It is always great when you can interact with your favorite authors and asked them direct questions!!! Juli Page Morgan is an awesome author and loves her fans and reviews ! Thanks again for the interview and writing such heart moving stories! If you have not grabbed Song Without Words Do! Here is the Link Amazon .. I will be doing a book reveal for her next week on her upcoming release! So stay tuned and add to your goodreads TBR list now!! Next book is Sister Golden Hair (ILLICIT ROCKERS Book 1)
What are some of your greatest fears when writing a book?
That it's going to suck like an Electrolux! LOL! This usually hits me when I'm close to finishing a book. At that point I've read the thing probably a thousand times and have lost all perspective. I've discovered that most writers feel that way, though, so I try hard not to let it get to me too much. That's when I know I need to just put it away for a while and let all those This is the worst piece of crap ever written and no one's going to read it much less like it feelings dissipate. After a few days I'm ready to jump in again with a positive outlook.
What do you want readers to come away feeling after reading your books?
The feeling of having been able to escape into the characters and their world for a while. I never try to put a message or anything in my books, except for maybe the one that love will triumph. But if a reader can forget their troubles for a while by escaping into one of my books then I've done my job.
Who is your muse?
There's no one person, but rather the rockstars I knew when I worked in the music industry. Each one of my book heroes is kind of a conglomeration of all the guys I met and knew back then. My memories of them and the things we did fuel my writing.
If you could make one of your books a movie which one would you choose and why?
Ooh! That's a good question! All of them? LOL! If I had to pick one it would probably be Crimson and Clover. It was my first book, and I carried that story in my head for twenty years before I started writing it down. It's the book of my heart, and the characters are so clear to me. I can't wait to re-publish it next year and get it back out in the world again!
What is the hardest thing about being a writer?
For me it's self-discipline. There's no boss or immediate superior to keep you on your toes, so you have to make yourself work without getting distracted. And, oh, there are so many pretty, shiny things to distract me! That's why I love my home office. When I'm in there, my mind knows I'm there to write, and it helps keep me focused.
Is writing a hobby or a career for you?
It's my career now, and I feel so lucky to be able to do something I love so much for a living.
What is the ultimate prize for you to get for your writing?
When someone likes my books. That is the most humbling, thrilling, wonderful thing about writing. When Song Without Words hit the All Romance Top Ten Bestseller list, I was stunned and grateful, but even that can't compare to someone telling me they laughed, cried, and fell in love with my books. Awards are nice, and I'm always grateful when I receive one, but the reader's reactions are the best.
What do you dislike about writing?
Honestly, I can't think of much I dislike. Editing is no picnic, but most of the time I even enjoy that!
When writing a sexy scene how do you picture the characters?
Nekkid. LOL! Actually, it takes quite a bit of voyeurism to write those, because not only do I have to picture the characters, I have to be there in their heads, too, so I can accurately show what they're feeling. Sexy scenes get written whenever they want to, because you have to be in the right frame of mind to do it, and when that frame of mind is present then it's time to sit down and write, even if that's not what you planned to write that day.
Could you ever see yourself doing something else?
Not anymore. I love writing, and I'll keep doing it as long as I'm able.