Deelylah Mullin

Biography

Deelylah Mullin began her writing journey as a child. Since Fourth Grade Writers' Group, high school creative writing classes, and even more creative writing in college (the first time), she's been working to hone her craft and tell her stories.

Back in the day, those stories used to be horror. Now, they're diverse in genre, but almost always with a romantic twist.

Her own Happily Ever After involves six children that are slowly leaving the nest, and her very own knight in shining armor. Deelylah lives in Michigan, and enjoys the outdoors - during the summer.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm glad the question is 'get out of bed' instead of 'leave my room', because my desk is pretty much next to my bed.

Every morning I get up and properly caffeinate. Yes. It's essential. No, it's not a myth that books are processed caffeine. I usually read while I have breakfast and hit the joe. Get Mr. VampBard off to work. Then, I review my schedule for the day. Every morning, I try to write for two hours. Some days, this is easier than others--but the drive to move a plot forward nags at me until I manage to get it done. It makes the voices in my head quiet down for a while.
What is your writing process?
My writing process can be a little different for every story I write. Most of the time, however, I start with Gwen Hayes' Beat Sheet. I fill that sucker out (long-hand...it slows me down and makes me think about what I'm going to put in the boxes) and then I sit down and start writing. I'm a linear writer.

Once I'm working on a story, they don't always adhere to the Beat Sheet--and I'm okay with that. For example, GLORIA started out as a stand-alone. Once I started writing, I found out that Jemma didn't end up with Talia AND Devlin. Devlin had his own story to tell.

The UP NORTH series started out as a trilogy. I have seven titles plotted for it now. I didn't start with the unifying thread, either--that was supposed to be the fact that they all took place in Michigan. I'd planned for each title to stand alone, and they still will--but reading them in order will give readers a deeper understanding of the characters and how they all interconnect.
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Books

Gloria
Series: The Animalium Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,420. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Jemma meets Amun Sophor, convicted by the Socius Union for speaking his mind and living a life true to his heart, Jemma has to think fast and stay on her toes or risk shackles--even death. Faced with a decision between what's comfortable and taking a risk, she needs to choose wisely--or condemn herself and her lady love, Talia--to a life of uncertainty.

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