Interview with Molly Mirren

Published 2022-11-21.
What do your fans mean to you?
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting persistent characters out of my imagination and onto the page. In a sense, then they become "real."

I also love getting feedback from readers.
What are you working on next?
Either another contemporary romance I've written the first draft of or a historical set in the 1920s that's been percolating in my head for a VERY long time.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ilona Andrews, Darynda Jones, Laura Kinsale, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Julie Anne Long, Katherine Center, and about a million others...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids and husband--and my Westie terrier, whose stomach is the best and most precise wake-up alarm ever.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Doing yoga and pilates, reading, watching shows and movies via streaming--when I'm not taking care of my household chores.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth mostly. Also reviews.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was a short story in college--a horror story.
What is your writing process?
It's pretty haphazard. I do try to come up with a plot outline, but I usually veer off of it at some point. I also try to meet a word count and write every day (when I'm not in editing mode post first draft).

Why do I go so long in between books? Because the editing and revision process by far takes longer than writing the first draft. Also, being indie, I don't have deadlines. That is both good and bad. Good because I don't get stressed out; bad because I take WAY too long in between books.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first story, but my favorite romance of all time is The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale. I first read it in the 90s--I think Fabio is on the original cover--and it is the only book I've reread several times and will probably read again. I love that the hero and heroine are both so flawed but still lovable--especially the hero. The quality and brilliance of that novel is what I hope to get close to in my own writing someday.
How do you approach cover design?
Argh. That's a tough one. Covers are hard for me because my vision of the book and its cover never matches what will probably attract readers. I think I had three or four covers made for my B. E. Ware Trilogy, and I don't think I ever really got them right.
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