C is for C.J. Galaway

by: C.J. Galaway

April 4, 2018
C is for…well me today.

As I was making the list for this blog challenge, it hit me. What do my readers truly know about me and how I create the fiction that feeds your imagination?

Writers by nature tend to be a reclusive lot, none more so than me since I use a pen name to share what I create with the world. So I guess we will stare there: why do I use a pen name? Pen names have always fascinated me as it gives an author a certain air of mystery and anonymity even in today’s times. They simply fascinate me, I guess. One of my literary heroes uses a nom de plur, if you will, even though it is the world’s worst kept secret. Of course I speak of Nora Roberts and her alter ego J.D. Robb. I grab her books new when finances permit and used otherwise. I love getting lost in one of her tales.

I digress, which sadly I seem to do a lot of when I am writing, if I use technology to write. So I’ve reverted back to the method I used in school…pen and paper. I find the distractions of a computer and the internet fade away as I sit and write. Plus the fact that my typing is horrendous and very slow. I’ve a good friend by the name of Earla who has graciously consented to type for me.

Outlines, outlines, oh how I hate outlines. I was super delighted to find that another literary hero of mine, Stephen King, doesn’t use them either. Not to say anything against those that use them; if you’re that organized more power to ya! To me there is something exciting to know bleep all about what happens next.

To me the coolest thing about being a writer is getting to know the people who read your books. Nothing excites me or humbles me more than to hear someone say that they loved my book and lost a night’s sleep because they had to find out what happens next.

So what happens next? Let me feed your imagination and let’s find out together.

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