My Writing Process
by Michelle Howard
I’m one of those people who works best in chaos. It might have something to do with 18+ years in a high level corporate role. I need noise- be it music, voices, tv or just general mayhem. Crazy, I know. LOL. Absolute quiet drives me insane especially when I’m knee deep in a book. I honestly think my muse and creative energy is fueled by what I perceived as social surroundings. Its only in the last few months that I’ve stopped taking my laptop to family functions. (Don’t judge me. LOL) I’d get an idea or see a scene clearly and need to write it down right then and right there. Oft times, I’d get 3k easily at birthday parties or cookouts while people laughed, played and talked around me.
My mom has finally stopped that much to my dismay BUT now I end up with 500 words or more on my phone when I discretely try to squeeze in a scene. For me there is nothing worse than not being able to write at any given moment. I’m a panster and when the mood strikes I’m off to the races.
While working on my story for the Pets In Space anthology, I could be found curled on the sofa with headphones and listening to a mix of heavy metal, pop and French R&B. (yes, in French and yes I understood the lyrics. LOL.)
I’m really happy with the final story titled Wired For Love which is surprising since I’m usually a horrible critic with my own work. Hopefully readers will enjoy this labor of love as well.
Narelle slipped through the opening of the door and closed it behind her before Hunter could respond. Defeat lashed at his senses and the bitter taste of loss filled his mouth. He muttered all the way back to his bedroom, kicking at his clothes on the floor and ignoring the lingering scent of their lovemaking from the tumbled sheets.
Bogan trotted over and nosed at Hunter’s leg. With a sigh, Hunter gave up for now and decided there was no need in chasing her. She’d be back in his bar again. He had to believe that and the next time, he planned to be prepared. Narelle was his and now that he’d had a taste, he wasn’t letting her go.
In the meantime, Hunter took a quick shower unable to focus with the scent of her on every inch of his skin. Afterwards, he settled at the cramp desk shoved in the corner. The click clack of Bogan’s nails followed. He booted up the old computer with its top of the line interior workings. To any who sought to rob him, the would be criminals would overlook this out of date tech, never knowing what he had housed on it.
“All in or nothing.” With that announcement, he keyed in a site he had avoided over the last few years having no need to maintain contact with the information or the people. But niggling concern played at the back of his mind and Hunter refused to let the puzzle sit unanswered. He glanced at the tan and black war mongrel. “I need to find out how you ended up here and how to get you back.”
Mysteries never sat well with him.
About Wired For Love:
When a young woman is reluctantly drawn into a scarred soldier’s past, they soon find themselves working against an enemy with an old grudge.
About Embrace the Romance:
The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!
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About Michelle Howard:
Michelle Howard like many authors dreamed of writing since reading her first romance novel many years ago. She loves paranormal and contemporary romances and is a fan of the classic romances by Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood.
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