Today, we have author Stephanie Hale telling us a little bit about her writing process. Stephanie is one of the regulars on my bookshelf so I hope you enjoy her story as much as I do! Let’s take a look and see what she has to say.
What is your brainstorming process for a new book?
Gosh, I don’t really know if I have a brainstorming process. When I get an idea (which usually happens in the shower for some odd reason), I just start writing and go where the story takes me.
Can you explain your typical work week day?
I don’t really have a typical work day. I’m a stay at home mom first, writer second. I just try to squeeze in writing time when my kids are sleeping. It’s getting sort of tricky!
Tell us about when you made the decision to write.
I was a huge reader growing up and thought that being a writer would be the best job in the world. I never had enough courage to try until I was laid off from a job I hated. I knew then it was now or never. Luckily it’s worked out pretty good!
What suggestions do you have for aspiring writers?
Don’t stop reading. I hate it when I hear authors say they are too busy writing to read. You have to remember the joy of breaking open a new book and discovering new friends to keep your own writing energized.
Tell us about what you’re working on right now and what we can expect from you in the near future.
My next book comes out on April 1, 2010. It is called The Alpha Bet from Flux Books. I’m really excited about this one.
Thanks, Stephanie! We are just as excited as you. 🙂 Thanks so much for answering questions about your writing life. We look forward to reading more from you! For those of you interested in reading more Stephanie Hale books, you can check out your local bookstore or here. To read more about Stephanie, check out her fabulous website linked above. Stay tuned until next time!