As a relative new comer to this writing game, it’s hard to know which advice to follow from the myriad resources available. My key tip would be to try a bit of everything. Try timed sprinting, try setting a daily schedule, find music that inspires you. Write by hand, write on your phone, write notes. Outlines, detailed plotting, chapter bullet points you want to hit. There are so many different ways to do this and not all will work for you, but some will.The most important thing is to write about what you love and to keep writing. The more you practice, the better you will get. Writing a book is a learned skill, you will not be an expert for quite a long time. With a handful of contracts under my belt, I’m still wobbling along with my training wheels. But I’m better than I was six months ago, and I am excited to see where I will be in six months and a year from now.
Thanks, Merryn! And here’s a little more about her latest release.
Blurb: Ven Thorne is a lone wolf with a bad attitude caused by his difficult childhood. Forced to return to pack life,
he is tasked with rebuilding the gas station on the outskirts of Los Lobos. Ven works for Ryker, the pack enforcer, and will act as sentinel and lookout when the station reopens.Caitlyn Burrows has recently returned to Los Lobos with her family. A victim of Magnum Tao, the pack’s evil ex-Alpha, she is terrified of men and her natural omega nature is making it hard for her to make friends. Her family is determined to see Caitlyn happy.A chance encounter between Ven and Caitlyn reveals they are mates, something that neither of them is happy about! He’s mean and angry; she’s timid and shy. Can two such opposites find common ground?Caitlyn decides it is past time to take control of her life and is determined to prove to Ven that she is the mate that he needs. Can she make him see that the Fates are right and that their only chance of happiness is together or will the ghosts from the past keep them apart forever?
Author Bio: Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, crying at TV serials (there’s a theme!) and believes all stories should have a Happy Ending.