Annnnndddddd here we go again! Sorry I'm low on preambles these days. Busy days and nights. But I love answering these questions, and flipping through all the links to see how the rest of my fellow romance authors are answering. HINT: You should too!
1. How does your writing impact your inner life?
Writing keeps me sane and happy. I've always written something, even as a little girl. I feel that my writing lets me explore ideas and situations that I wouldn't normally encounter. And sometimes, my writing offers me a "do over" for some regrettable events in my life. I also feel that I'm much more engaging and witty on paper than in real life. It's funny because when I'm with a group of friends they'll often say "That's the best you can come up with? You're a writer." To which I think, yea. I'm a writer. Not an orator. It takes me a while to come up with the right words.
2. How do you hope your books affect your readers?
The biggest compliment anyone can give me it to tell me that my novels made them laugh, and made them happy. I'm not out to write thought-provoking, debate worthy fiction. I want to create an escape for readers. To give them a mental break from serious thought and let them just have some moments of light-hearted escapism. I hope I succeed.
3. Has anyone ever told you your book changed their life? If so, how?
Never. And to be truthful, I'm not sure if my books should make people change their lives. The romance I write about is the "fairy tale" scenario. Real life, real love, is messy. And complicated. And likely has a bit of heartache involved. My novels are more charming than gut-wrenching. If anyone ever tells me that one of my books has changed their life, I'd love to know how. :)
BING! Another week, over and done. Be sure to pop over and visit LaNora Mangano and see what she had to say this week!