Kim Miller writing as Eve Cole
by Regina Richards
Eve, thanks so much for agreeing to be the NTRWA Spotlight for August 2014!
Sharing about yourself and your writing journey gives all the members of NTRWA a chance to get to know you better and deepens our sense community. We truly appreciate your willingness to step into the Spotlight and we canít wait to hear all about you! So letís get right to it.
What genres do you write in?
Paranormal romance and contemporary romance.
How long have you been writing?
Since I learned to read. I actually have the first book I ever wrote when I was around seven. It was my only fan fiction work, along the lines of Curious George, about a man and his monkey.
When did you join NTRWA?
Early 2000s, but my membership lapsed for a while, then I joined again. I joined RWA in 1999. That, no doubt, dates me.
Any domestic stuff you care to share (spouse, kids, pets, etc.)?
One Hottie, two kids, one bonus child, one dog.
If you could go on vacation with one of your characters, who would you choose? Why? Where would you go and what would you do?
Iíd take any of my characters to Prince Edwards Island. Iíve always wanted to see the island where Anne of Green Gables takes place.
When you arenít writing, what is your favorite way to relax and recharge?
Reading. Iím a voracious reader and itís not uncommon for me to read a book a day. Itís the #1 thing that gets in the way of my own writing.
Stories usually have multiple tipping points. Have there been any memorable tipping points in your life or writing journey you care to share?
You always think you have plenty of time to get your goals accomplished. And then you have kids, and you really see how quickly time flies. When I had my oldest son, I felt the crunch of making my writing goals happen. So Iím buckling down and trying to make it happen.
Plotter or Pantser? And why?
I used to think of myself as only a pantser, but Iíve found Iím more of a mix between the two. Combining the two, plotting out a rough outline and then giving myself permission to go whichever way the story leads me, is much more effective for me.
What is your go-to solution for writerís block or that sure-fire thing that takes you from stuck to full steam ahead in your writing?
I donít believe in writerís block. I think we all go through stages of simply not wanting to write, and thatís when you buckle down and be very disciplined and force yourself to do what needs to be done.
Any writing eccentricities you care to share?
This is where I tell you I have to wear only my blue nightie and Santa socks when I write. But thatíd be a lie. The only eccentricity I really have is I donít like talking about a story Iím working on. It makes me not want to write it.
Eve, thanks so much for agreeing to step into the NTRWA Spotlight! Sharing about yourself and your writing journey gives all the members of NTRWA a chance to get to know you better and deepens our sense community. We really appreciate it!