I am so pleased to welcome Brandy Dorsch to my blog today. Many of you follow her blog, Romance Bookworm and already know what great fun Brandy is. Welcome, Brandy. Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Brandy Dorsch and I have released my debut novel Everlasting Hunger. I am happily married to my own personal hero, William. We have two sons, Liam and Xander and a daughter, Harrison. I have been a reader all my life and with the love and support of an amazing group of people, I have turned my love of reading into a love of writing.
You also offer support to many authors who are invited to your blog. Tell us about your new release. Where did the seed of your idea begin?
Everlasting Hunger is a paranormal romance. I have been tinkering with the idea for years now but never fully developed the idea until I competed in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month takes place every November) last year. My vampires are a little different than the typical vamps today. They don’t mind sharing a companion and don’t have the jealous tendencies we see in most paranormal stories.
How would you describe your writing process? Do you outline? Let the muse lead you? Or something else?
My writing process will probably make no sense. I have no idea what I am writing till I start. I don’t plan or outline. I can’t do pieces of scenes either. I write from beginning to end. It is an odd way of writing that’s for sure!
So you’re a panster like me. I understand your process completely LOL. How do you handle spicy sex scenes and relatives? Are your family and friends supportive or do they choose not to read your books because of its sensual nature?
My story is spicy in some places and I wasn’t sure how that was going to play out. My friends and family know that I don’t shy away from sex, talk about sex or anything else related to it. My only hesitation was the fact that my husband is studying to be a deacon in the church. I was worried how our church would react. They are actually excited that I am publishing.
I have a similar situation, since my husband also works for the church. What’s funny is that people stop me in church and tell me how much they enjoyed my book! Has writing changed how you read books now?
I can say that writing has changed the way that I read in huge ways. I find myself reading as if I am editing and that can be distracting. I also put more thought into character development and plot design.
It’s the writer’s curse, I guess. What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on the second book in the series. I am toying with the idea of making this a two book series rather than a trilogy. I have a feeling my characters are wrapping themselves up and I don’t want to drag out their story. I have several ideas for standalone books after this and I am excited to see what comes next.
Isn’t it amazing how our characters will tell us what needs to happen? What is the best piece of advice about writing that you ever got or read? What would tell aspiring writers today?
The best piece of advice I have received is to just breathe and believe in your work. Not everyone is going to like my story. They aren’t going to like that it is part of a series and while there is a happy ending, it does continue and leave you with questions. I am okay with that. I am not doing this to be the next Sylvia Day or Julia Quinn. I just want to do the thing that I love the most, write.
That’s great advice, and I agree that authors write best when they write from the heart. Is there anything else you would like readers to know about you?
I would love for readers to know that I am always available to them. I run a blog (www.romancebookworm.com) that I am usually on and I love to chat with readers, authors and anyone else that wants to drop by.
How wonderful to have you as my guest today, Brandy. I wish you great success with Everlasting Hunger and all of your future novels.
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