Thank you to Andrew for hosting me here
There is one thing that Andrew and I have in common. We write a lot. And by a lot, I mean a LOT. I don’t know how many words a day Andrew writes but when I listen to him talk I can imagine it’s a LOT.
So today I thought I’d come over here and talk about word counts and that burning need inside to get words to paper.
First off, I am big soppy romantic. I see happy ever after’s everywhere, and am inspired to write by films, books, people, art, songs… in fact I’m inspired to write every single minute of the day. If I can’t write then I store ideas in my head that sit and build until I have time to get them on paper. From chatting to Andrew, he is the same. I can’t write fast enough. I have ideas booked in all through 2017, and when I say booked in, I actually already have cover art for some of them! I have so many new bunnies that I have had to buy an industrial sized bunny farm for them to live in.
I love action books, series like Sanctuary, and Heroes, and my Bodyguards series, are full of drama and happy, and all kinds of sexy men. I love family dramas, like my blackmailed into marriage Texas series, or my new Montana series, both of which have sequels and back stories, and casts of strong secondary characters (all of whom beg me for their stories to be written!).
Then I have books I set in England, Gallows Tree which is contemporary with added ghost, and The Summer House which is set in a beautiful Cotswold village.
And still my head is buzzing with ideas. I’m just writing Montana book 3, the follow up to Crooked Tree Ranch and The Rancher’s Son, and as I’m writing it I suddenly have clear ideas for a book 4 in what was going to be just a 3 book series. I love writing trope driven romances, with strong heroes, and action, and family, and … I could go on. I write sixty to eighty thousand words a month, and I could still write more.
Of course, I have one pesky problem. Time, and the obvious need to sleep. LOL.
What I need is one of those fancy time turner things from the Harry Potter books… then maybe I would actually have time to fit everything in!
My latest book is Boy Banned, the story of two young men who meet and fall in love on a talent show. This was one of the most challenging stories I have written because it has a storyline featuring autism – something close to my heart. I never wanted to write it that way, until suddenly, one of my main characters freaked out with the stylists, and I couldn’t understand why until I realized I was writing him as being on the autistic spectrum.
Just what I need, characters who don’t do as they’re told!
What is your favorite trope in romantic fiction? Post your answer in the comments and two winners will receive five RJ Scott backlist e-books of their choice, or first sight a few days early, of my next Montana book.
Reuben “Angel” Jacobs is one step away from giving it all up. Losing a place in the live finals of Sing UK almost kills him. He has no choice but to go home and work for the family business, even though it means giving up his dreams and proving his old bullies right.
Corey Dixon is a rocker at heart. Being on the spectrum means that making sense of other people’s ‘normal’ is hard in itself, let alone in the chaos of a high-powered competition. Singing is his safe space, the only way he can think through the noise in his head. Messing up his audition for the live shows means his journey is over, and it’s the worst day of his life.
The judges throw them a lifeline and create a boy band from the near-miss hopefuls. Angel, Corey, and three others are put together in a room and offered the chance to sing as a group. Agreeing to become part of the new band means Corey has to hide who he is and what Angel has come to mean to him.
Is winning worth the price Corey and Angel have to pay?
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My goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. She is known for the fact that every single one of her books has a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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