It's that time again. Thanks to all the Romance Weekly authors for making this a reason to blog. I haven't blogged this faithfully ever. The main reason why I do it is because I love these questions. :) So without further adieu, let's begin.
1. Who is your favourite character you've written, and why?
Ohhhh. That's a hard one. I love Aunt Ida. Love her. She's a combination of so many strong elderly people I've had the privilege to know in my lifetime. But I think Asher is my favourite main character to date. When I imagined him while writing Against Her Rules he was going to be the bad guy. The one you cringe reading about. But a funny thing happened in that first scene, where he was lying naked on the bed totally wounded. Instead of coming off as a creep, I took pity on him. By the time he appeared in the next scene, I was giving him more story than I'd planned. And when that book was over, I knew that he'd get a book of his own. Oh, not the next book. He had some reforming to do first. But when Against Her Rules ended I knew just what kind of girl he'd end up falling for. Now that Asher has had his own book, I don't know what I'll do about him. He'll have cameos for sure. But maybe, just maybe, he and Grace will get a novella of their own at some point. (In case you're wondering, Asher is the same character from last week's post that I posted all those dreamy pictures of!)
2. Do you prefer to write your hero or heroine?
I have no preference, honestly. I enjoy all my characters. If I wasn't enjoying writing them, then that would be a sign to me that there was something wrong with them. Daphne from Hard As Ice had a moment where I was tempted to just toss her out. But a bit of story storming with my crit partner and we found out what my block was so I could move on. And I'm glad I kept her. She's awesome. :)
3. What are the three things you can't write without?
Hmmmm. There was a time when I thought I needed an environment to write. I needed coffee, or the sun or a certain chair. But honestly, now that writing is my career, my needs for writing are much more practical.
- My laptop or iPad: I wish I was a pen and paper writer, but I'm not. I'm a typing kinda gal. So without the tools, there's no writing happening.
- A babysitter: If there's no one around to watch the wee one, then there's no writing happening. Period. I'm eagerly awaiting the day when the sight of Mommy at the computer doesn't induce meltdowns. But we're not there yet.
- Focus: Sounds silly, doesn't it? But there are times when I have items one and two, and still don't produce a thing. Why? Because my mind isn't focused. I'm thinking about blogs, or the news, or the conversation happening at the table next to me. Until I can find my inner-focus, nothing happens.
And there you have it. Another week, another insight, I suppose. Now hope on over and visit the delightful J.J. Devine and see how she answered this week's questions. And if you have the time, follow the whole blog hop (all 21 of us this week).