I make writing a part of my day . . . every day. The habit and discipline of regular writing helps to insulate me from writer's block. The first draft might be horrible, but it's better than a blank page.
The idea for What The Valley Knows came to me in a flash, almost like a snapshot.
It was a rainy, autumn night and there was a young, beautiful girl lying injured by the side of a country road. She was in pain and losing consciousness. But worse, her memory was evaporating and with it, a terrible secret.
I didn't know anything else about the girl or her secret, but from this scene I met my main character, Molly Hanover, and her story began to evolve both forward and backward in time.