Today I’m happy to be talking with Veronica Thatcher, the author of A Way Back Into Love. Check out my interview.
- Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Energizes me. When I finish writing a chapter of my story, I feel like I’m on top of the world.
- What are common traps for aspiring writers?
Two common traps. One, you feel like everything you’ve written is going to be the next literary masterpiece. Two, you feel like everything you’ve written is pure crap. The first is a sense of overconfidence and the second is a lack of confidence. It’s important to be confident in your work, but also leave room for some heavy critique and rewriting.
- Does a big ego help or hurt writers?
Hurts writers. I’ve always been a pessimist my entire life, and I think it’s better to have confidence in your work and see big dreams, but also face the harsh reality of an author’s life. Not all authors can make it.
- What is your writing Kryptonite?
Dialogue writing is my kryptonite. I’m a very taciturn person in real life and I usually struggle to come up with conversation topics. That reflects in my writing as well. I struggle to keep the dialogue entertaining and engaging for readers.
- Have you ever gotten reader’s block?
Yes, I have. In senior year of high school, I had the worst case of reader’s block.
- Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I try to be original. I believe in writing what I want to write, not what I think readers want to read. As long as you write what you want to, readers will enjoy it.
- What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I’m friends with a lot of authors, budding and bestselling likewise. Melanie Moreland is my idol, my mentor and the person who introduced me to self-publishing. Deb Rotuno and Autumn Winchester are inspirations as well. They help me whenever I need it, and they are my constant guides who aid me in navigating the murky waters of quality writing and the publishing industry. I’m truly very grateful to them as they inspire me to toil harder every day.
- How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
Well, I’m lucky to have received a lot of useful critique on my first book pre-release, and all this critique has helped me rectify my mistakes. Looking back, I feel like I’m a very different, much stronger writer now than I was when I penned my first novel. That’s one step closer to mastering the beautiful art of writing.
- What was your hardest scene to write?
The hardest scene for me to write was the big reveal in my book. All the secrets were disclosed to the readers, and the emotions had to be raw, real and just spot-on. I don’t know if I succeeded, but I did work exceptionally hard on polishing and perfecting it.
- What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Self-publishing and marketing my first book. I spent quite a lot on it, but so far, I feel like it was worth every penny I spent. It has helped me to grow as a writer. Plus, holding your own book in your hands is a totally otherworldly feeling.
Series: Love Series #1
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.
Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home…to the man she left behind?
Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them. She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!
Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. You can reach Veronica through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Gmail.
Social Media Links
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authorthatcher/
Twitter – @merderlover1
Wattpad – https://www.wattpad.com/user/merder32