Welcome to the Celebrate Lit Scavenger Hunt for the Ponder This Series! I’m featuring Lucy In Love by Kimberly M. Miller! Make sure you read the entire post, and look for the key word at the bottom!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Things are finally looking up for Lucy Leti. Her bakery is doing well, her friends are amazing, and her family is supportive. She’s even so close to being past the heartbreak of her broken engagement that she can taste it.
But what’s missing is trust and love. And until her old friend Henry Lee comes back into her life after a ten year absence, Lucy is convinced she’ll never find either one.
Henry is handsome, successful, and has been secretly in love with Lucy for years. But the musician isn’t the same man Lucy knew in high school—he’s lost weight and gained confidence. And in no time at all, he’s in love with Lucy all over again.
And she could be in love with him too.
But when the couple’s first date goes terribly wrong, they’ll both need a little perspective to see things clearly.
Welcome to the blog today! Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does this affect your writing?
I am both a full-time and part-time writer. I teach various college-level writing courses full-time and I write as much and as frequently as I can personally as well, so I’d say that makes me both full and part time.
That makes sense! Are your characters based off real people ore are they entirely from your imagination?
I might be alone in saying this, but even the characters that I think are solely from my imagination tend to have elements woven into their personalities and quirks that are inspired by people I know or have met in my life. It might be impossible for me to write any other way.
I’m sure it’s hard not to include little characteristics of the people you know and have come across. Do you consider yourself to be a successful writer?
My first thought is ‘of course!’ – I’m writing daily and have published, but I wonder if that is the criteria of a successful writer. Looking deeper, my next answer would be that I first believed myself to be a successful writer when a reader opened my first book and pointed to a passage and said, “Right there. When I read that I thought, ‘she gets what it’s like to be a handicapped woman in your twenties’” – well, I have to tell you, that sealed it for me. I didn’t care if anyone else ever read a word I wrote. If I only write one book for that one reader, I counted myself successful.
Agreed. If we can help just one person, it’s all worth it. Have you written any other books that aren’t yet published?
I am writing all the time, so much that I give little thought for how I’m going to get these books to the reader. That might be a bit of a problem, huh? So, the answer is I have two books published, a forthcoming novella in March 2020, six novels completed, one novella completed, and I’m working on a new novel even as I answer these questions. My hope is to be better and more invested in working on getting them published, not just writing them.
That’s a lot! If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Don’t be so afraid to put your writing out there. Rejection will happen. Strive hard to get your writing out there for the reader in whatever ways you can. Work for it. Believe in yourself. It might not be easy but enter contests, go to conferences, apply for writing assignments in whatever fashion you can. Don’t wait or worry. It will happen at just the right time.
Yes, I believe everything happens in God’s perfect timing, and release books are the same. They are released when the Lord knows there is someone out there who needs that book! Thanks for chatting with me today!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kimberly M. Miller is a writing and film professor by day, author by night. She enjoys watching movies, making jewelry, and creating fun stories for her readers. Currently, Kimberly has two published novels, Picking Daisy and Forgiving Tess, but she looks forward to bringing more romance your way!
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