Join us as RJ Scott goes Outside the Margins.
The Real Me
So Clare London posted her Outside The Margin post and it was excellent in two ways. One it reminded me I hadn’t written my post yet, and two, it was such a perfect article explaining how to explain what we do. It listed all the questions an author gets, yes, even the FSOG question. You can read it here: http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2015/04/so-what-do-you-do-clare-london-outside-the-margins/
So given she reminded me that I haven’t even written my blog (which is due in two days) I want to thank her. ROFL.
But, what do I write about now? I’ve had an incredibly emotional couple of months for one reason or another, some of which I have posted on my Facebook, some of which I talked about privately, some of which is kept in my own head! I have been told that I share more than most in the public arena, talking about Matt, autism, Briony and University, and I sometimes wonder if maybe I should share as much as I do.
But then I think. This is me. I am an author. But… being a mother, a wife, a reader, a movie goer, a news reader, all these things make me the writer that I am.
I don’t share everything—the funny things are the best, I like to think I can make people smile. But sometimes I share the stress of juggling it all which is something we are doing on a daily basis. I have the most wonderful community of Facebook and email friends that lift me when I’m struggling, and there is no price you can put on that.
Then I had a thought, I wonder if what a reader may know about me from what I post, adds anything to the experience of reading one of my books?
Does knowing my son has ASD mean that Max is a good character to have in Texas. Or not? Oh my god, she’s pushing that autism thing again. People say authors should write from experience, so does having Max, an autistic child in my story add authenticity to my writing; make it more believable because of my own experience?
It’s the old thing about a woman writing MM, which yet again reared it’s head this week from about ten different sources. I was asked for a quote about women writing MM, and whether it is easier for a man to sell MM because they are men. I couldn’t think of anything profound – pertinent meaningful words evaded me. Other people are much cleverer than me at making sense. All I know is that I love writing MM, it’s what I do, and when I attempted to write MF I realised that just isn’t me in that it doesn’t come easy at the moment.
So my quote would probably be something like – I just think I write the romantic story that I am feeling at the time and I write it to the best of my ability. I hope people like it and I don’t think it matters if I am male or female.
I am just a writer with worlds in my head that demand to escape onto paper!
Title: Texas Fall
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Genre: Gay, Western
Jack is focusing on building an equine therapy school for children with special needs and works hard along side his normal horse training and breeding program. He and Riley have settled into a softer, quieter, kind of family life, but that doesn’t stop them using the barn with the door to the fullest!
But the lull comes before the storm.
Riley and his new assistant travel to Laredo, and across the border into Neuvo Laredo as part of an exploratory team and things very quickly go to hell. Riley is caught in some serious Cartel problems and suddenly everything Jack holds dear is threatened.
Add in Vaughn and Darren’s story, revisiting Robbie, Eli, Liam and Marcus, alongside Sean and Eden and the wedding that never was, and this story promises you everything you want from a Texas series book.
~ RJ Scott
About RJ Scott
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
Tumblr: tumblr.com/blog/rjscott (NSFW)
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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