About the Author
Eda J. Vor is work-from-home novelist, blogger, and toddler wrangler who likes a little feminism in her fiction if only to make women seem a little more like people.
What inspires you to write romance books?
It's just so much fun! While writing my first novel, The Homecoming Effect, I couldn't wait to get to the naughty scenes, to think about what my characters would do and where they would put their hands, and to picture what they'd look like in the act. I also desperately wanted them to get together but kept throwing major obstacles in the way to heighten the anticipation. My book isn't solely about sex and romantic love, because the love of a found family can be so much more rewarding, but the romance, the sex scenes, the angst and waiting and redemption were the most fun to write.
Tell us about how you write:
I am a pantser with notes. When I start writing, I do so with a general idea of who my main character is and what her situation is. In the process of writing, I discover her motivations, her conflicts, her personality as she responds to the obstacles I give her. The secondary and background characters appear first as plot devices and I flesh them out later. Somewhere toward the beginning of the climax, I start taking notes on what's happened and what should probably happen soon to make the story make sense, to make the main character's arc satisfying, and to fix any holes in the plot.
All the real work happens in editing.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I absolutely listen. Once I get a sense of who they are, I do my best to figure out what their natural response is. Most of the time, I justify that response with background information later, either within the story or in a late-stage character sketch I usually do before editing.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what makes you feel something. Get attached to your story and ride along with it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am a hobby novelist so I am only interested in self-publishing. I believe that if the effort you put in determines your results so if you want to sell a lot of books, you have to put 100% effort into getting that done. If you only want to put in 30% effort (or that's all you have to give to the process), you have to expect that the results won't be dramatic sales. I like writing. I think it's cool that people read my books in exchange for money. I think that's a fair result for my 30% effort.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self-publishing can lead to both market saturation and diminished quality as well as easier-to-find niche books and the spread of new ideas.
What genres do you write:: Women's Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print