I have very recently completed my first ‘go’ at writing adult romance. To my delight ‘Penlope’s Ghost’ was picked up almost immediately by the American based “Boroughs Publishing Group”.
Consequently I have discovered a whole network of other romance writers who regularly ‘talk’ to each other.
Emily Mims (www.emilymims.com) emailed me with the followiing questions which other authors might also like to tackle and send to both Emily and myself.
Here they are:
1. What am I working on?Presently ‘playing’ with a YA version of Shakespeare’s Tempest. Cheeky, I know.
2. How does my romance differ from others of its genre?I’m not at all that sure that it does apart from the setting which is on the Mornington Peninsula, an area I know very well and often use in my novels. Perhaps combining history, ghosts and romance is a bit different. But is it?
3. Why do I write what I do?I am a ‘jack of all trades’ in that I write in almost every genre apart from adult scripts and graphic novels. This is the first time I have tackled an adult romance though I began my writing career many years ago writing YA romance under a psuedonym.
4. How does my writing process work?I devote several hours every day to my writing. Having come from a teaching background I am very self disciplined. Even when confronted with ‘writer’s block’ I just plug away.
So thank you Emily for starting things off.