About Bethany Bazile:
Bethany Bazile reads, writes, and lives in the Northeast with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realizes the sun came up, but the loss of sleep was so worth it. When she isn’t reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers. She can’t function without her cup of coffee and operates on a vampire-like time-frame.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve been reading romance since the age of twelve. My intense love for a great love story or love songs inspires me to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually start each story out with a vague idea. I find that the characters come to life in my head, and do whatever they want. Despite how nervous I may be about a plot twist, the characters will not be swayed. At times a scene that may happen at the end comes to me so I jot it down and add it in later. I would call my writing process scattered, but in the end everything fits together amazingly.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I get stuck I usually pace around the house and talk things out with the characters in my head. I’m sure I look like a maniac, but sometimes my characters and I need a moment to debate a scene.
What advice would you give other writers?
My advice to other writers would be to not let the self-doubt conquer you. I think this would be my biggest obstacle as a writer. Once I’ve completed a novel, I realize I almost walked away from an amazing story.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’d always wanted to write a novel. After I lost my job I used the opportunity to focus on getting it done. I decided I would self-publish and see what people thought of my writing. Well, when I hit the best seller charts on Barnes & Nobles followed by Amazon’s list with my first series I was amazed. I love having total control over my work as a self-publisher. As a new author there was a lot i didn’t know then that I wished I did. My advice would be to get a great editing team behind you. nothing is more important then the people that come in a make your work shine.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the publishing industry will continue to change over the years and we as writers have to willing and ready to adapt rather quickly. I’m always thinking of ways to reinvent myself if something isn’t working. I’d rather look into different ways of connecting with readers and getting my name out than giving up and walking away.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: I write Erotic Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
Link To Bethany Bazile Page On Amazon