How do you come up with your ideas?
I wish I had some magical answer, but usually just a scene will start playing in my head. I jot it down and from there and hope it might turn into something.
How do you execute them in such a way that they take on lives of their own?
The characters take over. I am not a plotter. I usually sit down with a notebook and pen before I write and from there jot down notes of what I want to happen next. It helps me increase my word count as well as not have those moment where I am stuck. However, I don’t ever outline the whole story before writing it.
Do your characters ever take over your stories? If they do, how do you handle that?
How do you decide which ideas you want to go with?
The last story I wrote I had a different idea for. Then somehow things changed and I just went with it. It was going to be just a sweet romance but turned into a sweet romantic suspense. I let the characters take me where they want to go, usually.
Has there ever been a time in your writing career that you ever wanted to give up and why/why not? What made you overcome your ‘self doubt’?
This happens often. I am new and still building a following. You have to stay away from book rankings. Especially when they first come out. As an author we promote the book has released and we always hope everyone is going to run wild out to buy it. And then they just trickle there slowly. But then I remind myself, I am new. Who is Lacey Wolfe to readers? Hopefully one day they will know.
What was one character that you felt so emotionally attached to that you hated ‘hurting’ and why? How were you able to overcome that (if you were)?
Jax from Amber’s Muse. He was the first I had to hurt and I think Amber really hurt his feelings. But I was proud of Jax for how he handled it.
You obviously enjoy what you do. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
If you enjoy it, do it. But learn. Read a lot. And when you read, do it as research. Look how sentences begin and how the author describes things. Then look over your work and see how yours compares. Being a writer can get lonely. So find some awesome online authors to chat with who can relate to what you’re going through.
If you couldn’t write another story (be a writer), what would you do with your life?
Maybe be a realtor. LOL.
What kind of rituals do you use to write (ie, a special pen, paper, lighting, drink)?
I like a snack nearby. If I continually shove food in my mouth, then I don’t have a reason to get up.
Do you listen to music while you’re writing, and if so, what kind of music do you listen to?
I don’t listen to music. I like quiet.
Which one of your characters to date do you relate to most and why?
Good question. There is a piece of me in all of them. Whether is a trait I wish I had, or a fear they have that I do also. I think though, I would have to choose Amber from Amber’s Muse. Amber’s Muse was my first story published and I kind of lived through my character since she is an aspiring author herself…as I was at the time.
What made you chose the genre(s) you write?
I started with erotica with a curiosity if I could do it. I plan to keep writing it, but get more sweet romances out too.
What new things are you working on?
I am working on the last Hot Bods story as well a sequel to Sarah’s Chase that I plan to try self-publishing.
Anything else you’d like to add?