What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?
My memory stinks. It really does. I had to continually read what I’d already written in order to keep the timeline and events straight. And since my novel has three main characters and a host of secondary characters, I had a lot of personalities to keep up with. But, it was was a ton of fun, though challenging.
Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it?
Yes. It taught me that I don’t have to write in order, I can write as the scenes come to me then put it all together later. It taught me that I’m probably better served outlining what I want to write because I have trouble remembering timelines. I also learned that I’m character-driven rather than action-driven. For me, it’s all about the characters.
Do you intend to make writing a career?
Have you developed a specific writing style?
Not sure. I know I don’t like following the rules. I also don’t liking trying to figure out what genre a particular story that I want to write might fit into. It’s hard sometimes because all I want to do is write a story. But if I want to appeal to romance readers, certain elements have to be present. If I want to appeal to mystery readers, other elements need to be built upon. So, I wish we could do away with genres and just write what we feel.
What is your greatest strength as a writer?
I’ve been told that I’m strong with emotional writing. I’ll accept that. LOL.
Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Yes, of course. What did I do? I stopped writing and did something else. Then I’d sit down and read the last bit that I wrote and just start stream of consciousness writing.
How did you come up with the title?
It seemed that the story was more about the character. Since the character was the spotlight, I thought it was best to name it after her.
Who designed the cover?
Danette Davis designed the eBook cover and Galan Graphix designed the print cover.
Who is your publisher?
Dewy Moss LLP
Why did you choose to write this particular book?
Two of my closest friends had just died and I was facing life without them in it. I tend to write when I’m dealing with difficult real life stuff. This loss sent me on a writing frenzy.
What was the hardest part about writing this book?
I didn’t want to write a depressing book or a heavy book. I wanted it to be light and easy and entertaining. I spent a great deal of time editing out the sadness I originally wrote as it related to my losses. Once I did that, the challenge began, which was deciding the obstacles Prudence needed to overcome to reach her goal.
Things aren’t always as they seem.
Attorney, Prudence Payne, seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence, love and a sure path to making partner with her law firm. The reality is her boyfriend, James, is unable to commit. She’s dealing with recently revealed family secrets and lies. And, she’s doing it all without her best friend who died a year ago.
Richard Mayweather is a single father raising two daughters. He’s been in love with Prudence since they were tweens, and now he thinks it’s time that she knows it. But when James decides to finally commit, is it too late for Richard? Or will Prudence realize, at last, that the love she’s always searched for has been right in front of her the whole time?
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Genre - Romance, Interracial
Rating – PG13
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