Luna Joya’s Writing Process
I live in Los Angeles so even big story ideas need to be expressed in tiny real estate spaces. My
home writing station faces west—looking out toward the Hollywood sign and Griffith
Park—which works since I write early in the morning and after sunset. In truth, I write wherever
I can and whenever I can around the full-time attorney job that pays for the pretty space.
A plotter at heart, I plan a series at a time. Before starting the first book, I need to know the
number of books/couples, the overarching story arc, the world setting, and the general tone.
Then, the fun begins with personality typing for characters and delving into the individual
stories. I’m a huge fan of sticky notes with smaller ones on notebook pages for ideas and giant
poster size ones for plotting on the walls.
A lover of revising and editing, getting through the first draft is the hardest part for me.
Remembering to let it be a rough and messy draft takes a few chapters. Then, it’s a race to finish the draft so I can revise it again and again and again.