Interview with Silvia Violet

Published 2018-11-14.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
One of the publishers I was working with was closing, and I had several books that needed to be republished. I decided to give indie publishing a try rather than attempting to place them with another publisher. I'm so glad I made that move. I've loved being an indie author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The thing I love most about writing is hearing from readers who have enjoyed my stories, especially if something I wrote made their day better, helped them escape reality for awhile, or touched them in some deeper way.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are Jane Austen, Mary Jo Putney, TJ Klune, NR Walker, and Tessa Dare.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read more contemporary and paranormal MM romance than anything else, but I also read plenty of MF romance, mostly historical and small town contemporary. I also read some historical mysteries and non-fiction, primarily biographies.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to bake and to experiment with new cuisines. I also enjoy cross stitching, hiking, and yoga. And of course I spend a lot of my free time reading.
What drives you to keep on writing?
Knowing that readers are excited about my books and the fact that I can't imagine any job I would enjoy more.
Do you have a muse or a “constant reader”?
I don't have a muse per se but I do try to keep in mind my ideal reader when I'm writing. This helps me stay focused on who my audience is, what they've come to expect from my writing, the tropes they would enjoy, the elements they expect in a romance book, etc.
What is your writing process?
I'm not a plotter. I have just a very basic idea of the story and where it begins and ends before I start writing. i write a fast, messy first draft that is really just a framework for the story. Then I go through a second time and fill it in. This is when the story really emerges. I do a third draft to polish sentence structure and get rid or more errors before sending it to my editor.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember having Charlotte's Web read to me when I was around three years old. Even at that age, it had a huge impact on me. I loved the characters, and they seemed completely real to me.
Describe your desk
My desk is quite messy. I have stack of notes, books, and receipts strewn across it. I try to clean it off frequently, but it seems to just attract more clutter. There's a hutch attached and I have some Pop figures, special stones, and some candles on top.
What is the one thing you want your readers to know about your books?
My books will always have an HEA because I want readers to feel good after they finish reading them. My characters may go through some hard times or have something tragic in their backstory, but I will always make sure things work out for so they find true love.
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