Sharon E. Buck is one of those people who can find something funny in almost anything…backing up six feet in a car and getting her elbow stuck in the headrest, gardening in the backyard, screaming because there are snakes trying to crawl up her legs and then realizing it's the drawstrings from her shorts dangling down and gently caressing her kneecaps and thighs…you've got the picture.
She's taken that same quirky sense of humor and has masterfully woven it into A Dose of Nice.
Sharon's background is anything but boring. From experiencing different jobs over the years, always with the understanding that each job was "research" for her next book, Sharon finally left the corporate world and became a serial entrepreneur. She has written five non-fiction books under her own name, five as a ghostwriter, and hundreds of magazine articles over the years.
1. What am I working on?
Currently at work on her second Parker Bell crime novel under the working title of “A Honky Tonk Night.” Blog link: http://sharonebuck.com/behind-the-scenes/
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? My writing is more over the top and the characters say the things we all wish we had the nerve to say. My characters are people you can relate to. Let’s face it, there is no shortage of crazy in the South.
3. Why do I write what I do?
The reason why I write what I do is…because I can! LOL Actually, it’s just easier for me to write funny fiction. It seems to flow really well and smoothly. Although, I must admit, I’ve started a very dark murder mystery that is not humorous in the slightest.
4. How does my writing process work?
I loosely mindmap my chapters after deciding upon the basic plotline. Yes, I do find the plotline seems to find ways to add even more twists and turns than I originally planned but, hey, that’s life. Once I’ve decided on the plotline, mindmapped out the chapters, I then set a deadline to complete the book, determine roughly how many pages it is going to be, then divide the number of pages by the number of days I’ve given myself to complete the book, and voila! That’s how many pages a day I need to write. Roughly, it works out to two (2) pages a day. I dedicate 30-45 minutes first thing in the morning and write prior to starting my “real” work.