My Writing Space

coffee dateHello and welcome to another Friday Coffee Date where I answer questions from my readers. I received some great questions this week and can’t wait to dig in. So here we go!

Maegen asks: “I don’t remember if it said in the book or not, but I was curious, how old is the character Rowen in the first book?

Rowen Mar is the main character in my epic fantasy Follower of the Word series (to find out more, go to Daughter of Light, the first book).

I give hints about Rowen’s age, the fact that other women her age have already married (bonded) and had children, but I don’t come out and say her age.

Rowen is about twenty-two years old. In a society like this one, any woman over twenty and still unmarried would be considered strange and on her way to spinsterhood.

Thanks, Maegen, for the great question!

Patrick asks: “When you write, what are things you use to create your writing space? Music, clean desk, at home, at coffee shop, etc.

When I’m writing a rough draft, I don’t have a set spot. I write everywhere: on my bed, on the couch, at a coffee shop, wherever I can find some peace and quiet and my imagination can work. Sometimes I listen to music that puts me into the scene or character.

However, when I’m editing, I sit at my desk with calm music playing and a cup of coffee or tea. I seem to need a more stable environment for that part of my brain to work 🙂

And if I’m on a deadline, you can find me at Mojo’s (a local coffee place) with a big pot of tea and ear buds in. Tea and music help me really focus in on my writing, and I force myself to sit there and write until the teapot is empty.

Thanks for asking, Patrick!

If you have any questions, whether it’s about writing, my life, or my stories, feel free to leave them in the comments below and I will be happy to answer them in next month’s coffee date post 🙂


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