This week Chandra Ryan visits the blog. I met online on Facebook and I've found her to be a great wit and so supportive of this (newish) author. Today I asked her one question about her writing process.
BBTF: What is your daily process for writing that allows you to finish your tales?
Chandra: I thought a lot about this question. It’s deceptively hard to answer. Mostly because I don’t think I have a daily process. I should probably get with the program. I have author friends who sit down every day and devote a specific number of hours to the craft, and I honestly believe that’s the best way to be a writer. But there is a chasm between knowing what I need to do and actually being able to do it. Some days I write huge chunks of a manuscript and other days I don’t get to write a single word.
On the days I manage to write, however, it usually involves coffee, yoga pants, and my very comfy couch. Seriously, there is a dent in the couch where I sit and write. I’ve discovered that I’ve reached that age where I can’t do anything without coffee. I can’t even post an intelligible status on social media before I’ve had a cup. The yoga pants have a double purpose. They are comfortable. One should be comfortable when one is working. And secondly, they ensure I’m not going to go run errands in a last ditch effort to procrastinate. When I have my yoga pants on, I’m writing. Or…well…doing yoga. But mostly writing.
LOL Yeah, coffee makes so much possible - and that's a great way to avoid procrastination, Chandra! You can find out more about Chandra Ryan's books on her website. Be sure to buy a book and tell a friend. Happy reading!