Thanks to author Carys Jones for sharing her writing experiences. Finding the right time and place to write can help you become more productive and creative, but the most important thing? Just sitting down and doing it!
I’m lucky enough to have commandeered an entire room in my house for the sole purpose of writing! When I moved in the walls were already pink which felt like fate guiding me to where I should set up my trusty pink laptop (which is missing a few keys but I can’t bear to part with it) and forge my writing base.
I pretty much write every day. There are of course exceptions but generally I try and stick to my daily routine. I write first thing in the morning as my mind is sharper then. I have daily word targets that I stick to. The targets are scrawled down along with my all my jumbled notes in my assortment of notebooks which are stacked beside my laptop.
The desk where I write is my self-created little corner of heaven. I’ve covered it with all my favourite things; like my Disney ornaments and pictures of my friends. On the walls are more pictures and also all the programs from the ballets I’ve been to with my Mum. I like to surround myself with things that make me happy, so that when I’m writing a particularly intense scene I can always look up and see something that makes me smile : )
I’m very disciplined with my writing as I’ve found that works for me. I set myself deadlines and do my best to stick to them. And I’m never alone when I’m writing. My beloved dog, Rollo, always comes and sits in his little bed of cushions on the other side of my desk.
Sometimes he snores so loud that I lose my train of thought but I love having him with me!
Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader's imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.
When she's not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.
She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.
To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.
For more information about Carys you can connect with her in any of these places: visit her website, her blog, find her on Facebook, Goodreads, or follow her on Twitter
The third book in my action-packed romance series was definitely the most challenging for me. I have a whole new level of respect for series writers.
It can become very tricky to keep writing into the same series, particularly when you continue following a related plot-line. There were several times I thought I'd written myself into a corner. But then my inventive characters were come up with a solution I would never have imagined, and off we'd go again.
I was very excited to write Vick's story after he played a more major role than I anticipated in Book 2, . He's got some real mommy issues, and is forced to face his twisted past.
And I got to show a softer side to our dear prickly Helen, who's worked so hard throughout our books to remain the upstanding citizen and future Senator of Law.
Marcus, Aerina, Lina, and Jay all continue to play out their stories here, and everyone's favorite evil President returns with some more parenting tips.
I hope you'll give the series a try. Both Romance readers and Dystopian / Post apocalyptic readers have enjoyed the books All the books are on sale on Amazon until Outsider's release date on September 22, so you can grab them all for under $3.
I also have a giveaway going on for anyone who pre-orders Outsider before Sept 22.