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Ron C. Nieto

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Ron C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it was selfish to hoard them all for herself.

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Ron C. Nieto Here's how I would like to deal with writer's block (and how I believe it can be defeated):

I get very caveman-like when my muse decides to go on a…more
Here's how I would like to deal with writer's block (and how I believe it can be defeated):

I get very caveman-like when my muse decides to go on a stroll and leaves my story unfinished. It's not like she has to type the actual words, her only work is sit there and let me plough on! So no, she has no right to any days off. If she wanders off, I hit her over the head with my big caveman mace and drag her back pulling her hair.

In less obscure terms, that means I sit down and glue my behind to the chair. I browse my music library and find something that works with the characters, the mood, the theme... I put the headset on, get the sound to blasting level, and type away, each word a violent hit against the wall until it crumbles down.

Now, here's how I usually deal with it:

Procrastinate and ignore the pink elephant in the room until the deadline approaches. Everybody knows that when available writing time tends to zero, productivity tends to infinite anyway.
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Ron C. Nieto My most recent book is The Wild Hunt. I like unlikely heroes (and even more unlikely swoon-worthy male leads) so I had been toying with the idea of…moreMy most recent book is The Wild Hunt. I like unlikely heroes (and even more unlikely swoon-worthy male leads) so I had been toying with the idea of writing something with a Kelpie in it.

Now, some myths claim that the Monster of Loch Ness is a Kelpie. All folklore agrees on Kelpies being "dark faeries", tricksters who take on the shape of a horse to lure humans and magically bind them, drowning them before eating them. Not exactly hero material, is it? It was such a beautiful challenge!

So, there the idea was, lurking in the back of my mind, not a real project but not forgotten either. Suddenly, one day while I'm strolling through the park (where there's a lake, by the way) a scene hits me. It's so vivid I can almost smell the girl's fear, see the droplets of water dripping down the Kelpie's hair. Moreover, I can hear his voice... and boy, was it hero-worthy voice! Mysterious, dark, enticing. The girl was a fighter, too: real, with weakness evident in her uncertainty and confussion, and yet so very strong.

I began to think how the pair got to that scene. I began to wonder where they'd go after.

Frankly, I had to do very little thinking. Lily and Troy had been born, and they had a story to tell. By the time I returned home, I had the first book and two short stories clearly outlined in my mind, and knew exactly where the rest of the series had to take me.

Oh, and in case you're wondering... That one inspiring scene made it into the final novel. Here's a teaser quote:

"I don't want to ride you," she blurted, blushing. His smile widened and she cursed her pale skin.
"I thought all the little girls wanted their own pony."(less)
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One of the most popular questions I get asked is: “How long did it take you to write…?”


Honestly, that’s a question I ask myself too. I need to know how much time I invest and how much I earn for each hour invested for all my other jobs (translator and editor, in case you’re wondering) and this summer I decided I would begin to keep track of my writing time. Now I’ve decided to share some result...

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“Well", he drawled."You do know what they say about guitarrists. I think nimbleness beats ball grabbing and body tackling any day of the week." And then he flexed his long, slender fingers, and the implications sent my brain into overdrive.”
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