Welcome to the Big Reveal
I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds
of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at
all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will
have a new question for them.
After reading the answers to my question, scroll down to see the cover for one of our writers, Kyra Lennon, and her newest release.
Do you any story ideas that are just sitting in your mind or notebooks until you have the time to write them?
Julie Sondra Decker
I prefer to work on one story at a time. Since I write hard and fast, there’s not much time for anything else when I’m writing an idea. I do have a few thoughts floating around for the future, though. They’re mostly just vague plans for “a book about X” with a sketchy idea of the protagonist.
I have a few stories jotted down, but for the most part, I like to work one at a time.
At any given time I have 3-5 ideas written down in a notebook, stuff I can come back to if I get stuck on whatever I’m working on, or if I’m looking for a new project. I do worry I’ll never get around to some of them, though.
I always have a few ideas waiting for me. Outside of those ideas, I usually juggle 2-3 manuscripts.
I have a document saved on my computer with a big list of ideas. It can be very hard to decide what to work on next, and there have been times when I’ve worked on more than one thing at a time. But I try to focus in on the characters who are the loudest, and I realize that not every idea on that list will see the light of day. (Or the glow of my computer screen.)
There was a time (about a year ago) when I had NO ideas and was drawing from an empty well. It about drove me crazy. Right now I have way too many ideas than I have time for and it’s really hard to not want to jump ahead to the next shiny thing. But at this point, after the terrible lull I’ve experienced, it’s a problem I’m grateful for.
I definitely have more ideas than time to write them. Last I counted there were 15 ideas I for sure wanted to write. I work on only one story at a time, but when that book is out getting feedback, I’ll pick something else up so I’m constantly working on something to try and get through as many of those ideas as I can.
Do you have lots of ideas waiting to be written?
Kyra Lennon, my friend from across the sea—that’d be England, will soon be releasing the third story in her Game On series. And I’ve got the cover reveal here today. So here it is…
Sidelined (Game On Book 3) a NA contemporary romance
by Kyra Lennon
Release Date: March 31st 2014
At the age of twenty-one, Bree Collinson has more than she ever dreamed of. A handsome husband, a fancy house, and more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos combined. But having everything handed to her isn’t the way Bree wants to live the rest of her life. When an idea to better herself pops into her head, she doesn’t expect her husband to question her, and keep her tied by her apron strings to the kitchen.
Isolated and unsure who to turn to, Bree finds herself falling back into a dangerous friendship, and developing feelings for the only person who really listens to her. Torn between her loyalty to her husband and her attraction to a man who has the perfect family she always wanted, she has some tough choices to make.
While Bree tries to figure out what she wants, a tragedy rocks the Westberg Warriors, triggering some dark memories, and pushing her to take a look at what’s really important.
Kyra is a self-confessed book-a-holic, and has been since she first learned to read. When she’s not reading, you’ll usually find her hanging out in coffee shops with her trusty laptop and/or her friends, or girling it up at the nearest shopping mall. And occasionally hanging out with rock stars, because that’s how she rolls!
Kyra grew up on the South Coast of England and refuses to move away from the seaside which provides massive inspiration for her novels. Her debut novel, Game On (New Adult Contemporary Romance), was released in July 2012, and she scored her first Amazon Top 20 listing with her New Adult novella, If I Let You Go in November.
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