Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome Mag7 Author Lora Bailey

This week my Critique Partners and I begin our group blog over at Wordpress (oops, can I say that here?) We launch appropriately on Valentine's Day so be sure to check us out.

Q. What do you like best about the Mag7 group?

A. The best part of Mag7 is the flexibility. I don’t feel as though I have to participate in every conversation. I have the freedom to be quite chatty when the mood strikes, or not. When life intervenes I can be away from the group for days/weeks at a time, and return as if I had just posted the day before. This, of course is in addition to the fundamentals of motivation, discussion, networking, craft, etc. However, I’ve never felt the freedom to be myself in any other writers’ group I’ve encountered before. That, to me, is priceless.

Q. How long have you been writing?

A. I’ve been writing all my life, before I could read, actually. Ha! Seriously this current burst of honest and serious effort is in its 8th month. Yep. I’m a newbie!

Q. Why romance? Or why not?

A. Romance – because it is the only genre I read. I know I should broaden my horizons and read other genres. I try. My “go-to” genre to read is romance.

Q. What are you working on right now?

A. I am working on a category-length romantic comedy. It features two burned out executives who meet when one’s dog destroys the other’s garden.

Q. I am helping you with research, right? Just kidding. Got any bragging rights lately?

A. Yep. I lost 5 pounds. I’m shooting for 30.

Q. Way to go! What are your writing goals for the next six months?

A. My first goal is to finish the category-length romantic comedy, then see if the concept has strong enough legs to be a series.

Q. What’s your favorite quote on writing?

A. Each day we begin again. What we do today is what matters most.

Q. What inspires you?

A. The promise of chocolate.

Q. Where can we find you on the web?

A. Twitter - @LorWrite Facebook – Lora Bailey Wordpress - http://lorwrite.wordpress.com/

Thanks for visiting here, Lora!