Updated: Dec 28, 2021
Q & A with Carly Woakes
Can you tell me a bit about yourself and how became an author? My name is Carly, I am 32 and A mom of 3. I became an author after having to give up my job to look after my children following the ending of my relationship with their dad and it was just a way of being something other than a mom. I just found my passion in writing. What is your writing process like? Truthfully, I write what I feel. from things that may have occurred at some point but it is generally when my characters speak to me and also when I can fit it in with the kids. Generally, I get my best friend and also my PA Jade @thesensualpa to read it at points and she will help me if I am lost and need guidance but once complete she always gets the first read. What do you like to do when you are not writing? When not writing I am usually doing the normal Mom life things or tidying the house but if not I like to binge-watch Grey's Anatomy or Teen Mom OG. How do you celebrate when you are finished writing a book? I generally phone Jade and scream at her down the phone or dance to get it all out of my system. Seriously my kids think I am crazy at that point. How do you celebrate when one of your books is released? Well Trusting in You is my first book to release so ask me again on the 31st December. What is the most challenging part of writing? Writer's block and sometimes it's actually finding the right words for what it is I want to say. But Writer's block seriously drives me insane at times. What part of writing is the most fun for you? Actually developing the characters and seeing what journey that takes me on, because ultimately it is their story. What Authors or other books have inspired you to write? I Love Jodi Ellen Malpas, T.L.Swan, C.R Riley, Lj Findlay they are all inspirations to me. What is your favorite passage from one of your books? This is an Absolute exclusive as this is from my second book Always and Forever which I haven't even set a release date for yet but this book is like my golden child because it felt quite emotional and healing for me to write.
"I know you wanted to take me to the airport but the selfish part of me will not allow you to. It would break my heart in more pieces than it ever has been to say goodbye face to face, it would be like ending a story I am just ready to yet. You have been my heart, my soul my life for the last 8 years and I do not know how I am going to carry on without you. I know you are going to hate me, and it is probably for the best." If you could meet any of your characters, who would it be and what would you say to them? Lux, It would be Amie, he is a fun-loving character that I have come to get to know more about in writing her story and it's totally not the way I saw her story going, to be honest but I would probably say to her get the shots in.
Thank you so much Carly for joining in on my Blogmas! I really appreciate you!
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