’t know what it is – the voices or just my mind fast at work – but there have been times when I’m absolutely certain the direction of the story, then POW…
Like a harsh right upper-cut, the story or an aspect of the characters comes out of nowhere and I feel like I’m scrambling and wondering … WTH!! I take a moment, calm down and let the characters continue to lead, but when finished the story, it’s like I surface from the Twilight Zone of confusion and OMGs, because some things just surprise me.
So I have learned that no matter the long notes for each story, those minute details – many of which will still remain – I’ve accepted that I’m just a vessel for these stories. I write them with a direction in mind but have acquiesced to the fact…I am in control of nothing! LOL The characters/story will move in the direction that it wants to and I can’t impede it in any way. I have to allow everything to fall into place as it should. It’s the best way, the most honest I can be to the process and how the story wants to be told.
I’m not the only writer to experience this…right? *searches the room*
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Quickie Short Story
ISBN # 9781419945007
Releases April 30th at Ellora’s Cave
From zero to sixty … no amount of braking will stop this crash course with love.
Race car driver Lark Stevens agrees to help a close friend prove that paybacks can be a bitch. But what she doesn’t expect is to fall in lust with her mark. Or is he who she thinks he is?
Set on her mission, Lark assumes the mystery man who amps up the heat and pushes her heart into overdrive is her intended target. And once they connect, getting even is the last thing on her mind.
As the heat smolders and revs from zero to sixty in mere seconds, Lark realizes she’s on a crash course with love that no amount of braking will stop.
Inside Scoop: No holds barred sexual teasing, dances meant to titillate and push you over the edge, and M/F love scenes to get engines revving.
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Canadian-born author Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic. A romance reader from a young age, she fell in love with happily ever afters. These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass, and emotion to the many genres she writes.
A mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.
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