I don't remember when I started writing. I can say, with certainty, that I wrote my first, finished, full-length story (that will never see the light of day) in fifth grade and haven't stopped writing since.
did you always want to become a writer?
I wanted to be a lot of different things when I was younger, from princess to doctor to veterinarian. It wasn't until I reached high school that I started considering a future as a writer with any sort of seriousness.
what is your writing process like?
It's a mess, honestly, and I'm a recovering 'plan everything out before you put your pen to paper' writer. The good news is that I'll be sharing parts of my process - and all sorts of extra goodies - as I go, so you can see the mess for yourself.
where do you write?
If we're talking about my favorite place to write, it's definitely tucked under a blanket on the couch during a rainy day. If we're talking about my favorite writing program to use, Scrivener wins every time.
what advice do you have for aspiring writers?
There are a lot of things I could tell an aspiring writer, but I think there are two that really take the cake.
Don't worry about all the 'never' and 'always' rules. No writing rule is absolute.
You're not always going to love what you're writing, because you've read and re-read it a hundred times. That doesn't mean everyone else will feel the same way.
Are you a member of any professional organizations?
Actually, yes! I am a proud member of the Oklahoma Writers Federation and the Oklahoma Romance Writers Guild.