Charlaine Harris drops by – Midnight Crossroad – Thanks to @SophieSFF @gollancz

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

 

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I’m very pleased and honoured to be part of the blog tour for Charlaine Harris and the launch of her new series ‘Midnight Crossroad’.

I had a few questions to ask the author about her work:

KBW: Was anything for Midnight Crossroad from something you had planned or written anything about in the past, or was this a case of sitting at a completely blank screen and making a totally fresh start?

CH: Some of the characters are people I created in past series – some of them from very long ago – but they’re all doing different things now and meeting up in this small Texas town.

KBW: Has there been any early interest in TV or film for this series, following the mega-success of TrueBlood ?
CH: Yes. And that’s all I can say.

KBW: What’s your writing regime like? (Straight onto a computer or do you hand-write drafts? How many drafts typically? And, has your way of working changed over the many books you’ve written?)
CH: Depressingly, it’s still very hard to write a book. You’d think it would get easier, but it doesn’t. It’s hard work, though incredibly rewarding. I write straight onto the computer. I revise the previous day’s work at the beginning of my work day, so by the time I reach the end, I would say it was the second draft. Then I do more rewriting. It never ends. I like to write 6-8 new pages a day, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Yes, my way of working has changed in some respects as I’ve gotten more technically proficient, but I still follow the same basic pattern.

Many thanks to Charlaine Harris.

Please be sure to check out the other stops on her blog tour.

Keith

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