I am often asked if I have ever suffer writer’s block or experience vague anxiety before sitting down to write, and I am happy to say, no, at least, not so far! I think there may be two reasons: I am writing what I know very well, and, before I start writing the book, after the outline and synopsis are written, I organize a filing system of inspirational photos, archived stories, and timely events to quickly access when I am inspired at the keyboard, or when there is an opportunity to insert an historical fact. Your mind cannot possibly keep everything readily available; you can quickly lose your train of thought or momentum when struggling to remember. My iPad is tremendously helpful for note taking and cross-referencing; I constantly use it in conjunction with my computer. I also started this journey writing a TV series, and I created picture boards to set the tone of each season, adding photos of actors or models that captured a character’s expression, seasonal locations, and interiors. I am often inspired by these photographs, as well as music.