I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.


Question from a reader: How do you keep up a daily writing habit? What are your tricks to keep yourself on track?

How do I keep up a daily writing habit? What are my tricks to keep myself on track? Honestly, I don’t have a daily writing habit and I don’t have any tricks to keep myself on track.

I perhaps should bow my head in shame about now but that’s the truth.

It’s true that I started out with writing habits that were absolute — I started writing as soon as I got up in the morning and didn’t stop until I either reached a good stopping place or wore out.

Then I got smart and realized that writing is a part of my life but it’s not my life. So now I integrate writing into my daily schedule wherever it fits, just like I fit baking cookies into my schedule. Or visiting friends. Or going to Walmart. Or sitting on the deck and admiring the beautiful weather. And if writing doesn’t fit into my schedule for a particular day, I don’t worry about it because I know that I’ll get writing done some other day.

Because, if it’s part of my life — a real and important part, like baking cookies — then it’ll get done.

One response to “Question from a reader: How do you keep up a daily writing habit? What are your tricks to keep yourself on track?”

  1. Hi Florence, like usual you have the Best advice! All that you said is true and it makes the best of sense! Thank you so much for sharing this , you are truly appreciated and I love reading your blogs. God Bless you my friend. God willing before Christmas I will purchase your book The Christmas House! It is on my TBR list! 🙂

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