It's my final stop on the CLP Blog Tour for In Search of a Love Story by Rachel Schurig. I've already reviewed the novel (loved it!) and Rachel has given us a great guest post on why she loves writing chick lit. Today I give you an interview with Rachel herself! I hope you like it!
Probably the Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet version of Sense and Sensibility. I think I've seen that movie a hundred times.
Jane Austen is definitely my favorite author. I like just about all of her novels, but would have to choose Pride and Prejudice as my favorite. I want to find my own Mr. Darcy!
Favourite (or dream) travel destination?
There are so many places I still want to see! My favorite place that I've been able to visit already is probably Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s so beautiful there!
Favourite indulgence (food to eat, store to shop in, etc.)?
A nice big bowl of pasta and a glass of wine. And a piece of chocolate for dessert!
How did you come up with the idea for In Search of a Love Story?
I'm a big fan of all things romance—movies, books, you name it. I wanted to write a story about a girl who learns about love from all of the romance stuff I like so much.
What do you like about writing a series?
I feel like you really get a chance to get to know your characters over a series. I love returning to the same world I've created to see where else I can take it.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Read as much as you can. Write as much as you can. Practice, practice, practice. Lots of people want to write but the only way to make it happen is to sit down and do it. I promise you won’t regret it!
Are you an outliner or a write by the seat of your pants author?
I do some of both. I make a general outline then sit down and see where the story and the characters want to go.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Yes I have. I went through a long stretch where I stopped writing because I didn't think I could ever make it. I'm so glad I gave myself a chance!
What is your favourite and least favourite thing about being an author?
My favorite thing is getting lost in the story. Sometimes when I'm writing I completely forget where I am and what I'm doing. I love that feeling of being completely immersed in the book. I also LOVE talking to readers. Nothing makes me happier! My least favorite thing is the polishing process. Doing those nitpicky edits and working on the book’s synopsis drives me crazy!
Thanks so much for having me!
Connect with Rachel!
Visit Rachel at http://rachelschurig.com