Today we are part of the Battlescars Blog Tour. Check out this exclusive interview with Author Sophie Monroe below...
Today we are joined by Battlescars Author Sophie Monroe. Let's start off easy with some Author questions...
Goodnight Moon is my all time favorite because it’s what my mom used to read to me when I was little.
I don’t think I could pick just one. If I had to narrow it down it would be going to the shore every summer, but probably just being with my family in general. I’m extremely close to my parents and still talk to them several times a day.
I just read Beautiful Bastard, but my TBR list is so long because I’ve been trying to work on Afflicted.
2. Where did the idea for Battlescars come from?
I like this question. I love music, I pretty much live for it and have for as long as I can remember. I think a lot of rock stars get a bad rep so I wanted to make a character that was modeled after some of the ones that I know or know of that are the opposite. There are so many that do wonderfully amazing things by using their names and they don’t get any recognition for it because of the stigma attached to being a rocker.
I don’t know if it was really just one thing/person in particular. If it helps my muse was Sal Coz Costa, formally of My Darkest Days. He looks one way but he’s so kind and really does so much philanthropic work, it’s really inspiring. I guess using your talents for greater good was really what I wanted Jake to posses.
I don’t think I would really change anything. I know one of the things that people commented on the most was the fall fast/hard but if you look at what Aubrey’s been through and Jake’s balls to the wall personality it’s fitting. Even though they jumped fast they took things slow too. So I wouldn’t change that either J
I think I learn something each time. I think with Battlescars my writing was stronger, but I think I learned how to develop better in Afflicted so I guess only time will tell.
I love and appreciate each and every one of you, seriously I do. Every email, wall post, everything is amazing. I read and respond to each and every one of them because without your readers and fans you’re nothing. I love to interact with them and find out what they liked and didn’t like so I can improve future stories and I take it seriously.
Surprisingly it came together rather easily. Once I had the characters and their personalities down the rest kind of just flowed and developed. Not that there wasn’t the occasional writers block or re-write, but overall it just came out without a hitch.
Just keep writing. I got really discouraged after Second Chance Romance came out because there was a lot of issues with formatting and editing and I almost gave up because I thought I sucked, but I love to write so I’ll just keep doing it and even if I only sell one copy to my mom I’m fine with that too.
Thanks so much Sophie for your time!! Looking forward to more from the Battlescars World..
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