There’s a paperback sale happening right now on my book and mug shop over at ByBrookelynMosley.com! Select titles like Ebb & Flow, Last Comes Love, Girl Code, and Mr & Mrs Jones are on sale for only $8 + free shipping. First round of shipments have gone out today and any orders placed this weekend will ship Monday morning, 4/6.
If you’ve been wanting to own a physical copy of my books and get them at a reduced price, now is the time to do it. The sale ends next Wednesday, 4/8 at midnight.
I think this is one of my favorite posts to write on my blog! It’s an opportunity to be transparent and to bring you into the mind of a writer while discussing my process and inspiration behind the stories I create. I like to share anything that includes readers in my process. I also love sharing tips (if there are any) with fellow writers, tips that can make their writing lives easier. And I am so thrilled to talk about Last Comes Love. This story is one of my favorites and trust me I love all of my stories but this one touched my heart in a special way. The process for Last Comes Love was such an easy one. Something simple inspired me… that’s really it! But not really? Let’s talk about the process.
My Process & Toolkit
I usually research and outline for 2-3 months but with Last Comes Love, it only took me a month to complete the outline and research. The research was simpler because I’d already been researching the area of basketball for my 2020 Love is Cure book series so I had some knowledge about the sport before LCL. Floor trading and the New York Stock Exchange were also areas of knowledge I was familiar with because I used to work as a coordinator at a company that specialized in finance at the NYSE.
I used Scrivener and Aeon Timeline for most of my drafting and story mapping. These two software apps makes writing so easy and I recommend it to writers who ask me what I use to plan and write my stories. I’m not big on endorsing products so know if I say I love these two software apps, I REALLY LOVE THEM! Last, Pinterest boards were used to gather character and setting inspo.
I started writing Last Comes Love at the end of January of this year and finished in February. Once that was complete, it was time to brainstorm the cover.
My first release of 2019 will be a re-release of a short story that appeared in the Valentine’s Day anthology, Love is Color. This is one of my favorite short stories because I was able to weave one of my favorite places in Brooklyn into the storyline… Coney Island.
In 3 weeks, I plan to release my final book of 2018, A Love Deferred! I completed this book earlier this year but because it is the last book of the year, I wanted to make sure it had all the makings of a great read. So I took my sweet time with it and in the process I fell in love with two of the most unique characters you’ll read about this year.
My next release, Mr. & Mrs. Jones, drops in 30 days which means it’s time to divulge a little information.
The writing process for this book was one of the most enjoyable processes I’ve ever experienced since I began my journey as an urban erotic romance writer. Life was still happening outside of my computer. I won’t lie and make it appear as if everything was easy.
But writing a love story starring two of my favorite characters… yeah, I had fun.