My Writing Process
I’ve often be asked how I manage to write books as much as I do, and what my process is. Today, I’ll tell you!
When I was writing my latest release, Try Me, the book began with a scene. I pictures Jeremy, walking in the hot sun in the middle of the desert, wondering how the heck he got there, and what he was supposed to do. He was abandoned and hurt, in more ways than one. He starts trudging down the road, head down, and ruminates on his life. His scarred past, his lost love.
Then a car comes along, finally saving him from his torture, only it’s the same love he lost—the same girl he once loved. When he told her he loved her seven years ago, she ran and didn’t come back. After that scene was written down, the rest just came!
That was how my writing started for Try me. Often, I’ll picture a scene just like that, but sometimes it’s a character that sets me off. All I need is something to base the story off of, and I sit in front of the computer. The blank screen mocks me, so I start typing. I’m not a plotter at all; I just let the words flow. Most of the time, I’m completely surprised where my characters end up. I never even see it coming!
As to how I write quickly, the only answer I have is this: I hate not having something completed. In life, as well as writing, I hate unfinished stuff looming over my head. So I’m stubborn enough to just keep going because I need to be finished. Of course, once I’m finished, the process starts over again. But don’t tell my muse that…or she might leave me. 😀
Thanks for having me here! Before I go, I wanted to fill everyone in on a little contest I’m having. If Try Me hits the Top 100 on Barnes and Noble, I’m giving away a signed picture of Jeremy’s abs! Tell all of your friends, because the more people who know, the better chances you’ll walk away with hotness! Thanks for stopping by!
What happens in Vegas…can lead to romance.
It took one wild night for Sergeant Jeremy Addison to realize that Vegas? Was a bad idea.
Bloody. Bruised. Dehydrated. Abandoned in the desert, and left to stagger down the road. The only way this leave could get worse was if his savior was his ex-best friend’s sister…and the girl he’d loved since childhood.
The last person Erica expected to find on the roadside was her high school crush. She hadn’t seen Jeremy in seven years—ever since the night he said he loved her, and she ran away. Losing him then had been a mistake, but wanting him now could be catastrophic if he discovered the secret that chased every other man from her life. But with a tall, tattooed Marine determined to prove he’s always been faithful, can Erica resist his advances…or will she surrender ground and give love a try?
Diane Alberts current contracted works with Entangled Publishing are: ON ONE CONDITION (February 2012, Ever After line), DIVINELY RUINED (Divine Temptations Trilogy #1, April 2012, Ever After line), and TRY ME (Take a Chance #1, May 2012, Ever After line). Her current works with Decadent Publishing are: KILL ME TOMORROW (October 2011, 1NightStand series), RECLAIMED (December 2011), ABSOLUTION (March 2012, Honor Guard series), BROKEN (March 2012, 1NightStand series), and ESCAPE TO ME (TBA, 1NightStand series).
Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.
She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing and Decadent Publishing. She is repped by her fabulous agent, Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. She has, as of this date, two books with Entangled Publishing, and five books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, ON ONE CONDITION, hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller List. She has a lot of projects currently being shopped around by her fabulous agent, and her goal is to write so many fantastic books that even a non-romance book fan will know her name.
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