I was lucky enough to chat with Author RK Close, whose Paranormal debut novel, “Red Night” comes out today!
Can I have an example? *laughs* A little dark, funny, romantic with strong-characters. See what I did there? *winks*
Falling in love is dangerous.
Nobody knows this better than, Samantha, a young private investigator who inadvertently captures the attention of a mysterious vampire, an unassuming college professor and a sadistic killer with a taste for beautiful young blonds.
One man can’t stay away from her. Another must face his the past he’s been hiding from to be with her. And an unstoppable killer views Samantha as a golden opportunity for revenge.
Sam must choose who to trust and who to love because the stakes are high and any mistake could be her last.
RED NIGHT – #NA, #PNR, #UF
I really don’t know. I simply picked a situation and added a couple characters and went with it. I had no idea beyond the initial situation and the first two characters’ personalities what would happen. I think the character’s sort of take over from there.
Editing. I can write and write but editing takes me forever. Oh, and maybe time management. I’m extremely unorganized. I could use a personal assistant. *laughs* And some money to pay them.
I have a new plan to try. I’ve found that I get easily distracted (characteristic of ADD) and an entire day goes by and I haven’t written the first sentence. My biggest distractions are social media & a huge list of things I could be doing around the house. To combat these two issues, I’m going to start going to the library to work. There I’ll have quiet but no internet. I tried this once last week and it worked great. Then I can close up my laptop for the day and focus on my busy family, still having accomplished my writing goals for the day. Check back in a couple of months to see if it’s working.
It feeds my creative side. I love to read and get lost in a story. Writing is very similar for me except that it satisfies a part of me that has needed to be stimulated for a long time. I’m so much happier since I started writing. It’s like there was a part of me that was missing and now I’ve found it. I’m balanced now. I found my center. Hahah, I sound like a yoga instructor.
I’ve enjoyed so many authors but the ones that stick out in my mind are Ann Rice, Dean Koontz, Karen Marie Moning, Charlene Harris and yes, I completely enjoyed the Twilight series, so Stephany Meyers to name just a few.
My writing journey looks so much different than most. I started my first story on Wattpad November 20, 2014. I finished the rough draft of 83,000 words three months later. Wattpad featured my story the first of June 2015 and the last week of December 2015 Limitless Publishing offered me a contract to publish the Vampire Files Trilogy, starting with Red Night which will launch next month. I’m still waiting for someone to figure out that I don’t know what I’m doing and take it all back. *laughs like a crazy person*
I’m guessing the only reason I can actually write an entire story is because I’ve always loved to read and I’ve read a great many books. And reading does not come easy for me. I’m painfully slow which is why I don’t offer to read other authors stories very often. For that very reason, I try to lend support in other ways. So I would say read all the time. It will make you smarter and a better writer.
I’m working on wrapping up the first draft of book 2, RED MOON and I’ve started the prequel to the series for #CampNaNoWriMo. I’m not meeting my goal but I did get it started. I’ll be mostly focused on editing RM so that I can submit it to Limitless and hopefully have it published before the end of the year. And of course book 3 still needs to be written. I have an idea for a new series but don’t know if I will have time to start that before the first series is complete. Who knows, maybe I’ll suddenly become an organized over-achiever and knock them both out simultaneously. Miracles do happen—my novels are being published. *sheepish grin*
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