This week Jeanne McDonald challenged us with three questions -
- Describe that moment you first felt like a true author
- Name three authors who inspire you
- Describe your favorite fan moment
I finally started writing about three months after I arrived. I'd grab a cup of coffee or tea and head to the office on the second floor of our house, turn on some music, light a scented candle and stare at the keyboard. Occasionally, I'd even type. Every night, my husband would come home from work and I'd report my word count. The day I wrote The End was the first time I felt like an author. The day I received my first rejection letter, addressed to Dear Author, marked the first time I felt like a true author.
1. Suzanne Brockmann. Her Troubleshooters series rocked. She writes Navy heroes you can believe in and heroines you can root for. She makes her characters believable and into people you'd like to hang out with.
2. Laura Griffin. Another series writer I can't get enough off. My last vacation, I sat on the beach in Mexico and read three books in her Tracers series. Once again, yummy heroes, spunky heroines and a whole lot of science going on. If I ever met her in person, I'm afraid I'd go all fangirl on her and embarrass myself.
3. Maeve Binchy. When I finished reading Circle of Friends, I felt lonely. I missed the characters. I'll be honest. I started re-reading the book the very next day. I love an author who can get me to invest in the characters.
J.J. Devine is next up on the tour this week. Let's hurry over there and find out what she has to say on the questions today.