LUCY SCORE: I WROTE PRETEND YOU’RE MAIN AS TWO SEPARATE BOOKS
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Lucy Score debuted in 2015. Her second novel Pretend You’re Mine was published on October 22. For a fresh author our next guest showed great talent and received well deserved positive critics. The Amazon feedback is more than perfect averaging 4,8 stars from 160 plus reviews. The book is stranding solidly in Kindle Top 10 bestselling list. Let’s see who is hiding behind the lovely writer from Pennsylvania.
– Lucy, what is your book Pretend You’re Mine about?
– Pretend You’re Mine is about a mismatched couple in a small town. They’re both running from something and that brings them together and also tears them apart. It’s a sweet story with a whole cast of hilarious secondary characters.
– How did you decide to write the story?
– I had the opening scene — the parking lot — running through my mind for a few months. And when I finally sat down to write it, the rest of the book came pouring out.
– What was the biggest challenge during the write up process?
– One of the biggest challenges during the writing process was I actually wrote it as two separate books, but we ended up releasing it as one. So that took a bit of reconfiguring. Plus, I had no working outline for the story and that was a terrible way to write a book.
– Tell us something more about your main character Luke and Harper? Are they close to someone from your real life?
– Harper and Luke aren’t based off of anyone in real life. They were two characters I had in my mind for quite a while. I like really lovable female leads who are strong despite their flaws. And who doesn’t love a deeply wounded man with a heart of gold?
– How much time did you need to finish the story and to publish it?
– I wrote Pretend You’re Mine over the course of four and half months. It took a few more weeks after that for editing and formatting. With a detailed outline I could probably cut that time in half! Next time.
– What the readers will find in your other novel Undercover Love?
– My first novel was a fun story of revenge that quickly escalates into a hot and heavy romance. Ashley discovers that her fiancé has traveled into deal-breaker territory to the point where he and his new girlfriend deserve some serious revenge. She’s pulled into a plot by a devastatingly handsome security firm owner Jason. Of course, there are a few more secrets revealed along the way as well as some steamy love scenes.
– Who are you?
– I’m a reader first and a writer second. Put a good book in front of me and I won’t hear anything you say to me unless you hit me in the face with a pillow. I love kids and dogs, but don’t have either. My boyfriend and I are convinced we’re going to live on a sailboat in the Caribbean. We just have to learn to sail … and buy a boat. I’m a vegetarian. We live with a cat who is adorable, but a jerk.
– What are your writing habits?
– With my first two books I was pathetically disorganized. I binge wrote when I felt like it and didn’t bother with organizational tools like outlines. I’ve learned a lot and with some discipline — if I can find some — I think I’ll be a lot more efficient with my writing process.
– Are you satisfied by the sales of your books?
– Thrilled! I wasn’t expecting so many people to love these characters as much as I did.
– What are you doing to promote your book by the best possible way?
– We’re relying heavily on romance newsletter and Facebook ads. Word of mouth, as always, is solid gold. So thank you to everyone who has left a review and told their friends about the book!
– When we will see your next novel and would you unveil something more about it?
– I’m working on a novel now for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and I’m planning out a series. So look for a new story early in 2016.
– Why did you select the contemporary romance genre for your field of expression?
– I love the feeling you get when you finish a feel-good book. That satisfied sigh when you close the cover one last time? Love it! I get that from reading — and now writing — romance. Nothing beats HEA.
– You are practicing yoga. Did you receive some special inspiration during your practicing/training sessions?
– Both yoga and running have been great for my writing. I go into class or out for a run with my brain a jumble of characters and conflict and plot holes and by the time I’m done everything has settled into place.
– If you may ask yourself one question in the interview what it will be?
– How do you stay in touch with readers? I love social media, so I’m on Facebook and Twitter. That’s really me answering your messages and posts! I read everything you post for me so if you have an idea for a new story or you spot a typo, let me know. I also have a newsletter that you can sign up for on my website and that’s where I’ll release mini stories from previous books just for my subscribers.