Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Heather Buchine to Jera’s Jamboree:
By no surprise my favorite hobbies are reading and writing. But beyond escaping into the written fantasy world, I love experiencing new things. Surfing, motorcycle riding, snow blading, glass blowing, parasailing, SUP boarding are just a few that I have checked off my bucket list, but there is still so much more to explore. Right now, being a mom is my biggest adventure and the best by far!! In the quiet calm hours of the night though, I can usually be found typing away creating a world of romance where drama still exists but love (hopefully!!) always prevails.
What inspired you to write?
I absolutely LOVE to read! Sometimes I’ll read a book a few times in a row just to relive the experience of it. Well, one day I came up with a story in my mind that I had to see on paper. I wanted to read it. And that is what inspired me to start writing!
Do you have a most creative time of the day?
Honestly, not really. I usually always have a notebook nearby so that I can scribble things down as they come to me. I could be in the shower, in the car, running through the checkout line, or making dinner and something may hit me.
Do you have a favorite place you go for inspiration or a favorite activity?
My favorite activity for finding inspiration is listening to music while being in the great outdoors. I love to camp, hike, kayak, etc… and find inspiration in all of it.
Are you a panster or a plotter?
I really consider myself a mix between a panster and a plotter. The first part of my process is visualizing the characters and the main scenes of the book. My mind starts playing them out like a movie, and so I write it down exactly how I see it. Then, I go back and fill in the story around those scenes until I have a book that I would like to jump into. Although I outline my book ahead of time, things always change along the way as I get to know my characters better.
If your book is part of a series, what is in the future?
Yes, it is! At least two of the other characters from “Inspire” are getting their own books, and after that, we shall see. I also have a couple other projects that are in the works 🙂
Which authors have influenced your writing?
I would have to say that S. C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, and E.L James have had the most influence on my writing. I love that these authors have taken chances, and that they truly bring their characters to life.
What are you reading now? Opinion?
Right now, I am reading Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I’m only two pages in, so the verdict is still out 😉
Who is your target audience? Have you written for other genres or plan to in the future?
My target audience is anyone 18+ who loves a good romance novel! So far, I have only written New Adult/Contemporary Romance because I’m a sucker for love. But maybe I will venture into Paranormal Romance down the road. I’ll have to see where the road takes me 🙂
What tips do you have for other aspiring authors?
My first tip would be to write what you love! Second, edit, edit and edit some more. And third, if you’re a self-published author, let someone else do your formatting for you. (Your time saved is so worth the money!)
With that, I would just like to say ‘Thank You!’ to all of my readers. You guys Rock!!!
Thank you for sharing with us today Heather.
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