Lately, a number of people have asked me about my writing process. I can sum it up in three words: heart to paper.
I have no filter, no outlining or editing process, no rough drafts. I write like I feel in the moment that I feel it. It's as simple and as complicated as that.
I realize that this isn't the most conventional method and certainly not the most responsible but this it what works for me. I am an extremely emotional person and this is how I operate. I am blunt, I am sassy, I am honest to a fault. I tell people what I really think and this has gotten me into trouble a number of times. I write like I talk and vice versa. I can't fake it. Believe me, I've tried.
I wear my heart on my sleeve and my words come out in a jumbled stream from there to paper. Or in this case, laptop. I am always writing. When people are talking to me, I often rewrite their sentences in my head. When I am in transit and away from my computer or notebook, I think about what I'll write as soon as I can grab hold of one. I compose mentally all day long. There is no escape. I am a writer in every sense of the word. And honestly, through all of the heartbreak and ecstasy, I wouldn't have it any other way.