Awe-filled moments take me by surprise. I try to capture them when I write my books. In April, my romance, THE NANNY CLAUSE, will be released. In it, I share that special moment when kittens are born. I could write the scene with accuracy and emotion because I had experienced the moment with Halo.
I often pull out my photograph albums to take me back in time, but also to transport me to a concert where I'm filled with music, an activity with my husband, son or a friend, a celebration that I don't want to forget.
Reliving my own special moments adds depth and texture to writing scenes based on those moments.
I do research for each of my novels--career paths, family backgrounds, foods, teas. But for the most part, I write what I know. Most of that knowing comes from special moments that have enriched my own life.