Please welcome the brilliant Juliette Jaye
Hi Juliette,Tell us a little about yourself?
Traditional romance, with an erotic twist.
I do romance, and only romance. Honestly, I’ve kind of thought about writing a fantasy series, but that’s going to be quite a ways down the road if it ever happens.
“Is it bad that my dress is probably going to be the least expensive thing at this wedding?” – By Marissa from my Never Stop series. I just love how strong she is, and how down to earth as well.
I do them all myself.
What are you currently reading?
Lord of the Rings… for the tenth time!
I’ve been writing since I was maybe five, six years old? I’ve always loved it, I don’t think anything in particular inspired me, it’s just a thing I’ve done.
Marissa was the easiest character to write. I love her so much, she’s definitely my favorite. I think the hardest to write would have to be one of the characters from my few historical romances. I find them really hard to do.
I’m afraid I’d have to give a lot away to answer this one!
None of my books have anything realistic in them at all. I can honestly say they aren’t based on anything in my life or anyone I know.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing your lead characters from any off your books in a movie?
Ooooh! I think I would love Emma Stone as Marissa, with Robert Downey Jr. as Nick.
My first year of University, after my first creative writing course. I knew that’s what I was meant to do. I’d always scribbled things down, but that was when I knew I wanted to write as my job.
With a glass of wine and repeat episodes of any reality show.
The Notebook, easily.
I don’t think there is. I’ve never really had to think about it, but I like to think that part of being an author involves tackling difficult topics at times.
I work out a basic plot (three sentences or so) and then let my imagination take it from there.
Don’t write in second person! That drives me insane, luckily it’s rare. But if you prefer writing in first or third, past or present, write in that. It’s way easier to write the way your mind wants to than to force yourself to do it a different way. As for aspiring authors, I would definitely recommend reading as much about self publishing as possible, it has made the entire industry so much more open for everyone.
read and write??
I love reading fantasy novels, but romance is definitely my darling when it comes to writing. I just love it every day.
My first ever book was Seducing Sophie, which I self published. It took me around two weeks to write, then another four or five days to edit, I can’t really remember right now. It’s not the longest book, but I’m quite proud of where I took that story.
Have you ever trashed a novel or story before finishing it feeling it wasn't going how you planned out?
Absolutely! Sometimes I’ve gotten to the end and just gone “nope!”If I don’t think it’s worth reading, I’m not going to let people pay for it. No way!
I’m a real morning person, I do such good work from 5-9am, then when I’m done I think about how most people are just getting started on their day and I feel better. I don’t really have a special place to write, usually my desk is fine.
Do you ever get ideas at random moments and how do you
hang on to them?
I do, and I always carry a notebook around for that reason!
I’m definitely a time and space person.
Anything in retail! I found it was so much worse than waitressing, people were always so rude. Not that they aren’t in the restaurant, but I found retail was worse somehow.
What is next for you and can you share
a little of it?
I’m starting a new series, it’s going to be a beach love story, I can tell you that much!
I’m a big fan of Lorde. She’s so talented, and to only be seventeen years old, it’s incredible.
I’d love to see my Never Stop series up in lights. I really like how that story ended. But honestly, I think I’d just die of happiness if any of them were made into a movie poster!!