Hello my little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I have been at school for 3 days already and I don’t want to go back again tomorrow. But hey, a gals got to do what a gals got to do. I am sorry that I went on a break without telling you guys but I really just needed it for my own sanity you know? I mean I love blogging but there is just some moments when I need to take a break for myself. Anyways, since I am back in school I think I should be getting back onto my regular basis of posting but if not I will let y’all know.
Now why don’t we get into the post?
“Rachel Holley has always dreamed of a wedding—the white dress, the fairy tale, and of course, the happily-ever-after. But when her fiancé breaks it off the night before, claiming she doesn’t love him, Rachel’s fairy tale ends in ashes.
Homeless, hopeless, and feeling like her life has been completely derailed, Rachel must start over in all sorts of ways—and hold her head up high in the fishbowl of her tiny village. The last person she expects to become a friend is Sam West, the taciturn owner of The Bell, Thornthwaite’s rougher pub, and a little rough around the edges of himself.
But as Rachel gets to know Sam, and sees him caring for his orphaned nephew, she finds herself drawn to this enigmatic man. Nothing about Sam is what Rachel expected in a life partner, and yet she can’t deny their increasing closeness. But can love flourish on the rebound? And will there be a vicarage wedding after all?”
What is your writing kryptonite?
The internet is my biggest time-waster, and often keeps me from my deadlines!
What made you want to write this book?
I’ve been really excited to write Rachel’s story in this series, because I so empthasise with her. She had her perfect life planned out, and then it all fall apart. This story is her learning to reconstruct it again.
If you could tell your younger writing self something, what would it be?
Follow your heart, but pay attention to the market! And remember, your identity and worth is not tied up in your success.
Have you ever had difficulty coming up with an idea for your story?
Sometimes I get stuck in the ‘saggy middle’ and I’m not sure what needs to happen next. When that is the case, I usually need to take a break, a walk, a bath, read a book, something.
As a writer what would your spirit animal be?
A mule, because when it comes to writing you just need to keep slogging away.
What Hogwarts house would the main character of your book be sorted into?
Gryffindor, to her surprise, because she is braver than she thinks.
What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your character?
I never base my characters on real people, except perhaps myself, since I write from the heart. So I owe myself a big hug ☺
While you were editing your book what were some thoughts that were going through your mind?
This is better than I thought! Which is always a relief.
Do you google yourself?
On occasion to see what comes up.
What word would sum up your book.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Sort of—but you can push through it.
What is your writing process like?
Sit in chair, and write. That’s the most important part. I do a lot of musing/percolating beforehand, but ultimately it’s about getting the words down, even when they’re not flowing.
What advice do you have for other writers?
Finish something. So many aspiring authors write the first chapter or two and then lose interest or hope. When you finish something, it can be a real encouragement because you’ve proved you can do it—and you can do it again!
How much research do you do for your books?
As much as necessary, and no more! It’s easy to get bogged down in research. I want the details to be accurate, and I try never to put something in my book that I’m not sure of, but I don’t want to get lost in extraneous details that aren’t important.
When did you decide the you wanted to become a writer?
When I was about five, but it took many forms-poet, journalist, playwright. I settled on novels in my thirties.
When did you first start writing?
When I was five—a one-sentence short story I shared with my dad.
Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
Computer all the way!
What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?
Coming up with the initial ideas, and then persevering when it doesn’t come out the way you hoped it to.
What is the easiest part of writing that you consider?
Writing ‘The End’!
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
About two to three months if I’m on form.
Any tips on how to go through a dreaded writer’s block?
Take a break, but not too long of one. Refresh yourself and then sit back down in that chair, and push through.
How did you decide to pick out your book cover?
Tule Publishing designs the covers, and I love them all! I love the water colour illustrations which convey the tone of the book so well.
Do you think the cover plays an important part of the buying processes?
How do you market your books?
Through social media, mostly, and some ads. Word of mouth plays a big part!
Why did you choose said route?
Because I don’t know any other ☺
What is your favorite quote of your book?
‘Love isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it’
How can your readers discover more about you and your work?
On my Facebook author page, KateHewittAuthor, or through my website, kate-hewitt.com.
Where do you see publishing going in the future?
It’s anyone’s guess! There has been a lot of change in my relatively short career, and I hope to be in it for the long haul, but it definitely means adapting to new trends, a smaller part of the saturated market, and developing a dedicated readership.
Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog!
About Kate Hewitt:
Kate is the USA Today-bsetselling author of many books of women’s fiction and romance. Her latest releases are A Mother’s Goodbye and A Vicarage Wedding. Under the name Katharine Swartz, she is the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell.
She likes to read women’s fiction, mystery and thrillers, and historical novels. She particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.
Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.
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