I’m a bit of both. I have a rough outline ahead of time, I know the beginning and the end and parts of the middle. I tend to let the characters lead me on how they want to get to the end. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. If I plot a story in too much detail before I start, I find it distracting and can’t get back to it.
I have a recipe card system for characters. I jot down all the details for each character on a card as they develop (hair colour, home town, how he takes his coffee, etc
). When I’m finished writing a book, I transfer those cards to a bible I keep just for that. I don’t do it online because I like to flip the pages to where they are if I need to. I’m very old school that way.
My first MM was published in June 2021, it’s titled The Perfect Pass and is a best friends to lovers, bi awakening story. It’s light and fluffy because I didn’t want them to be sad, I just couldn’t do it. I adore these characters and the best description I’ve received so far is calling it gay disney meets hallmark LOL
My last release was in August 2021 and is titled Wounded Winger. Its an interconnected standalone, characters from The Perfect Pass show up (because I love them so much)
I would say full time since I found myself jobless due to the pandemic. I do get to sit everyday and write, I don’t have to carve out time for it everyday unless school is not in session, but that’s a whole other pain in itself.
Great question!My grandfatherHan SoloMy best friend KellyZdeno CharaI have no clue what food to serve since my husband does the cooking, so whatever he decides I’d just go along with. I do know there would be lots of gin, copious amounts. And laughing so much I’d be in pain. I’d probably make it pot luck because I hate doing dishes LOL.
Logan Larkman, from my first book. He’s a joker and wears his heart on his sleeve. I can hear him often. Probably why my next series is in his hometown!
My immediate future is to launch the first book in a new series before the year ends. Next year, I have three other books planned in the same new series as well as a connected short story. I originally wanted the short story to be released before this year ends but I don’t think that’s going to happen.I have a large list of story ideas for the future, but they are in the background for now. As I move along with the next ones, I can hopefully move some of those ideas from idea to planning stage.Along with the actual writing, I have dozens of courses lined up to improve my writing as well. It’s a steep learning curve, the learning never stops.
Literally everywhere.A lot of my ideas sprout from real life experience. Be it a character’s attitude or a location or what not. I also LOVE to scroll instagram and pinterest. I can get a whole story idea by reading a quote or seeing a cute picture of a couple. Or a guy on a beach. I never know what will spark an idea in my head.
Once I get the inspiration, I have to write it down (cuz you know, I’m going to forget if I don’t) and I will think about it further to see if I can develop it or not.
It’s hard for me to get over it when it happens. I talk to other authors or just remove myself entirely from writing for a while. I read more and go back to other activities I enjoy and try to find a reset doing something else.
Most of my friends and family know what I write. While I use a pen name, I don’t hide it. All of my friends have been supportive and my mom has read everything to date. Most of them think it’s cool that I wrote a book and nothing more. Having said that, I do know there are a few that don’t approve. But I really don’t care because I don’t write for them.
Currently only MM, I'm working on a bit of a rebrand to head that way. MF no longer speaks to me I'm afraid, but I never want to say never
Same, totally the same. The first book in this series was an MF because I didn't think I could write MM honestly. It was all I was reading but I didn't think I could write it... I was wrong lol
and it was also based on several personal experiences and I just didn't want to turn myself into a male for the story. And that's all it was. I was half through and I knew the next would be MM and so on.
I’m on Facebook and I do have a readers group, Neill’s Naughty List.You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can even message through my fb author page R M NeillI love hearing from readers, it really makes my day.
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