He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo Tolstoy
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Interview on Writing, books, and my horrible disgusting mess of a process
Your works are of contemporary romance and new adult genres. What draws you to these genres?
I am in love with the idea of following a couple as they fall in love. And—bonus—I love writing the sex that goes with these manifestations of emotion. It’s the hardest thing to plot—the falling in love bit— because you have to layer it, and structure it believably, and hopefully tap into some universal feelings while maintaining a bit of fantasy. The conversations and physical reactions have to build, and it’s very difficult to get that right. I don’t know that I ever have. Maybe no one has but for Shakespeare. And then the fun part is writing the sex scenes, because my scenes are always steeped in the emotion first. I think when the characters really care about each other, you can turn the heat up more and it makes the entire experience much more fulfilling.