Updated: Dec 28, 2021
Q & A with Brooklyn Sorenson
Can you tell me a bit about yourself and how became an author?
I live in Eastern Nebraska with my five-year-old cat, who I love endlessly. We watch a lot of hockey games together and enjoy a good cuddle session while I catch up on my favorite reads. I've always been the creative type, and for as long as I can remember, I had a strong urge to write a book. I went to college for graphic design, but I had serious thoughts about changing my major to creative writing and journalism. Unfortunately, I was a junior by the time I looked into that, so I didn't have the courage to take that leap. Five years after graduating with my degree in graphic design, I took a blind leap of faith, wrote the words, and ended up publishing my first romance. What is your writing process like?
Chaotic with a capital C. My ideas tend to hit me at the most inconvenient times, so half of my book is written in the notes app of my phone, the other half start as voice memos, and then both are transferred over to my writing program. Some chapters are fully written when they're pulled in, and some are merely bullet points of what I want to happen. I'm also not a linear writer. I write the scenes as they come to me, then spend more time than I care to admit pulling all the scenes together with a pretty bow. What do you like to do when you are not writing? First and foremost, I love to read (shocker, I know). But when I'm not reading, writing, or working, I'm usually watching hockey games or spending time with my family and friends. How do you celebrate when you are finished writing a book?
Once the book is written, I cry happy tears (no, really. There are real tears involved), then I take a week or two off to read and relax and catch up on sleep. Then I dive into the world of self-edits, where I basically end up rewriting the book. 😅 How do you celebrate when one of your books is released?
On the day The Perfect Match released, I ordered a margarita the size of my face, ate my weight in Mexican food, then passed out in a blissful food coma for a few hours. Odds are, that will become a tradition I keep. What is the most challenging part of writing?
Most days, it's finding the motivation to sit down and write. After staring at a computer screen all day for work, there are many nights that the last thing I want to do is sit my butt down in the chair to write. What part of writing is the most fun for you?
Finding out that my characters are not at all who I had envisioned. I like to think I know them when I start writing their story, but they always prove me wrong. What Authors or other books have inspired you to write?
Oh, gosh. I could write a book just off the authors who have inspired me. Claire Kingsley, Lucy Score, Pippa Grant, Samantha Christy, Stella Rhys...the list could go on forever. But also, as a brand-new author, every single author friend I've made along the way has inspired me to push through the tough days and keep writing, even when Imposter Syndrome kicks in. I'd be nowhere without my RWR babes. What is your favorite passage from one of your books? "You can’t keep chasing after the safe options because you’re scared of getting your heart broken. You have to unlock the cage you’ve shoved your heart into and set it free. Give it the power to love, and love fiercely, despite the what ifs and possible consequences. Because I hate to break it to you, but even the safest option can destroy you. They, too, have the choice to leave you for the person that sets their heart on fire. So set yourself free, Riley, and know that all-consuming love is worth any pain and suffering you might feel in the end. Whether we like it or not, everything ends-either by choice or in death. But only you can choose to let it begin.” If you could meet any of your characters, who would it be and what would you say to them? This might come as a shock to those who have read my book because I'm sure they'd guess Maddie. However, it's been brought to my attention that apparently, I AM Maddie, and I already know myself. 😉 So, I think it would have to be Rory. And I would tell him that I see him, and I understand, but it won't always be like this.
Thank you so much, Brooklyn for joining in on my Blogmas! I really appreciate you!
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