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What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that.
A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1.
I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns.
I write 2,000 words a day when I write. It sometimes takes three hours, it sometimes takes five hours.
I suppose I'm most influenced by any good, commercial writer. I learn from everyone.
Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it's harder to break out than ever.
I have a great wife and it's very easy to be romantic because it makes her happy and then my life is so much better when she's happy.
If you look for me, I'm in the fiction section. Romance has its own section.
None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone.
There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful.
To be quite honest, I've been very blessed when I've worked with Hollywood. The studios that have purchased my work to be adapted to film have really liked the work and wanted to stay as close as they could to what the book was.
I would be rejected if I submitted any of my novels as romance novels.
I very seldom, very seldom, even know what my characters look like.
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