My Writing Life: Melody Anne
Melody Anne is also the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She’s been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelor’s degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen.
When Melody isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.
We asked Melody Anne a few questions about reading, writing, and publishing.
When did you first discover a love of writing? Is there a particular book that made you want to become a writer?
When I was in 6th grade. We did a poetry book and one of my poems was published. I was hooked! Sneaking my mother’s romance books from her shelf and hiding beneath my covers while I read them is what led me to want to write my own book someday.
What’s your favourite book? What was your favourite book as a child?
Too many now to pick a favorite. I love Romance, YA, Fantasy, Horror. “I’ll love you forever” is my absolute favorite children’s book.
Where do you get your story ideas?
Everywhere! That’s why I love romance. For example, I was at a friend’s house the other night and when I left I told her “thanks for the story ideas.” Seriously, romance is everywhere you look. Whether it’s just listening to people talk, or watching the way they act around each other. It’s great!!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received as a writer?
Don’t give up!! There are so many times that I’d love to crawl under the covers and hide from the world. But, as much as we are in a fishbowl and everything we do is analyzed, the best advice has been not to give up. When I feel overwhelmed, I just have to remember that I’ve finished 21 books so far. I never thought I’d finish the first one, let alone 21. 🙂
Do you believe in Writer’s Block?
Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! I have times where I can’t write at all. I don’t push myself when that happens. I take a break. I love puzzles, so I will get out my iPad, watch a fun show on it and do a puzzle. It usually clears up within a day or two, but sometimes will last for a week. That’s my brain telling me I need a break.
What’s your favourite literary genre? Any guilty pleasures?
Romance! Of course. I don’t have guilty pleasures cause I think it’s our right to read what we want when we want to. That’s the great thing with bookstores, libraries, and now ereaders!!
What made you decide to self-publish?
I am an impatient person. To publish with a traditional company, it takes about 2 years from start to your book being in the store. With self-published, I can write it, edit it, and then load it immediately.
What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?
I see the world in my fingertips. 🙂 I have a beautiful family, a career that I love, and live in the most perfect town. I hope and pray to still be writing, and to still be successful. I plan to have been to a lot more places around the world in the next 5 years.
Thanks so much for having me for this interview. I love to answer these questions because it always takes me a minute to really think about what I’m doing.
Melody Anne looks forward to hearing from you and hopes you enjoy her stories.
Visit Melody’s Website at: www.melodyanne.com She makes it a point to respond to all her fans.
You can also join her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne or at twitter: @authmelodyanne.