Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 23rd September

10450050_10152910955347538_1482766139927964063_oDo you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

If you’ve arrived from Fiona Riplee’s blog, hi and thanks for clicking! This week’s questions are brought to you by J.J.Devine.

1.  You’re moving right along with a story line and suddenly it takes an unexpected twist. Do you go with the flow and follow where the twist leads you or do you conform your story to your way?

I have to admit I love the twists. There’s nothing better than when your character surprises you, because for me it means they’ve come to life in your story. Thats the fun part of being a writer. The not-so-fun part is trying to rework the plot so that the new twist fits in! Sometimes I have to put my foot down and tell them to behave!

2.  What time of year is your best time for writing? Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring

Any time! As long as I have my laptop and some good tunes on my iPod, I’m ready to go. There could be snow glistening on the ground, or the brightest, bluest sky, but when I’m writing I don’t notice. In fact, there could be a huge thunderstorm and I’d be oblivious to anything but the story I’m writing. And I have to say it drives my family crazy!

3. When looking for a publisher do you chose a traditional press, indie route, or one that does both, ebook and print?

I’m lucky enough to be a hybrid author–both self-published and traditionally published. It really is the best of both worlds, and I’m so grateful to be in this position. I can be close to my readers as a self published author, while also reaching out to new ones. And I’ve learned so much from both processes.

Thank you to JJ for these questions, they were a lot of fun to answer. And now to read more Romance Weekly Blog Hop go to and read Mishka Jenkins’ answers!

Carrie Pink


15 thoughts on “Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 23rd September

  1. I loved your post, Carrie. I relate to what you said about being to write in any season. I love fall, but I need to write during all seasons, and it’s fun to find inspiration in each time of the year. I admire your ability to tune all else out. I can do it sometimes, but I prefer quiet when I write. It’s like it sets my brain free. 🙂

    • Thank you J.J.! Though you wouldn’t want to be me right now. Two grumpy kids, a hamper full of dirty laundry and a house that’s needed a spring clean for the last six months!

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