Following my open call for questions last week, I had dozens roll in. Some I’ll use an entire post to answer and others I’ll combine and answer quickly.
1. Do you write more than one book at a time?
No. I’ve tried. But I can’t. At least not long term. When I’ve been “stuck” on one, I’ll work on two at a time for a while so I feel like I’m getting somewhere. However, once one starts taking off, the other is put on hold while the one that’s taken flight gets finished.
2. Will Marjorie and Gabriel get a story?
Yes. I plan to re-visit Charleston after I finish Passions of a Gentleman and see if it’s the right time.
3. How far are you into Passions of a Gentleman?
Not far. I’ve begun outlining, that’s about it. I didn’t want to just jump right into this one until I was completely done with Desires of a Baron.
4. What date should we look for Desires of a Baron?
May 13th, 2014. Originally, I said the 15th, but the problem with that is that I’ll be away at RT so if something doesn’t go right, I won’t be able to fix it or make sure everything uploads properly.
5. Do you (and other authors) actually read emails from readers?
Yes! Well, at least I do. I can’t say the same is for everyone else, but I try to schedule 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes at night to respond to readers. If I’ve ever not responded, it’s been purely by accident of not receiving the email or while I was away from home and *gulp* forgot to flag it.
6. Will Sarah Ridgely get her story?
Eventually. Kind of like Gabriel and Marjorie, I’m just not there yet… Since she didn’t fall into series I was already working on, she has to wait. This is another idea I plan to revisit after Passions.
7. Do you listen to music when writing?
Yes! If I didn’t, I might go nuts.
8. Do you re-read your own books for entertainment?
Not usually. Early on I did, but after book four, I stopped. By that time the first three were out and I was feeling the first “pinch” as I tried to finish book 5 (Her Reluctant Groom) by deadline. From there, I’ve head deadlines and responsibilities that I just haven’t really had time.
Anyone else with questions, feel free to ask!