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My Writing Process

Once in a while I get emails or have discussions with readers and other authors about my writing process. These are responses to some of those questions.

What am I working on right now?

Always more than one project, but my primary focus, and in the writing stage, is the fifth book in my Montana Gallagher series, Journey to Hawk's Peak.

In the plotting stage is my next British Agent novel (title not yet shared) which is a Christmas story. Also in the drawing board stage is the sixth Montana Gallagher book and the first Crooked Creek full-length novel.

In the rewrite and editing stage is my contemporary romantic suspense, written under McKenna Grey, titled The Dragon's Staircase. That one is due out in August.

What inspires my writing?

This one is kind of tough because there isn't any one thing. In the beginning, I was inspired by both my love for the Rocky Mountains and my desire to know more about life in the 19th century. There was a time when I couldn't decide between living in the American West, England, or Scotland. My initial inspiration for my first books (Gallagher's Pride and Alaina Claiborne) stemmed from that fierce desire to live in those place in the past.

These days, inspiration is always there. I don't even think I remember where of half of the spark of ideas come from anymore.

Do I write every day?

Whether I'm at my computer or not, I do write daily. I have a lot going on with other businesses so some days are better than others as far as progress made on a manuscript, but the story is always forming in my mind, and I jot down notes so I don't lose anything along the way.

You can always find answers to other questions on the FAQ page. It's updated periodically.


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Award-winning author MK McClintock writes historical romantic fiction about courageous and honorable men and strong women who appreciate chivalry, like those in her Montana Gallagher, British Agent, and Crooked Creek series. She enjoys a quiet life in the northern Rocky Mountains. 

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