Interview – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Boy do I have a guest on this site for you today!!!! One of my favorite people ever, Jennifer L. Armentrout. She’s a # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia and when she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. (And who wouldn’t hang out with a little Jack Russell named Loki?)
Jennifer writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. If you’d like to connect with her, send her an email or check out her Facebook or Twitter. She loves hearing from readers! And now on to the interview. It’s a short one, but it’s sweet. 🙂
How do you stay so productive?
I try to write every day, even on holidays. I may not get in a lot of word count, but I think that having the goal of writing each day keeps me on schedule and more productive.
You write in several genres and markets, from romance to paranormal to adult to new adult to young adult. One thing that remains constant throughout all your stories is how alive your voice sounds and how immersive your worlds are. What are some tips you can give to authors who want to write across genre?
The best advice I can give is to try not to write the same genre back to back if your writing schedule will allow for it. I try to mix it up by writing a contemporary, then a paranormal, etc.
You’ve also written several series! Fun to revisit old characters, but also challenging, I imagine! What have you learned most from writing connected books? Anything that surprised you? Anything that really frustrated you?
Since I don’t typically outline my books in advance, I’ve learned that I have to try to keep up with all of the details from the prior books and make sure everything stays connected and all of the loose ends are tied up.
I think my favorite book is probably Wait for You, but it’s a tough choice. I really enjoyed writing that book, and I connected with the characters.
Well, we’re officially into springtime of the new year. Did you make any resolutions?
It’s a simple resolution—I’m going to get new glasses!