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 Jami Denise. (BTW, Jami’s got a kick ass erotic series out right now if you’re into that genre. I just finished the first book, See Jayne Play, and have the second, Queen of Hearts, downloaded and ready to go.)
When writing your novel, do you know how it’s going to end before you write, or do you write from start to finish?
Okay, you’re gonna get my typical Libra, wishy-washy answer here…it depends.
I’m definitely a plotter. Mostly because I hate getting to the end of a story and figuring out I not only have to lop out a big-ass chunk of what I’ve written, but need to rearrange elements too. I’d rather plan out the story in advance and save me and the manuscript the pain and suffering of a transplant/heart by-pass.
That said, I do not ignore the muse. I mean, how can you ignore him when he looks so good?
Seriously, when my guy talks, I listen and follow where he leads me. (Shameless writer hussy that I am.) 🙂
Are you influenced by friends and family for your characters?
All the freakin’ time. And by co-workers. And strangers on the street. And at Target.
Don’t ask me why, but I come up with some freaky ideas at Target. It’s like, “I need some laundry detergent, a new box of Skinny Cow Ice Cream bars, and…Hey! That guy’s got pretty eyes. What if he were part of some super-duper hybrid race hiding themselves on Earth. And their mates are predetermined. One look at his mate and POOF! He’s done for.”
Yeah, see? Weird stuff happens at Target.
Describe the hero in your current WIP in three words.
Hot, hot, and hot.
Oh, wait. That’s probably not what Veronica meant with her question. 🙂
Okay, I’d say warrior, tortured, and idealist.
Still kinda hard to look past the hotness though….
So, those are my answers. Hop over to Raine Balkera’s site to see how she answers.
But before you go—use the rafflecopter below to get yourself entered in the big giveaway on July 29th!