Monday, June 24, 2013

Writing without Distractions

I love writing sci fi. I love world building and creating new places, new people, new customs that I get to explore. I'm working on one right now that is so much fun it's crazy.

But when I wrote This Love I got rid of that. I got rid of all the extras--the fun distractions--and boiled it down to what I write, the essence of all my stories when the distractions are stripped away. I wrote relationships. And it was challenging--I had nothing to hide behind, it was just a love story. No dead bodies, no near death experiences, no new world and cultures. It was HARD.

And I realized, I actually liked it. I still love my extras--the retellings and gods and undersea kingdoms--but it's also a lot of fun to focus on nothing but the relationships. You can go deeper, that way (pun intended ;) and really create a connection with the character for your readers.

I'll probably always write with the extras. I love those stories too much to not. But I've got a new love of writing without distractions, and I fully expect I'll be doing more of it in the future. :)

This Love is available now from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


  1. Congrats! I find myself also wanting to do more fantasy stuff, but I have to keep telling myself, "I need to make reality just as interesting!"

  2. Oh. I love fantasy writing too--and having just as much fun with my "realistic" thriller. Guess it's what we wrap our heads around. And maybe, if your a writer, you'll find writing fun in all its guises.
    All the best Nazarea!