boys are better in books

News and book updates from internationally bestselling romance author Julie Johnson

Julie's writing process...

So I'm finally getting some serious writing for my second novel done (pshhhh, obviously not being distracted by the internet at alllllll...) and I thought I'd make a post about my writing process (aka procrastinate just a tiny bit more before getting back into writing for the night.) So here it is:

1. Think of an idea for a new book... YAY! EXCITEMENT!

2. Do trademark julie-happy-dance around apartment:

3. Start first draft with lots of enthusiasm:

4. Read everything you've written thus far and have the realization that a 5th grader likely could've written something better...

5. Abuse your "delete" button and edit liberally...

6. Finish revisions and produce a story you're finally satisfied with:

7. Hit the publish button and wait.... and wait.... and wait....

8. Read positive reviews!!!!!!!!!!!!

9. Read negative reviews.....!?!?!?

10. Decide you're never doing this to yourself again:

11. Have a bright and shiny new idea for a novel!!!!!!!! 

12: Repeat process.