Author Interview for Romance, Fantasy, and Magic
Tell us a little bit about yourself- My name is Victoria Adams. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband. Our daughter has grown up (overnight) and is out in the adult world. I write contemporary romance and new adult (17 to 22).
How did you decide to enter the world of writing? Several years ago, two former students of mine said there was nothing for them to read. Pre-Twilight. So I wrote a book for them, which turned into a trilogy.
What does your family think of your writing? Some like it – some think it is pretty cool – some don't know and some have scolded me because the F word is used.
Can you tell us a little about your book? On this post, I'm talking about the third book in the Circles Trilogy – Circles Interlocked. It would just be easier to write the blurb - - Having been betrayed by the man she assumed she was destined to be with forever; Julie Anderson slapped Robert Holiday in an angry ending to their brief love affair. Heartbroken that the relationship didn't end with the fairy tale Happily Ever After, Julie leaves town to pursue her dream of being a dancer. As fate has a curious sense of humor, eight years later, they wake up in bed together. Now it is up to love to fix what time cannot mend.
What is your writing process? I get out of bed. Since I'm lazy and love my bed, this is a major step. After breakfast, I turn on my laptop, deal with emails and visit people's blogs, thank my new followers on Twitter, approve posts on Triberr, then go to a critique group, and see if crits are waiting or if I have some critiques to do. Unless there are chapters waiting from my cps and betas – both with first initials M. They have top priority.
After all that – I settle down and write until something distracts me – like the cat wants out, in, out, in, out….I'm not very focused. I distract easily.
What was the hardest part for you when working on your book? Critiques. Everybody says writers are supposed to have a thick skin. I use too much moisturizer – my skin's too soft.
What influenced or inspired you to write? I did. I've always written. Wrote my first book in gr 10 (sophomore yr). I can sit anywhere, look at the people around me and write a scene about them. How they got to that location. How they are interacting. If you ever meet me and I zone out – I'm just plotting something out. (I try not to do it when I'm driving!)
Was there a scene that you didn’t add or you removed in your finished work? Oh wow – cool question. Yes, scenes were deleted, but most of them would be things dealing with secondary characters – of which at this moment, I can't think of a single one to give an example of. I can't check because if I pull a scene, it tends to be with the delete key.
Do you have a favorite character (from you're book)? Why? Robert. He's had to win a lot of personal and societal battles to get where he is. He's my perfect male hero.
Do you already know what to write next? Can you tell us? Yes. Book one and two of the Circles Trilogy are done and being prepped for publication. Next will probably be Hunter's story. It's complete and on hard drive. After that it's be a revision for Shea's story. After that, it'll be a surprise – mostly to me to see what bubbles up out of my imagination.
Where can we find more information about you and your books?
Blog – Pages of Romance – http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com
Amazon Author Page - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007DVKQVC
Facebook Author Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Adams/244325918978641
FaceBook – Circles Trilogy Page - http://www.facebook.com/CirclesTrilogy?ref=hl
Twitter – http://twitter.com/_VictoriaAdams
Google+ - Victoria Adams
Tribberr – Pinterest – Wattpad – GoodReads Amazon Author Central - all Victoria Adams
Circles Interlocked - Ebook link - http://www.amazon.com/Circles-Interlocked-ebook/dp/B005S8LI46
Dancing in Circles – to be released – soon – this month. (I hope.)
Do you have any last words?
It was fun being here. Thanks for letting me visit. It was a pleasure to learn more about you Victoria. Congrats on your awesome books.
I love weekends because? Friends have time to come over, have dinner and we can all sit and chat until late in the evening.
I hate? Brussel Sprouts
I want to buy? Two plane tickets to visit my 2 cps.
My favorite song is? Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Ballet.
My favorite precious stone is? Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
I want to travel to? Why? Bali. I want to live in one of those little huts along the shore and I want a very long extension cord so I can plug in my laptop and write, write, write.
I want to meet? Why? I can't think of famous as they'd probably have a rather hard time of putting down their protective walls and letting me get to know them. So I guess, I'd like to meet my cps – M and M – they live in the US.
I want to invite -------------- to dinner. Why? Some top political leaders so I can slap them back of the head and knock some sense in to them.
My dream is to? I think I'm living my dream. I have a healthy family and I get to write.
My favorite book is? Anything by Agatha Christie.