Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Darie McCoy. I write across the romance subgenres from contemporary to paranormal/shifter to sports romance with a couple of others in between. I’m a serial hobbyist who likes to keep her hands busy.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
I’d say the ones after the first are harder, because I don’t want to lose the momentum from the first book.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
Each couple has different challenges. They are connected, but not identical. Their responses to the various situations are rarely the same.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Find something you can use to renew yourself. Be it a warm bath, or taking time off when you finish a rough scene or chapter- find a way to let yourself get grounded again before you move on to the next thing.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
I write five days a week anywhere from 5 to 7 hours.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
I love them all, but there are a few who have a slight edge. Driscoll Kelly (For Real), because he’s the first book boyfriend that I wrote. Stephanie and Jian (Involuntary) are the others because their story came to me in a dream and hasn’t let me go since.
What is your definition of success?
Being able to have your career doing what you love while providing for your needs along with your wants.
Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?
I’m still new to the author life, but I’ve enjoyed this journey immensely.
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What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)
Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?
They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com
$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*
$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*
$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*
$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.
$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.