About Lyssa Layne:
Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.
Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.
What inspires you to write?
Everything! It can be a song on the radio, something I laughed so hard about that I snorted, or even as simple as reading an article online about an old man teaching someone on the subway how to tie a tie
Tell us about your writing process.
Plot, outline, start to write, and go completely off course!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t speak to them but sometimes they tell me stuff. For instance, I started writing Fear of Striking Out then a few chapters in I realized that my hero had a son that I didn’t know about. Turns out, that ended up being the basis of the entire plot!
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t listen to haters! Not everyone will love what you write but the ones that do make it all worth while. As I tell my four-year-old, just “do you and don’t worry about the other people.”
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Honestly, I am a full-time mom and employee, I don’t have time to submit to all the big publishing houses so it was pretty easy for me to decide to be self-published.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The industry is continually changing and who knows what lies ahead of us. The only thing that I do know is as long as I enjoy writing and people are willing to read my work, I’ll keep at it.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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