Monday, 24 November 2014

Meet A Writer Monday Presents...

...Victoria Bright

1. Tell me about your book The Daring Assignment and where you got your inspiration for it?

In all honesty, I wasn’t really inspired to write it. I was annoyed by a friend until I caved in and decided to try my hand at it.

2. What is the most demeaning thing said about you as a writer and how did you bounce back from it?

Someone once told me in high school that I was wasting time writing unrealistic fiction and I’d never get published. I now have three published books, so I guess I got the last laugh!

3. While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?

I always have to connect with my characters somehow. All of them are different faucets of my personality and if I can’t bring that out, it’s hard for me to create a character that a reader can relate to.

4. Have you ever hated something you wrote?

I think hate is too strong of a word. I’ve disliked some things, but then again, I’m very critical of myself. I can really dislike something and a beta reader will quickly contradict any negative thoughts that I have.

5. What was your last dream about?

Strangely, I dreamed that I was a backup dancer for Beyonce. How bizarre is that?

6. Sunrises or Sunsets?

Definitely sunsets. It’s a nice, soothing way to end the day.

7. Do you prefer blue or black inked pens?

I actually prefer bright colored ink, like red and pink.

8. Who is your favourite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I think Ellen Hopkins. She’s always been my favorite YA author because her stories are based off of her experiences, which makes them so relatable. I’m also really fond of Steven King. I find his writing style to be pretty intriguing.

9. Would you rather be the good guy or the bad guy in a movie?

It would depend on the movie. Sometimes bad guys are super cool!

10. What was your favourite subject at school?

English, of course!

11. If you could try out any job for a day (real or fictional) what would you like to try?

A sniper!

12. What eye colour do you find sexiest?

Anything light.

13. What was your favourite cartoon growing up?

Oh man, this is hard. I actually still watch cartoons! Growing up, I’d say it’s a tie between Hey Arnold and Kablam

14. Do you watch horror movies on or from behind the couch?

Horror movies are my life. I watch them all times of the day!

15. What advice would you give to someone just starting out?

Never give up. It may sound cliché, but it’s really true. Publishing can be very intimidating, but you will reap many rewards and will feel very proud to see your hard work in print. Just always look at the bigger picture, not the journey to completing it!

16. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or is it all imagination?

My romance novels are based on experiences, but my erotica is ALL imagination. Had to make sure I put that disclaimer there.

17. How do you handle working with an editor without letting pride get in the way?

Well, because I’m an editor, I know there is no such thing as pride when it comes to receiving criticism and suggestions. It’s all a part of the process.

18. What alcoholic beverages do you favour when you hit a wall?

I don’t drink alcohol, but I definitely reach for a Cool Blue Gatorade or Vanilla Frappuccino.

I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, especially him…

I was living the dream. I had a great career as a romance author, a successful boyfriend, and am the daughter to a New York power couple. With my standing, my family groomed me to be perfect. Despite having it all, something was missing in my life.

In an attempt to break away from my privileged, suffocating life, I was in pursuit of finding my own path to happiness. After my literary agent gave me a risky writing assignment, I set out to write a best-seller that took me completely out of my comfort zone and into the arms of another man. He was only supposed to be a research toy, falling in love wasn’t a part of the plan.

As I become tangled into a huge web of lies, I quickly find out that I have a life changing decision to make. Do I choose to continue living a life of comfort, stability, and misery or do I take a chance on the unknown to preserve my happiness?

About Victoria

Victoria Bright is from a small town in North Carolina and currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina. You can usually find her hoarding bottles of Cool Blue Gatorade, playing The Sims when not writing, or obsessing over Camaros.