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Romance Weekly

Posted by on 18 February, 2014

For those of you joining us from previous weeks, welcome back! For those of you just joining in, welcome to Romance Weekly where each week a bunch of us authors will answer the same three questions and you get to hop around from blog to blog and learn a little more about us. πŸ™‚ Ready? Let’s do this.

1. How did you get the idea for your book?

My first book, Bound to the Highlander, was inspired from a conversation I overheard between two friends. They had just gone to see PS I Love You and were gushing over the first meeting between Gerry Butler and Hilary Swank on a lovely country road in Ireland. My muse perked up and the first meeting between James MacIntosh and Aileana Chattan was born that day.

2. How did you decide on the title?

I’m not sure actually. I liked the idea of having Highlander in all the titles in the series because of the relevance to the story, plus the nature of the contract between James and Alieana binds her to him and so Bound to the Highlander fits the storyline.

3. What motivated you to get the book completed and published?

Once the story started I just couldn’t stop writing it until it was done. I learned very quickly that I really had no idea what I was doing in the early days of writing and so I just kept trying to make it better and better and learning from beta reader feedback. Took me five years and twelve rewrites, but I did get it published and am now gearing up for the second release in the series, Promised to the Highlander, in May.

Getting noticed among the literally thousands of romance writers out there and that number again of new romance novels coming out each year can be intimidating. But if you believe in yourself and your story, nothing can stop you from realizing your dreams. πŸ™‚

Well that’s it for this week from me. The next author on this week’s hop is up and comer and one to watch, Nina Mason. Her debut Queen of Swords comes out March 22nd, mark your calendars. πŸ™‚ See you next week!

8 Responses to Romance Weekly

  1. Linda Abbott

    Isn’t it amazing how the simplest thing can inspire a great idea for a book.!

    • katerobbins

      So true Linda. And if the mind is open to it, inspiration is all around us. So many ideas, so little time to bring them all forward in the form of a book. A writer’s dilemma. πŸ™‚ Good complaint to have hey?

  2. Nicole Laverdure

    I had to giggle when I read “Once the story started I just couldn’t stop writing it until it was done” well don’t ever stop writing those amazing Scottish stories! Like you mentioned, once I started to read your first book, I couldn’t stop reading it. Did you know, that you are a very talented writer!

  3. Debbie Lou McCreary

    We are glad that you did follow through on your writing, no matterr how long it took.

  4. danijace

    Thanks Kate, now I’m not feeling so bad about mine which is going on that many years with as many rewrites.

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