I’m so impressed with the number of readers that posted comments about the books they read after FSOG (thank you for that) so here is the next one: (thank you Liz).
How does your FSOG (addiction 😉 ) influence your every day life?
For me it opened a new door. Writing was not something I ever aspired to, didn’t even know that I had it in me. Starting Meander was supposed to be a purging process, which has turned into something I spend more time on than my actual job! To put it in perspective for you, I posted Meander on FF on the 13 May 2012. That’s almost exactly 8 months ago. In that time, just counting the original Meander (not Christmas or Crossfire) I’ve written 173 568 words. If our industry standard for provocative romance is 200 pages per book with a 250 word count per page then I’ve written 3.4 books so far! That just blew me away last night when I did the maths! FSOG books were much longer with an average of roughly 500 pages per book which makes it 1.3 books for me so far.
The time and dedication this level of commitment requires has to come from somewhere, so suddenly I find myself in a very small world. I’ve completely stopped watching TV, I see friends a whole lot less and everything else I do has become a multi task. I eat breakfast reading and commenting on reviews, posting on the blog or answering e-mails. There’s no doubt that it has taken time away from a lot of things that I used to enjoy doing but the truth is I’m happiest with my family rattling around the house and me writing this story.
Strangely getting reviews and feedback has not gotten old, in fact I love chatting to the readers all around the world, about anything really, it never fails to amaze me that a book has brought us all together, not just on my blog but all the blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter, Fan Fiction and FSOG fan sites around.