Today, I'm turning Terry's Place over to author Sarah Grimm. Hubster and I are off to Cripple Creek for a couple of days, but I know you're in good hands here today.
Sarah Grimm, writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance for The Wild Rose Press. As a young girl, Sarah always had a story to tell. At times they were funny, other times scary, but they were always happily-ever-after. Sarah is here today to tell us a little bit about the voices in her head.
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As an author I get asked all the time how I come up with my stories. This is a great question and applies to all creative people. How do we do what we do? For me, it has to do with the voices in my head. Yes, you read it correctly, the voices in my head. No, these voices don’t tell me to do things like hurt people. If they did, I’d have myself committed.
So what do I mean by the voices in my head? Simply this; at all times, in all situations, there is a character in my head talking to me, or more accurately, talking to another character. Sounds insane, I know, but it’s true.
The characters in my stories are real to me long before I begin to put them down on a page simply because they’ve lived with me for quite some time before I write about them. They sit in my head, feeding me insight to their hearts and souls at the oddest times. They converse with the other characters about what makes them similar or different from each other. Believe it or not, they even complain. Maybe I’m not listening or haven’t gotten to their story quickly enough to satisfy them.
I’m struggling with that right now. I’m about half done with a story called MIDNIGHT HEAT and just started a new job. Eek!
Anyway, as I spend each day entering invoices into an accounting program I’ve never worked with before, and filling out the massive amount of paperwork the government requires farmers to file each year, my hero has made it known that he expects his HEA to happen soon. Very soon, if his sulking is any indication, or if I wish to hold onto what little sanity I have left.
I’d better get back to it…
Sarah lives in West Michigan with her husband, two sons and three miniature schnauzers. Find Sarah online at her website: http://www.sarahgrimm.com, her blog: http://www.authorsarahgrimm.blogspot.com, or on Twitter.