In the Limelight with
Author Liliana Soare
Welcome and thanks for agreeing and being part of this blog.
I thought it a good idea to catch up with you and see what you are up to since the last time I reviewed a book for you. Listen to the Heartbeat, a contemporary romance had an unexpected ending to a fast paced and well written book. You can read more about my 5 star Review on Amazon here.
Author’s Interview Questions
1. “Are you famous?” is the general question I get when family and friends introduce me to their friends. It always left me with a pause as quick comebacks filter through my mind but I end up saying something like… “Oh gee, thanks,” and give a shy smile. Silly I know but the idea unsettles me. (a)Does this happen to you and (b) what do you say?
Lol, it has never happened to me yet, and I pray to God that it won’t happen any time soon. We all know that in the writing world celebrity belongs to the very few. Just as importantly, we don’t write for fame, but because writing is our life.
2. In general do you like to talk about you writing and published books or are you very close-lipped about it? If no why?
Yes, I love to talk about everything that pertains to writing. It is, after all, the world I live in. My passion.
3. What book/s are you currently writing and what is it about?
I am polishing a new novel, title yet to be chosen, another women’s commercial fiction with stronger romantic elements and (beware!!!) more heated intimate scenes. Want to have a sneak peek?
Here we go: Elisabeth Wilburn was born in a world rich beyond her wildest dreams but grew up in the gutters. Fate continues to mercilessly pound at her when, now eighteen, she’s brought back to a life she doesn’t know, and she’s coerced into marrying handsome womanizer Justin Winters with whom she falls desperately, hopelessly in love. How could she ever win her husband’s heart if he is so repulsed by her presence?
4. Why this particular genre?
I always write romance. It seems to run in my veins. Not that I’m trying to compensate for the lack of it in my personal life, lol. I just love it.
5. What inspires or motivates you to write?
Writing brings me a completeness that I never feel in any other aspect of my life. One can understand it only if one can experience it.
6. What is the writing process like for you?
I write whenever I feel like and I never keep track of time. No daily writing goal either. I just grab my laptop and I sink on the couch, at time stretching trying to take the strain out of my sore muscles. A quick meal thrown in the microwave with impatience, a bunch of grapes and some watermelon appease my hunger when my stomach decides that enough is enough. Then back to work, often until I am so numb and tired I can barely drag myself to my bed. I tend to repeat the process day after day until I’m done with the novel. It usually takes me 3-4 weeks to complete a project. My absolute record was 16 days, and that was my first published book, ‘Listen To The Heartbeat’
7. What is the best and/ or worst part of being a writer?
Well, I suppose the best part is the abandon, the fulfillment, the thrill. The worst part is the inability to find the right words, the writer’s block, the knowledge that I’m so close to the end and I can’t get it right. It happens, but it’s usually just a passing prick. An annoying one though.
8. Any advice for struggling writers?
The universal advice, I suppose: Patience and perseverance. There’s nothing better than the feeling of having reached the end of your first novel. And nothing more painful than the repeated rejection that comes afterward from countless literary agencies. It doesn’t mean that you are not talented or that your work is not good. Even though it may never attain publication, it is a masterpiece, because it’s the fruit of your heart and soul. You will always love every bit of it. So if writing is your passion, keep doing it. Live that passion, even if you risk not to be able to share it with the world.
9. What is your favorite genre to read or write?
As expected, romance. But I wouldn’t turn away some drama, paranormal.
10. Favorite author?
Without any doubt, Margaret Mitchell.
11. Do you have a favorite spot to read and write? Share a photo if you have.
In bed, lol. No photos, that would be pathetic, really. It would forever ruin my image. ** smile**
12. What did you do before you became a writer?
I’ve worked in the computer technology field, I’ve been a library assistant for a while and a foreign languages translator/interpreter. Nothing too exciting.
13. Was it a life long dream or triggered recently?
I must say that publishing my novel was a great achievement, but I do have other life-long dreams on my to-do list.
14. What do you like to do when not writing? Share a photo.
Nothing very exciting. Just day-to-day life, like any ordinary woman. And nope, no pictures, lol.
15. Do you have a bucket/ to-do list and would you share at least two things on it?
Yes, I have to start working on my third novel that will be published later this year. It does require some adjustments, and it seems like a huge task. Also, my to-do list has some exercising on it (Pilates and stuff). A visit to the hairdresser too.
16. What have you done so far on this list?
Well, I suppose the right question would be ‘what I have not done so far’. That would be about everything on the list. **smile**
17. Most daring thing or experience you have done you would like to share?
The most daring thing I have done in my life cannot be shared I’m afraid. I am aware though that if I leave it to the reader’s imagination some funny things will come out of it. Too bad, I’m willing to take the risk.
18. This or that questions:
· Coffee or Tea – neither. Natural juice
· Sweet or sour – sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
· Home make meal or takeouts – home made, traditional way
· Winter or summer – definitely summer
· Night-owl or Early-Bird – early bird
· Telephone or visits – Telephone. I’m a hermit.
· Which social network do you prefer? Facebook
· Blogger or website? Blogger
· What does your family say about your career? Supportive or Clueless Mixed reactions
Moto/wisdom in life you live by.
Everything is possible. The impossible just takes a little longer.
Contact details and buy links of the newest books you would like the readers to know.
Blog page: http://lilianasoare.blogspot.com.au/
Websites where the novel can be purchased:
Thank you so much for hosting me, Lynelle!
Thanks once again for your willingness to share with me and the readers.
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Next time on In the Limelight with
Dayna Leigh Cheser
May 26, 2013