For those of you who have been asking about my writing process, here’s some of my thoughts as I’m working on my latest project.

27 Sept 2017

I was a singer and songwriter before I was a writer of stories, so it’s natural for me to create a playlist for each novel I’m working on – it becomes my soundtrack and helps me set the mood of the story. I’ll play it, in the car while I’m driving, or when I’m out in the garden, or walking alone with earbuds in my ears, which throws me into daydreaming about the story. Today I was listening to the playlist for ‘Carousel’ and I thought of an extra song that absolutely had to be added: Natalie Merchant’s ‘Carnival.’ The words capture aspects of the main character’s situation so well.