This is a chance to learn a bit more about Marci Boudreaux, author of Friends Without Benefits (A Stonehill Romance).
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y3GIPSG
I started writing . . .
A very long time ago. I never really considered publishing until about 2001, after winning a contest, but then I realized how hard it was and put that dream away for a while. I revisited it in 2012 and found a publisher pretty quickly. With e-publishers, there are a lot more opportunities for authors. That made a huge difference for me.
What I love most about writing . . .
Escaping reality. I love my life, but it is really nice to get lost in my own head for a while.
The toughest thing about writing . . .
Writing is easy. Editing and publishing are hard.
If I wasn’t a writer, I would be . . .
I’d probably work in TV production or something like that. I also enjoy design.
Other than writing, I am really good at . . .
Um…nope, that’s kind of it.
When I am writing, I listen to . . .
So many different things. It really depends on the characters I’m writing. Their personalities have a huge impact on what I listen to for motivation.
Modern convenience I can’t live without:
My laptop. Even if I weren’t writing, I’d be playing games or surfing the net.
Nobody knows that I . . .
Greatly improved my craft by writing fan fiction
I wish I could stop . . .
Putting so much pressure on myself to succeed. Recently I took about six weeks off writing books and just wrote things that I will never publish. It was refreshing to not worry about what others will think.
Best advice I’ve received:
Stop trying to fit the mold and write what you want to write. It helped me ease the stress of trying to be what everyone else wanted.
Worst advice I’ve received:
LOL… Stop trying to fit the mold and write what you want to write. It’s great advice, but publishers have ideas of what works and what doesn’t. And I don’t challenge that. They have the sales reports to support their positions. But, I refuse to believe characters over 40 don’t deserve romance.
Advice to aspiring authors:
Stop trying to fit the mold and write what you want to write. 😉
Dianna Friedman never expected her husband to leave her. Who does? But she’s making the most of what she has left–a sarcastic near-grown son and a mountain of bills that just keeps growing. She’s in over her head, but she is determined to survive. When Paul O’Connell shows up on her door, it’s hard for Dianna to tell if her life is about to get easier or more complicated.