Elaine White's Life in Books

The Author

 

Elaine White is the author of multi-genre MM romance, celebrating 'love is love' and offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.

Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, exploring all possibilities within the romantic universe.

The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector's Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – and an Honourable Mention in 2016's Rainbow Awards (A Royal Craving) Elaine is a self-professed geek, reading addict, and a romantic at heart.

 

The Reviewer

 

I’m an author and reader, who just can’t get away from books. I discovered the MM genre a few years ago and became addicted.

Top #50 UK reviewer on Goodreads
#1 reviewer on Divine Magazine

Facts About Me: Sprint Writing

I'm a sprint writer – which you probably guessed when I talked about my 8-day writing sprint for Ascension. However, what I mean by sprint writer isn't that I write quickly, it's that I work best in short bursts, getting an entire book written in one go. So writing a book in 8 days is great, but the after effects are awful. If I can write a book continually for a month, with only an occasional day off for myself, with the family, or whatever then it's much healthier for me.

I find that writing in a sprint means that I don't have time/or the inclination to go back and read over what I've written so far. This means that I end up writing a more cohesive plot, more consistent grammar and characterisation, and I don't get lost in the plot – not sure what's going to happen next. And, if I end up with less mistakes by sprint writing, then that means I can take time off when I'm finished, do less editing overall, and use that time to work on other projects.