Monday, 18 May 2015

Writing quirks and must haves: confession of a romantic author by Nicky Wells

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Thank you so much to Simona for inviting me on her blog with a guest feature. I’m delighted to be here and bare my soul to you by way of weird and wonderful writing habits.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Nicky Wells and I write Romance That Rocks Your World. I love rock music! I’m German by birth, which means that technically I write in a language that isn’t my native tongue. That said, I couldn’t actually write in German, and certainly not the hot stuff… all those compound nouns would get in the way! But while I might have left my native country behind over twenty years ago, certain aspects of my cultural heritage are hard-wired into my personality. I’m hopelessly organized, for starters.

So…quirks. Do I have them? Goodness, yes. Writing quirks? Absolutely.

Before I can settle down to write, I go through a series of very specific and quite unexciting steps nothing to do with writing at all.

One—house tidying. Yes! I can’t write if the house is untidy. A pile of laundry waiting to be tidied away? Dishes leftover from breakfast? I can’t leave them. I have tried, but I am pathologically incapable of ignoring mess.

Two—desk tidying. What, more tidying? Yup. I find myself sorting the mail, dusting the office if need be, making everything just so. Then, and only then, can I turn to my work. But alas, I’m not quite ready for writing yet. That would be too easy. Now that I am actually in front of the computer, I have to check email. I can just about manage to restrain myself from going onto the social networks (sometimes), but email must be checked just in case anything lurks.

Three—Tea. After all that tidying, I need a cup of tea.

And at last: I’m ready to write. Woohoo!

What are my writing requirements, you wonder? Easy. I need quiet, post-it notes, and copious amounts of chocolate, not necessarily in that order.

So there we are. My writing quirks and must-haves. These are the things that keep my novels ticking over. That, and an endless fascination with the rock music industry. And now… I need another cuppa. Rock on!

About Nicky Wells: Romance that Rocks Your World!

Ultimate rock chick author Nicky Wells writes romance with rock stars—because there’s no better romantic hero than a golden-voiced bad boy with a secret soft heart and a magical stage presence!

Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous romance with rock stars—imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill! If you’ve ever had a crush on any kind of celebrity, you’ll connect with Nicky’s heroes and their leading ladies.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and ad-hoc radio show presenter. Rock on!

***Coming May 2015: 7 Years Bad Sex!***

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me and my quirks today, Simona! It's always a pleasure visiting your blog. :-)