10/3/16, Writing

Hi Everyone,

Well, that was a busy week. I hope yours was busy, in good ways.

I’ve been writing for the past week, which always feels great. Life is so unpredictable, you never know what to expect next. Good stuff, bad stuff, surprises of all kinds. And there is very little we can control in life. But when I sit down to write, the world fades, I know where the book is going, I’ve worked hard on the outline for months, and when anything spins out of control in the story, I can fix it immediately. In the book, I know who the characters and what’s going to happen. I’m the one who makes the decisions, and decides where the book is going to go. It’s a great feeling unraveling the story, getting involved with the characters in the book, until they seem real. I know what they would and wouldn’t do and I respect it. And if the book starts to veer off in some direction, I can correct it, fix it, rewrite it and bring it back. It’s an amazing feeling of control of the story. And the process of developing a book is an exciting one, and so familiar. I don’t care how I look, what I wear, and I just keep following the story.

So I’m busy writing which is always great for me!! I’ve been locked up in my office or a week. I miss being out when I’m all locked up. I miss my kids, and my friends. I miss going outside. But the only way I can write a story is to stick with it right to the end, with as few distractions as possible. So think a good thought for the book I’m working on, and I’ll be back to chat with you in greater depth next week.

all my love, Danielle

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6 Comments so far
  1. Genevieve Giovannetti October 3, 2016 11:49 am


  2. Janine Hewitt October 3, 2016 2:39 pm

    I love your intensity and dedication! All other concerns and problems would fade away during that writing time. Good for you!

  3. Marguerite October 3, 2016 5:37 pm

    Over the last few months I’ve enjoyed reading ‘Property of a Noblewoman’, ‘Blue’ and “Magic”. I’ve still got ‘The Apartment’ to look forward to this weekend.

    Thanks for continuing to write such readable novels. Please continue to surprise and delight this reader with interesting stories for many years to come.

  4. Lorraine October 4, 2016 6:43 am

    I can’t wait to read your next book! All caught up at this point with all novels! Lorraine

  5. Rob Scott October 4, 2016 6:14 pm


    There are moments sprinkled throughout your books that are hard to articulate.

    It is like a burst of healing that feels really good. I think that is what people are attracted to in your writings.

    Hope and Love.


    Truth, Wisdom, Love and Sincerity, to ALL Mankind,

    Rob Scott
    Oaxaca, Mexico

  6. Vicki October 7, 2016 5:32 pm

    I’m finishing The House today & so enjoyed it. The sweet relationship between Sarah & Stanley was very gratifying. I was very happy when she broke it off with Phil. What a selfish man! I’m wondering, do you start a book already knowing the title, or does it come along later when the story develops? Do you ever changes title? Thanks! SO enjoy your writing style….keep ‘me coming!