Busy Author Rachel Sharpe Shares Her Advice for Keeping Her Writing on Track
It’s my pleasure to welcome author Rachel Sharpe today. She’s sharing her advice for keeping her writing on track in today’s busy world, and some more about her novels in the Jordan James, PI series.
Rachel, how do you stay focused, and stay productive with your writing?
It’s easy in today’s fast-paced world to get overloaded. When this happens, writing is often pushed to the side. For me, I look at writing like exercising. It’s a love/hate relationship. You don’t always want to do it, but it’s important to keep up with it. The way I do this is incorporating it into my routine.
Before kids, I could take time to write at least 1,500 words a day. Now, with family obligations on top of work, I find I don’t have as much time. Still, I make it a point to keep it in my daily routine. I can’t write 1500 words a day like I used to, but early in the morning or at night I can usually fit in at least 500. While it does mean it takes longer to complete a novel, at least it’s being completed. My best advice is to find a way to write a little every day because a little bit can go a long way.
“It was my life-long dream to become a private eye. Little did I know that with my very first case, that dream would become a life-threatening nightmare…”
When Jordan James decided to embark on a career as a private investigator, she never could have imagined that a chance encounter would lead to her staring down the barrel of a gun on the roof’s edge of a high-rise building. As she begins to investigate her first case, the puzzling murder of a prominent businessman that has left Boston’s finest mystified for more than two decades, she finds herself suddenly immersed in a treacherous underworld brimming with betrayal, raw greed, and political subterfuge of international proportions. In the midst of this, she discovers she is falling for her mysterious client despite the hints of his dark past. Can this feisty Southern girl with a penchant for trouble solve this baffling case or is she doomed to become another tragic chapter in an international conspiracy?
“It all started with a favor…”
When private investigator Jordan James agreed to search for the missing son of a U.S. Ambassador, she didn’t realize she was walking into a case one hundred years in the making. The deeper she delves into this unusual assignment, the more shocking, and the more dangerous, it becomes. With time running out and lives at stake, Jordan must race to identify the culprit of an elaborate plot while also uncovering a far more personal truth too intimate to ignore…
What happens when Jordan joins her best friend on location in Colorado for filming an episode of America’s favorite primetime series?
“RETRIBUTION,” Coming Soon from Soul Mate Publishing!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rachel Sharpe is the author of Cold Ambition and Lost Distinction, the first novels in the Jordan James, PI series. Although born and raised in the South, “Yankee” relatives first led Rachel to historic New England, which she has come to consider her second home and is the setting for the series.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English, Rachel began dedicating her free time to her childhood passion, writing, and in the fall of 2013, she signed with Soul Mate Publishing. An active member of Sisters In Crime, Rachel currently resides with her husband in the Greater New Orleans area.
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