Without further ado – Linore!
Welcome! Please tell us about yourself – how/why did you start writing?
What is your writing day like?
I don’t really have “writing days.” I write during my “mom” days! I write when I need to, if I can, and now and then I warn the family that I’ll be really busy writing, such as when I want to finish a book.
How do you organize your writing?
I usually keep a notebook for each novel, and I’ll have names, birthdates of characters, or anything I might need to use again but may not remember off –hand. This way I won’t have to go searching through the manuscript for the information. I also use a chart of plot progression. Let’s say I have two plots going: a romance (the primary one) and a small mystery or problem; I list each chapter by number and then check boxes for whether or not I have included progress for each plot in every chapter. I sometimes check for how often someone or something is mentioned; whether foreshadowing was included, and stuff like that.
Do you have a list of characters that you’re saving for future use? What kind of information do you keep on these characters?