Zitat des Tages von Nora Roberts:
I don't fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft.
I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean. Just get the story down.
I loved the process of writing.
I read a lot - and I read a variety of genres.
Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters.
Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started.
And each book has to receive your best effort every single time. No slacking.
I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking.
I don't think you can write - at least not well - if you don't love stories, love the written word.
One of my greatest pleasures is falling into a story someone else has written.
I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure.
Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books - one I've read a dozen times - and still slide right into the story.
For over a year I continued to submit mss, and have them rejected - the last few with rejection letters indicated the story was pretty good, but I was American.
I do indeed write on the road. My laptop goes with me everywhere.
Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.
If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations.
Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job.
I've gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I've spent with them.
I find I use the Internet more and more. It's just an invaluable tool. I do most of my research on the Net now - and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email.
I long for typical days, but rarely get them any more.
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
I don't base any character on a real person, and really don't do composites either. I make them up.
I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them, and enjoyed them.
The most important aspect of any story, to me, is character.
Every writer has to figure out what works best - and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits.
I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers - but I never thought about writing as a career.
In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book.
I need to write to be happy.
My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life.
Every single book is a challenge.