Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Miranda Lynn I have always been a voracious reader and created worlds in my head ever since I can remember. Being inspired by two of my English teachers and a high school creative writing teacher put the writing bug into my head and it slowly grew until the advice of a fellow writer hit home. I still use that same advice when talking to other aspiring writers. “Write the story you want to read”
I am a military wife, a proud mother to two amazing, now adult,sons, a fur baby lover and am excited as each new chapter in my life unfolds even with the bumps and bruises that may come with it. I love connecting with fellow authors, readers, and fans.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
The others after it. I am horrible at keeping series bibles so I always have to go back to verify places, names, descriptions. I still make mistakes, but thanks to my amazing alpha readers usually get all of them fixed before publication.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I like to throw in new and different characters. I also pull from the real world. Trauma’s, experiences, headline news, etc. I try to keep each book as fresh as possible while still doing the series justice.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Take a break when you need. It’s ok to cry through a scene. It’s ok to blush through them too. But most of all take time to refill that emotional cup even if it’s simply a glass of wine, a bath, and a good book.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
Not as much as I would like. This past year has been difficult for me to get into any type of routine. A lot of real life stresses have taken over my brain and the characters have been quiet. Ideally I would like to get to an hr each day as I still work a full time job on top of my writing career.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
I hate to admit it but my favorite so far is Diego from Her Chosen Mate (book 2 in the night shift series) Working through his trauma and having to return to an identity he had buried to save his mate. He has my heart right now.
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
His One True Mate. I see David Boreanaz as Leo and Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts as Kat for the main characters. I haven’t thought about the rest of the crew but now I think I need to create some pinterest boards.
What is your definition of success?
That definition changes as I grow. Loyal and dedicated fans who love my characters as much as I do is a big part of it, but as I grow my career bettering each book and gaining consistent sales is another.
Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?
Always be open to learning and growing in your career and don’t get upset if you fail. Every failure leads closer to success.
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