My approach to writing is like baking a cake. For example, this is my ingredients for Operation D3: Take a mixture of Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a slice of Military, a dash of Suspense, sprinkle in Thriller, add a dapple of Action, stir in Adventure, combine with Apocalyptic, and top with Horror.
For me, I can’t work at a desk. My pups need to be by my side. Without them, I would never write so I have to choose a couch, bed, or some sort of makeshift spot where not only I, but my pups can sit. It’s never comfortable for me, but at least they’re happy.
My work times are crazy. I hardly sleep, so I continue to work. I spend countless hours between my manuscripts, writing projects, posting on several social media sites, organizing and researching data, updating website information, blogging, and keeping up the ever-changing times. My eyes feel like they’re bleeding by the end of the night. The one thing I try to do is take weekends off. But if I check my sites and see several hundred people replied to my posts, then I’m doomed. I end up online for hours.
No matter how far away you are from civilization, there'll always be distractions and it’ll throw off your momentum. So what do I do? I take a break, walk the pups, have lunch, whatever it is that gives me time to refocus, then I’m back to work!
I have two laptops, each with a specific purpose, since I need to constantly keep up with my social media, emails, and maintain writing my novels. The larger, more professional one stays at home while the touch screen that converts into a tablet goes with me wherever I go, even on vacation.
Life has knocked me down a few times. It showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced many sadness and failures... But one thing for sure I ALWAYS GET UP.