It is a pleasure to welcome author AR DeClerck to talk about the story Bound To You.
Welcome AR to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know you and your story better!
What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?
Bound to You is the basic premise of the story, to be honest. The characters experience a bond that syncs them physically and psychically and makes it difficult to deny their attraction.
Do the names of the characters in your novel have some sort of significance or importance to you? If so, give a few examples…
What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to? I have always adored SFR and I love reading it. I knew I wanted to write about characters who find love through adventure, and what better backdrop than space?
What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and do your characters reflect some of these attributes?
What kind of research did you have to do for the novel, series or set of stories that was different from others? This novel required some research into energy, wormholes, travel in space, giant bugs that look like crickets, and biochemical syncing of two bodies. It was loads of fun!
What makes you laugh?
Irony makes me laugh. When someone gets what’s coming to them, but doesn’t realize it til the end (good or bad) I chuckle a little. Animal videos, too, of course!
What makes you cry?
Those sappy sad declarations of love, especially at the moment when it seems all is lost and the person has to break down and say what they really feel before it’s too late. Those always get me.
What are you a fan of and is this reflected in your writing?
I love Firefly, Sherlock, Killjoys and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. I think you’ll see a little of everything in my stories, especially the idea of those close connections to the people around you and how they shape your decisions and your life.
What is the best way for readers to interact with you?
AR DeClerck is a wife, mother, and writer who lives in the Upper Midwest with her family, two spoiled dogs and a wily cat. She spends her nights on the couch writing romances filled with adventure, sadness, joy and love. She’s always looking for the next great romance.
Find AR at www.ardeclerck.com
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The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl welcomes author AR DeClerck as a guest blogger today talking about support she received when the going gets tough!
Recently I started going through a writing funk. I had the stories in my head, but no inclination to do the actual act of writing down the words. A slump like this had never happened to me before and I found myself seeking the help of my writer friends to find a cure. I want to chat briefly about all the wonderful advice and support I received.
I posted about my dilemma on social media, expecting the normal outpouring of shoulder pats and random platitudes. What I received, however, was uplifting and genuine concern coupled with good advice.
I was not, it seemed, the only one going through the writing doldrums. Other authors were experiencing, or had experienced, the same thing. This by itself was comforting. I like knowing that I am not the odd duck from time to time. I was flooded with stories of similar experiences. It was heart warming to hear others express the same struggle.
The advice I received was strong, encouraging and tough. Get back on the horse even when you’ve lost your saddle. Force yourself to write; it will come naturally again soon enough. Use a pen and paper to regain your connection to the act of writing. Listen to music. Watch movies. Read your old favorites. Feed your imagination. I was humbled that fellow authors would encourage and support me when I was down.
I followed the advice from above and wrote three thousand words. It felt great. I felt whole again. Ready to get back to the business of,storytelling. And the next time I feel down, or worried about needing a break? I hope all my wonderful friends are there to pick me up again! I will definitely pay the favor forward!
Thanks again AR DeClerck!
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