Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I try to remain as focused on a particular series as I can, so I don’t write more than one book at a once. Also, I don’t typically have the time to write more than one!
On the rare occasion where I do have more time, I’ll write a chapter of one book and then edit a couple chapters of another. It keeps my productivity up while still devoting my creative brain to the one book I’m writing.
A day in the life of the author?
It varies, depending on what time of year it is. For the most part, I aim to write 2,000 words a day. In the past, that meant one chapter (give or take a few hundred words), but lately I’ve been experimenting with writing shorter chapters to keep the story moving and actually add different layers to the story. Surprisingly, it’s been helping me write more in one day!
That’s it, for the most part. Sometimes writing takes me an hour, other times three hours (although about two hours is my average). If I have more time, I’ll edit another book after I write or work on some things for the “business” side of self-publishing (which, I admit, I’m quite lazy with).
The most important thing is that I’m writing every day (and I don’t write on the weekends, usually because breaks are important too). Without getting the words on paper, there’s really no point in calling myself a writer anymore, is there?
What are they currently reading?
I’m always reading and I tend to stick to series so I can follow the same character as they grow and develop through the events of several books. Some of the series I’m a fan of are the Tracy Crosswhite series by Robert Dugoni, the Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen, the Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, and the Jack Daniels series by JA Konrath.