posted on February 11, 2015 by Rebecca Zanetti

Writing Quirks

total surrenderHi everybody!  I hope you’re having a fantastic February and that Cupid is ready to zing you with an arrow any day.  I’m busy gearing up for the TOTAL SURRENDER release on March 31st, which is the fourth book in the Sin Brother series and features the brilliant brother, Jory Dean.  Somebody asked me the other day if most writers are, ah, quirky…and of course we are!  Here are my top five (yeah, there are many more) quirks when writing:

  • I have to wear socks to write. Big, comfy, thick socks that actually don’t need to match each other.  Even in the heat of summer, if I’m writing, I have my comfy socks on.
  • I have dog hearing. Seriously, those dog whistles kill me.  Most laptops have a high-pitched whine from the motor or fan or whatever it is.  If I’m on my laptop, I have my earphones on to escape the horrible noise.
  • My best ideas usually hit me while I’m on the treadmill. No, I’m not one of those people who likes to work out.  Not at all.  But, while plugging away mile after mile (okay, step after step), ideas come to me.
  • I fall off the treadmill at least once a month. Being a klutz, this isn’t a surprise to me.  Now I have a treadmill at my house, so if I trip, usually no one else sees.  But I used to go to a gym and I have fallen in front of a row of people before.   My friend looked down and said, “So, I guess you’re done for the day?”
  • I get lost in writing and often forget about real life while doing so. Unfortunately, this means that the UPS guy has seen me in my jammies, hair in scrunchie, no makeup on…because the doorbell has dinged and I’ve run upstairs to answer the door, forgetting that I haven’t quite prepared for the day yet.  (Even though it might be noon because I was just going to write a sentence and then get dressed…and got lost instead.)

There is a bonus scene for BLIND FAITH on the USA TODAY blog today. CLICK HERE to take a look.

Thanks to the Writerspace gang for having me over today, and thanks for all the hard work they do!  Happy Valentine’s month to all of you.


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Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has published over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on several of the bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Rebecca attended Pepperdine University, earning a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a Political Science emphasis. While there she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of The Graphic newspaper, was a member of the Pi Phi Sorority, and an intern for President Reagan, who still gave 3-5 speeches a week, even though he was no longer president. After college, Rebecca worked as an art curator and a Senate aide before heading to law school, where she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. She married Tony Zanetti in the middle of her second year of law school and became pregnant with their first child during the third year. She graduated law school, gave birth three weeks later, and took the Bar Exam three weeks after that. All she remembers about the bar exam is that it was so quiet in the testing room, she thought about taking a quick nap. But she continued on, passed the bar and became a lawyer. She worked for a large firm, then a small firm, then the county while also teaching legal classes at her local community college. Now she writes romances about vampires, cowboys, and soldiers. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Realm Enforcers, the Dark Protectors, the Sin Brothers, and Blood Brothers. Follow Rebecca: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter

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