Only You Guest Post: Writing Under Pressure

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by in *Feature/Meme / 1 comment

onlyYou200x300-2Book Title: Only You

Author Name: Lorna Peel

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length of Book in pages: 111

Publisher: Entranced Publishing

Summary:

Jane Hollinger is single, divorced, and the wrong side of thirty – as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back into London’s dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life as a genealogy teacher.

Robert Armstrong is every woman’s fantasy: handsome, charming, rich and famous. When he asks her to meet him, she convinces herself it’s because he needs her help with a mystery in his family tree. Soon she realizes he’s interested in more than her genealogical expertise. Now the paparazzi want a piece of Jane too.

Can Jane handle living – and loving – in the spotlight?

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lorna-peelAuthor Bio

Lorna Peel lives in County Sligo, Ireland, and when she’s not writing, she researches her family history. She’s had some pretty varied jobs, including Tour Guide, Professional Genealogist, Bookseller, and Census Enumerator, but she thinks she’s going to enjoy being an author best of all.

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Guest Post:

I don’t like being late with anything or for anything so when I am under pressure to write to a deadline, I find myself doing things I normally wouldn’t do.

I’m not usually a plotter, but I make a specific outline of what I’m being asked to do. I focus on what is important, setting myself a target of what I want to achieve during that writing session, so I don’t find myself succumbing to writer’s block or doing the opposite and going off on a rambling tangent!

I disconnect from the internet and close all browser windows as I can’t afford to be distracted. I do allow myself a break of about fifteen minutes every hour or so but not if I find myself on a roll and the words are tumbling out. I also limit how much coffee I drink during those breaks or I’ll be completely wired!

If writer’s block does strike, then I take a break. Sitting staring at a blank screen will only make it worse and it’s just wasting time. I go for a walk and bring a notebook or Dictaphone, because I know that when I do, inspiration will strike!

I try not to let myself edit as I need to have the confidence that this first draft is, more than likely, going to be it. I’m not afraid to edit if I do have time, but panicking or getting angry and deleting it all isn’t a very good idea when the clock is ticking!

Alexa

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