Monday, March 26, 2012

Go ahead...ask me anything!

I haven't done one of these in a really, really long time. It's "Ask a Writer" time! With all my recent news and changes, I thought I'd put it out there for the week. If you have any questions about writing, being published, the publishing industry, my writing, process, path to publication or books specifically, here's your chance. I'll answer anything (within reason :)). GO!


  1. Hi, Kaily! Like the changes to your site.

    One question that I get asked all the time...How has your life changed since being published?

  2. Thanks, Lorraine. Mmmm, that's a tough one simply because I think my writing and schedule has developed right along with the books but I'm not sure it's because I'm published. I've learned an incredible amount about the craft of writing and about the business of writing and continue to do so. I think the thing that's changed is looking at writing as a job, a career, rather then something simply for enjoyment. I love to write. I wouldn't do it if it didn't consume me, but I now have publishers to satisfy, I have obligations to my agent. And I have a career path to now focus on. Hope that answers it :)!

  3. How's the change from contemporary romance to Paranormal? Has it changed your writing at all? Do you find it harder to find your voice?

  4. Hey, Taryn! Actually, it hasn't been difficult at all. I read a lot of paranormal/urban fantasy romance so I've always had my own stories going around in my head. I always intended to write in this sub-genre, but wanted to start with something that didn't require quite as much world-building :). My paranormal books are still grounded very much in the contemporary world and suit my voice perfectly I think.

    I don't think my writing has changed much, other than perhaps having a bit more of a suspense feel to it as secrets are revealed ;). AND, there's a bit more leway to play around with the 'alphaness' of the males. That's very fun. There's no vampires, weres or other 'traditional' paranormal entities either. They're all my own! Also, I haven't left contemporary behind. I intend to write both moving forward.