Okay – seriously? I know what you were thinking when you read my title. Remove your mind from the gutter. This is a relatively clean-ish blog. <shakes head> Now that that’s settled.
In celebration of Ms. Rockenski’s release, Love’s Sorrow, I asked her what her favorite genre to write is. Okay, I was rather fascinated by her way of writing fantasy and historical romances. They are incredibly different. Terri, the floor is yours.
Which is your favorite genre you write & why?
I’m going to cheat!! I have two loves—fantasy and romance—and they both have their traps and joys.
Fantasy—it’s easy to steal from others’ ideas, but is there really anything new anyway? World-building, magic, plots—pretty sure it’s all been covered in this genre. That being said, those pitfalls can also be the most fun.
Creating a world where anything is possible, limitless possibilities, really, all conjured from the recesses of your mind. Weeeee!
Romance—this genre has its own issues and pleasures. Pacing has to be the biggest hard-not-to-blunder one in my opinion. From the meeting to the falling in love to the HEA there needs to be a natural, believable progression.
That HEA for your characters is the most rewarding writing experience ever, though. Giving that fairy tale ending to the voice in your mind = priceless.
What’s your favorite genre to write? How ‘bout read?
Title: Love’s Sorrow (Means of Mercy #1)
Author: Terri Rochenski
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Keywords: Sweet, Historical Romance
Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed.
Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow’s unrelenting waves of grief.
Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.
Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.
Ms. Rochenski’s Links:
Link for Love’s Sorrow on Goodreads
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