Written In The Stars Author: Sheri Lynn
Interview With Sheri Lynn:
Tell us what prompted you to start the series? Be as detailed as you want.
I wrote The Protected Prophecy years ago. I love good versus evil stories. I enjoy immersing myself in the development of characters, especially the redemption of one we aren’t a fan of, or we believe is wicked. Add in an ancient prophecy and recognizing its correlation to the present and exposing the fears and the strengths of my heroine as she accepts her role in it—was a story I not only loved writing but is something I would want to read.
How did you feel as you were writing the first book? Has that feeling changed between then and now? If so, how?
Excited. I hated for it to end. I felt I had more to tell. I had a few readers ask for a second book, but I kept putting it off and taking on other projects. This story kept calling to me though, and I’m writing book 2 now. The Secrets in the Sacred Scrolls will release this spring 2022
How many times have you had a specific idea for the story but it has been derailed because the characters decide to go a different way?
Too many times to count. It happens more often than not. Probably because I am not a plotter. I begin and write, and the story goes. Then I step back from it and play around with various paths I could take. And I may continue to write with one of those, but I will think about it for days and sometimes weeks. I’ve been known to delete thousands of words and rewrite them in a different direction.
What was the most difficult part in writing the series?
Don’t get bogged down in backstory is one. I know not everyone starts with book 1 and I try to write all my books as a standalone because of this. But I don’t want to rehash so much it stalls the new book.
Cohesion is another. I always reread the previous book or books and list key points. Ages. Timelines and time frames. Names. I don’t want to reference something incorrectly. If in book 1 a major incident occurred when the character was fifteen, I don’t want to come back in book 2 and state it happened at age seventeen.
There is a reader that will call you out on it.
If you could give advice to anybody else considering writing a series, what advice would you give?
Readers love series! Believe me, if you finished book 1… book 2 is in you.
I grew up an Army brat, so my childhood involved moving every three years. However, truly a southern gal, I currently split my time in Alabama and Florida with my husband, one Chihuahua, two Golden Retrievers, a mean cat, and a turtle. I have two sons, who live on their own, a daughter in college, and a stepson and stepdaughter.
Romance novels have always been my first reading choice. I’m a hopeless romantic, and that trait materializes in every aspect of my life. “Wearing your heart on your sleeve” has been a common phrase repeatedly heard throughout my life. Writing romance and happily ever-afters come naturally.
Whether a result of my childhood, or not, I love to travel. Warm weather and beautiful beaches are always my choice destination.
You can reach Sheri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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