I. Loved. This. Book.
Victoria Lynn created a book that although was in a earlier time period, was really easy for readers to have second-hand emotions and really feel connected with the story. If Marjorie felt happy, sad, or even embarrassed, I as well felt those emotions.
It definitely exceeded all my expectations because some books I’ve attempted at reading are just words on a paper, and I can barely get past the first page. Books like that can’t make you experience happiness or anything, so I loved that Victoria Lynn was able to get this reaction out of readers.
But reading Victoria’s book wasn’t enough for me. Getting to know the writer behind When Beauty Blooms would also be another experience in itself. So I took the liberty of asking her a few questions, and I feel absolutely HONORED that she was able to answer them, so you’ll read those!
But before I move on, don’t forget to check the other posts on the blog tour:
August 8th | Liv K. Fisher: https://the-book-sprite.blogspot.com/
August 8th | Medomfo: www.writingsfromagodgirl.wordpress.com
August 11th|Gracelyn Buckner: gracelynbuckner.wordpress.com
And lastly, there is a.. GIVEAWAY! Anyone is available to enter, and if you win you’ll receive a signed copy of her book, a 10$ Amazon gift card, and a 5$ Starbucks gift card. Which definitely all sound amazing to me, so I’d encourage you to enter that if you want!
What gave you the idea to write the book; how did the idea come to you?
I started off the story with a picture prompt for my blog, but I had so much fun with the characters that I decided to keep going.
Why did you start writing and what have you learned from all this?
I’ve always been a writer, it wasn’t really until recently that I started putting my work out there. I am a creator at heart and there was just something about creating a story that makes my heart sing.
What is your favorite part of this book, without spoiling anything for the excited readers?
Ooh, tough question. Probably the epilogue, or the first party scene. 😉
What was your favorite part of the writing process of this book?
The writing process last summer was fun. I don’t usually write short fiction, so this was something new for me and I found that I really loved the challenge of writing a cohesive story in short form.
Has writing ever gotten you discouraged as some points and times, and what did you do to come back from that rut?
Oh, for certain. And to be completely honest, I kind of feel like I am in a rut right now. I am at a point in my life where I am very busy and I am working a lot, so it feels like I can never unbury myself long enough to feel the drive to write more than a prompt here or a blog post there. The best thing I have ever done before when I was in a rut, was to let it run its course. The worst thing that I can do for myself is to force something that isn’t there. If I feel drained, I can’t just wring a few drops out of my dry creative brain. I think there is a time for both steaming ahead and making yourself do something, I have certainly been in that position as well. I guess it comes down to, if you know you are just being lazy, pushing through is the best, but if you are drained, giving yourself a break can be incredibly important.
What would you sayn to upcoming readers like you, trying to write and publish a book?
I am assuming you meant writers? Two things. Work really hard. Make your book the best it can be, even if it takes longer than you would hope. Taking the time to perfect it with good editing, copyediting, proofreading and presentation is the best thing you can do for yourself as you go into the process of publishing. Put the most professional face on your book that you can. It will help you go far.
Thank you so much for having me Gianna!
Your welcome, Victoria! It was definitely so much fun having you here on my blog!
Now everyone, DO NOT forget to follow along in the blog tour and check out everyone’s reviews of her book!
Until next time..