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Robin Nelson

by Regina Richards

Robin has been writing for about five years for fun, but only seriously for the last year. She writes Dark Romantic Fantasy and joined NTRWA this year. Sheís been married for sixteen years and has three boys.

So Robin, are you a Plotter or a Pantser?

I am a pantser who is working really hard on being more of a plotter since I tend to get bogged down in the middle of a story and then turn to something new instead of finishing the original work. So I am in the process of trying to find a good balance between the two.

How has being a writer changed the way you experience the world?

I tend to daydream and get distracted really easy from real life tasks because I am always plotting and writing in my head. My family complains that I sometimes tune them out and become somewhat of the absent-minded professor.

When you arenít writing, what is your favorite way to relax and recharge?

Watch TV and movies and hunt down music that inspires me.

Robin, do you have a sure-fire thing that takes you from stuck to full steam ahead in your writing?

I donít really have one. At first I give myself time and ignore the thought that I should be writing. Then after a few days or a week I just force myself to write something, anything.

If we popped in on you during your writing time, where would you be and what would we see?

I would be dressed in my lounging around the house sweats and you would find a cup of coffee and either something salty or sweet depending on my mood at my desk. You would also find some type of musical song playing on repeat. I always hunt down music to fit the scene I am working on and play it continuously until done with the scene.

Please share a little about where you are now in your writing journey.

I am unpublished and I am open to self-publishing or the traditional route. It depends on what fits best with my story. I came in third in the NA category for the GE contest and I am also a finalist in the Yellow Rose for YA.

Thatís Terrific! Congratulations, Robin!

Thank you so much for stepping into our May Spotlight. Your willingness to share yourself and your writing journey with your fellow members of NTRWA encourages us all and deepens our sense of community. Thanks again!


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