From the Author
My writing day starts anywhere between 6 and 10 AM and lasts until I've said all I need for the day. I don't outline a story on paper because I don't want to ruin the finish for me. The few plots I've laid out ahead of time have never made it to print. I get bored because I know how the story is going to end ahead of time.
I make notes as I go and "fly by the seat of my pants" from there. I have a basic mental idea of what I'm going to do but nothing is written in stone. My first book was an expansion of a short story I wrote many moons ago. (That short story is in my free book at Smashwords "Strange Short Tales" and titled "Diary of a Grave Mistake." There's a stark contrast in how the short ends compared to the book.. but it's a good stand alone short story that will not ruin the ending of "The Beginning. (Whispering Pines Book One.)"
My second book in the Whispering Pines series (The Revenge) was a pure spin off of the first.. but while writing Revenge, I started a sub plot that kept growing until it was distracting from the main plot. I ripped it out and that became my third book, "Rebel Gold." While writing Rebel Gold, another sub plot grew too large and that became my fourth book, "Cotton Tears." (etc etc on down to book six, "The Garden Patch" which started me down the yellow brick road to book seven that is under construction, tentatively titled "Permuda Grass." (An intentional misspelling of Bermuda grass, but it's how southern children pronounce it.)
As for my forte.. I've never been comfortable writing mystery/fiction.. or horror.. or humor.. although all three genres I've used in print with good success. If readers are looking for something under "Wells Brand" then it would be plain, rated PG, fun to read books and stories and a rather wide berth for genre. (Too wide but I can't force myself to narrow it further )