Q:Why write for the M/M romance line?
A: They say write about what you're passionate about, and I seem to be passionate enough about this to be able to get lots of ideas in my head. Also, I enjoy the genre.
Q: Who is your favorite M/M author?
A: The only author that I've ever enjoyed enough to follow his work beyond what he's done in a single series is Josh Lanyon. I read his stuff for inspiration, and have the print version of his book on writing M/M romance on my shelf. I flip through that whenever I need some guidance. It's never far away. There will probably be more favorites that I add to that list as time goes on, but right now he's at a solid lead.
Q: What is your writing day like?
A: I tend to sleep pretty late, but I tend to think it will be a good writing day if I can get 1,000 or more words written before noon. If I can't get that then I feel I've wasted my day, and even if I get my word count, it doesn't feel like a success. One thousand words before noon always pumps me up for the rest of the day.
Q: What is your suggestion to other aspiring authors?
A: This sounds cliché because everyone says it, but it's true. Read as much as you can, and not just in the genre you write for. If you like M/M romance then you can be reading anything from Science fiction to Westerns to get your ideas. If time is an issue, and it is for me too, then I suggest audio books. Audio books have helped me get through so many books in a series that might otherwise still be sitting on my To Be Read pile. Ideas come from reading—or listening—to books, so read a lot.
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