Writers: Balancing Solitude with Companionship
People are not meant to be alone. It is in our DNA to want companionship. Yet writing is one of the most solitary of pursuits. Creating entire worlds in a single mind, especially spicy romance, is an incredible challenge in isolation.
So how do you reconcile the need to be alone and create, with our human desire for companionship? I have writing companions that I know are going to let me focus, but also are always there for me when I need some unconditional love: my two dogs Evelyn and Marcus.
I’ve been a dog lover my whole life and have enjoyed canine companionship for many years. In 2011, I really started to focus on becoming a published author, and I found that my dogs at the time, Zippy and Mike, were always there with me while I wrote. They became my silent writing partners.
Zippy and Mike eventually crossed the rainbow bridge, and we got new dogs. You can never replace a dog, because they are each individual and unique in their own way. But they each bring the same thing to me, their unconditional love. Evelyn and Marcus are there for me, just like Zippy and Mike were there before them.
While I’m writing, I can use them as a sounding board for story ideas. And no, I don’t actually think they will respond to me, but as writers, we have internal conversations in our heads all the time during the creative process. I’ve found that externalizing those conversations with my furry partners helps me work through the process.
And here’s a little secret for you. My latest novel is part of a paranormal series that includes werewolves. My little pack here at home has been a great inspiration for me in the process. None of the characters are based on Evelyn or Marcus, but the connection and love I feel for my pack is absolutely shared with the fictional pack I created as the foundation of my story. Those feelings of connection are absolutely real and based on the real life connection we share with our pets.
Whether you have dogs, or cats, or guinea pigs, or fish, you have a partner that can help you navigate those times when you need to be alone, but also need that connection. For me that is the writing process. For you, it might be something else.
One Night of Love: Live For Me by Anna Lores
This work contains mature content, including graphic intimate descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only.
She’s hoping for a miracle. He’s looking for a soul mate. Will one moonlit night of passion grant their hearts’ deepest desires?
Lainie would do anything for a few more days with her dying husband. With his will to live fading fast, she knows only a miracle baby could pull him back from the edge of the grave. Desperate to conceive, she shares a night of passion with a rugged stranger whose skills under the sheets border on the supernatural… in more ways than she could ever imagine.
As the alpha of his pack, Luke Wolfson could have his pick of the litter. Drawn to a mysterious woman’s irresistible scent, he knows he’s finally found his perfect mate… even if she's only a human. But when she slips out of his bed before morning, he knows there’s much more at stake than his broken heart if he can’t win her back.
Before the due date arrives, can Lainie and Luke hold fast to each other and embrace the transformational changes that threaten to tear both their worlds apart?
One Night of Love is the first book in a pulse-pounding paranormal romance series. If you like sexy shifters, sizzling chemistry, and fresh perspectives on werewolf lore, then you’ll love Anna Lores’s howl-worthy romance.
Buy One Night of Love to turn up the heat with a case of full moon fever tonight!
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Anna Lores started writing romance as a by-product of insomnia. After a year of late-night reading, she borrowed her son's laptop after he went to bed and set about breathing life to her very own characters. After a month, she was surprised with a new laptop to pursue her dreams.
With a B.A. in English Literature and a desire to fill her world with wonderful stories she and her close friends could not just talk about but gush over, Anna shed the job as mom of three in the late night hours and assumed her alter ego of Dirty Girl.
Now, Anna is a multi-published author of contemporary and paranormal erotic romance.
Author site: www.annaloresauthor.com
Publisher page: http://tinyurl.com/LoresTWRP