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This weeks questions are brought to you by Susan Peterson Wisnewski
1. How did you get the idea for your book?
I wanted to write a story about two people that stretched over time and distance. The couple in my novel, Fix You, Richard and Hanna, first meet when they are 17 and 19, and then we see them grow up, going through all the emotions and life twists that twenty-somethings do. I also wanted to explore how actual events impact fictional characters, and in Fix You we see Hanna and Richard go through the new Millennium, 9/11, the rise of social media and a LOT of different music. All these things have an impact on their lives, and I really enjoyed researching this part of the story.
2. How did you decide on the title?
I hate titles. I tend to get through about fifty or so (slight exaggeration) before I come to the final one. The working title for any manuscript that I write rarely sees it past the first draft. Sometimes because I think of something better, find out there are about five hundred books of the same name already published, or because it’s way too long to fit comfortably on an ebook. For my latest novel, Fix You, it seemed to fit the story. It’s about the relationship between two damaged people whose hearts are broken by each other. The story follows how they manage to repair themselves, and finally come back together. Plus, I really like Coldplay 😉
3. What motivated you to get the book completed and published?
I have some very lovely supporters who urged me to get the book out there. Two in particular have worked with me all the way, from choosing the cover, beta reading, and even helping me with my marketing plan. I have to admit that for me the actual publishing is the scariest part of the author process. Writing is my favourite, then editing. Publishing and marketing are S.C.A.R.Y. because you are putting yourself out there, and no matter how thick skinned you think you are, every reaction can either soothe or hurt in equal measure. Which is why I’m now burying my head in the next manuscript!
I hope you enjoyed reading these questions–I really enjoyed thinking through the answers. Thanks to Susan for setting them! And now to read more Romance Weekly Blog Hop go to Dani Jace at http://www.danijace.com