A Waltz for Amber was inspired by my love for the performing arts. As a young person I took ballet, piano and voice lessons. In this story the heroine is a ballet teacher and dance choreographer. The hero is a choir teacher.
I balance writing and the rest of your life by sticking to a schedule. I aim to be finished writing each day by 2:00. After that it’s chores then family time. On occasion writing infringes on that time, but I work hard to use my time wisely so this won’t happen.
For me the best part about being a writer, aside from actually writing, is visiting with readers in my readers group on Facebook. I have met so many wonderful people I never would have met if I wasn’t a writer.
My writing process is eclectic. It’s constantly changing. Sometimes a story comes to me and I sit down and start writing. On occasion I don’t have time to finish a story so I tuck it away for later. Sometimes later is three years later like in the case of my current work in progress. I began it at least three years ago but didn’t have time to finish it. I really enjoy being able to pull out the start of a manuscript that I wrote a full proposal on because I have my basic outline already done and I can jump right back into the story.
When I write a series as in the case of A Waltz for Amber I pay attention in the first book to characters who are dynamic and need their own story, I do the same for book two and so on.
The best piece of advice I’ve received as a writer is to take my time and not rush to publish.
Faith Hope and Love Reader’s Choice Finalist, Kimberly Rose Johnson, married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul. Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. You can sign up for Kimberly’s newsletter via her website at: http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/index.html