Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Interview with Author Luna Kayne

LUNA KAYNE is the author of the romantic suspense novel, Controlling Interests. Other published works include poetry, prose and numerous novelettes in the Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ass Adults series. 
Writing from her home on an acreage in Manitoba, Canada, she can always be found with a cup in her hand. Whether it's coffee or wine just depends on the time of day.
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Did poetry come naturally to you or do you find it is something you have to work at?

The words I write are a combination of thoughts and residual creativity from the stories I write. The majority are from my own heart and my own experience and some come from the headspace I'm in when I'm writing a character. Most times, I consider it more prose than poetry as it is just a flow of conscious thought. That being said, there are times when my words don't manifest properly and my drafts folder on Twitter is filled with pieces that I either need to polish, or words that no longer hold meaning and I'm keeping them until inspiration strikes once more.

What first inspired you to start writing?

I've always written in one form or another. I lost a hard drive containing all of my stories years ago and I didn't have it in me to write fiction for a while after that. I got into it again a few years ago when inspiration struck and I haven't stopped since.

Have you always enjoyed writing romance? Do you want/plan to try new genres down the line?

Until I wrote and published Controlling Interests in 2017, I had no idea I could write romance. I had started writing a sci-fi/fantasy series that I expect to be about five books long and I got about 25,000 words into it. As I wrote that story, I began to struggle with some aspects of my character development. Specifically, I wasn't sure if I could write a good alpha dominant character. The first sentence for Controlling Interests hit me and I shelved the project I was working on and started writing Controlling Interests as more of an exercise. After I published it, I kept writing in the genre. I think all of my stories will have some type of romance in them but my most recent book, Kill Code goes a little more into dark action suspense. I do plan on revisiting my original sci-fi/fantasy at some point.

Do you make time to write every day or just write when inspiration hits?

I write every day from Monday to Thursdays. Occasionally I will write a little on Fridays and/or Saturdays. My inspiration is always there whether it is my prose, or something else I am working on.

What are your future plans for your writing?

I am currently writing two novels. Book two in my Kill Code trilogy is coming along and I am working on a new project I hope to announce shortly. Three out of five of the novelettes I wrote last year are also left on a little bit of a cliffhanger. I plan on eventually writing the rest of their story as well.

What advice would you give to aspiring authors and poets?

We all bring something different to the table. There is no set way to doing things and there is no hidden formula. It's okay to listen to what everyone has to say, but be yourself and bring your own voice to your readers. If you want to write, write. If you haven't written your story yet, everything outside of writing is an excuse to not write. Write your story in all of its unedited glory then, and only then, go on to step two.