Friday, April 18, 2014

For M.J. Kane Success is Seeing a Project from Inception to Completion #Romance #Contemporary #Fiction

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What other jobs have you had in your life?
I’ve worked in banking operations as a mini-key operator, done dispatch for UPS, and Dispatch and Customer Service for Safelite Auto Glass. I also do floral design and worked for myself, as well as in the floral department of Hobby Lobby. I loved that job! I also work behind the scenes for my husband’s businesses as well. We’re a household full of entrepreneurs!

How do you write- lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
It starts with pen and paper and ends on my laptop. I mostly work at my desk which is located in my bedroom.

Where do you get support from? Do you have friends in the industry?
I have a very close nit group of a few authors who I had the privilege to meet at the beginning of my writing journey. They are my mentors. I go to them with any questions I have and get wonderful feedback. 

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
Success to me is seeing a project from inception to completion. Whether or not it’s self-published, small press published, or traditionally published, learning the art of storytelling, the technical side of writing, and the tricks to marketing can make or break you. But if you can come up with a story and get it down on paper from page one to The End…you’ve done something many people dream about. To me, that is the beginning of working towards having a successful career.

It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign?
Book clubs and social networking are key. Becoming a member of a group of people who love reading allows you to tune in to what readers want. Taking their desires to heart and finding a way to work them into your writing builds a fan base that can last a life time. I have the most fun in my groups!

Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it?
My latest release is, Lonely Heart (Book 3 of The Butterfly Memoirs). The story follows Kaitlyn Rodgers as she comes to term with the reality of her life. The ‘perfect life’ she thought she’d found changed the moment she found out she’s pregnant. Hard decisions have to be made, and the consequences of past decisions now dictate her future. But through it all, there’s a ray of hope…if she accepts it. In this story, Kaitlyn faces the reality of becoming a single parent. Like many women, it wasn’t what she expected to happen. My goal is to help women who can connect with her remember that though the relationship with their child’s father may have come to an end, love can still be found. 

When you are not writing? How do you like to relax?
There’s time for that???? LOL, I catch up on my favorite TV shows…Scandle, Revolution, Almost Human, S.H.I.E.L.D, Arrow, and Sleepy Hollow. Sunday’s are family night, which means cards, conversation, and movies. I’m really starting to love those nights! 

How often do you write? And when do you write?
It depends. My mind is always flushing out story lines, playing with dialogue and ‘what if’ scenarios whether I’m in the shower, driving, or cooking dinner. It also depends on what I’m working on. I’m blogging at least once a week. But when I’m working a deadline, I’m on it every day for as many hours as I can put in. 

Sometimes it’s so hard to keep at it- What keeps you going?
My family, for starters. They have faith in me and support me, so suddenly deciding to give it all up would affect them as much as me. Then there are my readers who have invested their money and time into supporting me. I’ve worked so hard to gain that support that every time I feel like putting down my pen, I think of the wonderful feedback I’ve received, and know I have to keep going. But most of all, my Muse won’t allow me to stop imagining stories and characters. So, I guess I’ll keep writing! 

How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing?
YES! Nobody would know who I was if it weren’t for the ability to get online and shout it out. For three years, I was on Facebook, Twitter, and blogging about my desire to write and what my story was about. I gained followers and possible readers before I knew it. My new found friends were just as excited as me to learn I’d been accepted by a publisher and the story I talked about was about to be published. They are still with me now. I don’t know what I’d do without them!

LonelyHeart

The consequences of past decisions can ruin your future.

Instead of planning her wedding, Kaitlyn Rodgers is facing motherhood alone, the pressures of a new job, and caring for her rebellious younger sister. What should have been the happiest time of her life turns into one stressful event after another.

After watching his father struggle to raise a family by himself, auto mechanic Antonio Rodriguez refuses to follow his father’s footsteps…even if it means a lifetime of loneliness.

When Kaitlyn’s car breaks down, though, Antonio goes beyond auto repairs to take care of her needs. An unexpected friendship begins, allowing them a glimpse of happiness…until the father of Kaitlyn’s child returns, ready to offer her marriage and a future. But at what cost?

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Genre - Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction, Interracial Romance
Rating – R
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