I thought I'd take you through the steps I take when coming up with a story idea.
1- A glimmer of an idea. Most likely came from overhearing something someone said or from one of the many times I disappear into my own world.
2 - Then, I look pictures of my hero and heroine. Aren't the ones I used for Collision Course pretty?
3 - Then I give them names and come up with why are they involved in the crazy idea I came up with?
4. Then, I plump up the plot with bad guys, secondary characters, and a setting.
5. I try to have a title by this time, which in Collision Course was easy. After all, the heroine almost ran over and killed the hero.
6. Then, I set a word count for each day. I aim for 2,000 words a day.
By the end of a month, I have a 50,000 word book and I'm a happy writer.
I hope you enjoy this book. I will draw a winner by the end of Friday. If you don't win, please consider purchasing any of the Overcoming Evil books. Mistaken Assassin is #1, Collision Course is #6
Multi-published and Amazon Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon’s ebooks for their genre. She has several historical romances releasing in 2013, 2014, 2015 through Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents, and has sold more than 300,000 copies of her works. She is active on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazone blog and Suspense Sisters blog. Her and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs and two cats. She has five grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”. Visit her website at www.cynthiahickey.com