It’s Romance Weekly time! A between-the-sheets look at upcoming romance books and the kick ass authors who write them. If you’re visiting from Veronica Forand’s site, thanks for being here!
Before we get started, don’t forget there’s a big six-month Romance Weekly anniversary giveaway brewing! We’ve got loads of paperback and e-books, a fifty dollar Amazon gift card, and a 7” Kindle Fire pre-loaded with one heck of a starter library to give away July 29th. The rafflecopter entry is below so be sure you get signed up.
Now, onto the questions, given to us this week by Amazon Best Selling historical romance author, Collette Cameron.
How do you respond to someone calling your writing smut or demeaning your work in some other way?
Ah, the bodice ripping, eye rolling response you mean? Or the ever popular, “Oh, you write romance?”
I used to blush.
Now I smile and say, “Yep. Sure do. Did you know that in the fiction market romance is the top selling genre? And not just by a little. Last year romance books generated 1.4 billion dollars. Next in line were thrillers and mysteries in the $600 million range.”
That usually puts an end to any other snarky comments and teaches them something in the process.
When critiquing or beta reading, do you ever find the voice of the other author creeping into your writing?
Hmmm….nope. Can’t say that I do. But then I critique for some pretty amazing authors so it’s easy to fall into their characters.
What’s one quirky thing you do or must have around you while writing?
I’ve heard lots of other authors write with music on, or can work just about anywhere. But me? Nope. I need something close to a meditation room. I think it’s because distractions keep me rooted to this world. If I’m rooted here, I can’t transport my head to the character’s world and convey what I’m seeing onto the page.
So, those are my answers. Hop over to Amy Jarecki’s site to see how she answers.
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