Q: Introduce yourself! What is your experience with writing?
London Michelle is a housewife and mother of four. She spends her days looking after her family. But after dark, with the curtains pulled and the lights down low, she writes stories that will ignite your fantasies and pull you into amazing new world.
She currently has six books out (Available through Amazon) and has several WIPs. She writes Romantica and several sub-genres in that category such as Contemporary, BDSM, Dystopians, and Supernatural/Paranormal.
Her experience with writing has been a wild journey. It began as strictly therapeutic, but soon, she wrote for the pleasure of it.
Q: If you didn’t write, what would you do instead?
If she didn’t write, she would probably be driven mad by all the characters in her mind. Seriously though, she would probably hold down a regular 9 to 5 like any other person.
Q: How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Currently she has about five unpublished/half-written books that she’s working very hard on.
Q: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
I discovered the power of words later than most. I hated reading books in school. I knew that I had so much more to do than sit back and read. I got stuck on a 9 hour car ride with my friends family when I was sixteen. Bored out of my mind, I asked my friend what she was reading. That’s when I discovered Tolkien! The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy completely opened my eyes to a world that I never knew existed. I had no idea that books could help me “see” all the things I encountered in those stories!
Q: What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
My writing program, it completely changed the way I do things.
Q: How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
I’ve learned so many things after publishing my first book, Sweet Summer Wine. In fact, I’ve learned so much, that I am now going back through the entire Wine Tasting Series. I’m adding deleted scenes and sometimes even entire chapters. It seems that when you accomplish your first published book, you’re so relieved from all of the pressure, you are just happy it’s over. I encourage every author to go back to their first works and do this!!! You’ll be happy you did!
Q: If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Brick and Mortar Publishing companies are a thing of the past. And…… Don’t get caught up in other peoples drama!
Q: Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
Feeling emotions strongly, in my opinion, is not what makes a good writer. If you are emotionally constipated and can still make your readers laugh, cry, or fall in love, you’ve done your job beautifully!
Q: Do you believe in writer’s block?
I absolutely do believe in writer’s block! There are times when I can’t hear the voices of my characters and I have to work on something different. If the voices in your head are speaking to you at the time… try listening for someone else.
Q: Where can readers learn more about you?
I am on just about every social media platform. Here’s a list of my links:
Youtube Channel : http://bit.ly/2qHpk4v
Pinterest : https://www.pinterest.com/londonmichelle01/
London’s Lip Service : (Reader/Fan Group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1961428957448282/
London’s Luscious Legion : (Street Team) https://www.facebook.com/groups/188360611795796/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/londonmichelle0
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/londonmichelle01/
Amazon Author Page : https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B071HP7FWP