- Have the main character of your last novel introduce you to our readers.
Introducing Evelyn Sola, queen of the writers.
- Without giving us spoilers introduce your latest and greatest novel or work in progress and let us know which it is and if it’s a WIP let us know when it goes live.
I am working on Takeoff. It’s the third novel in the Take series. The other books are Takeover, Takedown, and Takeoff. I don’t have a release date yet for the last book, but I’m hoping for June. It’s with the editor right now.
- What do you like best about your main character in your latest and greatest or WIP from above?
I like how the male main character does not take himself too seriously. He’s kind of silly and fun. The heroine doesn’t know how to take him sometimes due to the ridiculous things he says and does.
- Tell us a little about one of your side characters from your latest and greatest or WIP?
Two of my main characters were the main characters in Takeover. Most of the other side characters were in previous books, so I already know them. They were easy to write, but I did introduce the hero’s family in this book, and it’s always fun drafting new people. I think that’s my favorite part of writing, creating characters and giving them a backstory.
- How did you come up with your idea for the above story?
Like I said, they were side characters in Takeover. I didn’t really intend to write their story. I just threw them in. The heroine in this book is the sister to my heroine in Takeover. The main characters in Takeoff met in that book, and they had a lot of chemistry. He was interested right away, and she shut him down. Readers have been asking for their story ever since.
- What was your writing plan for this book or WIP?
I never really have much of an outline. I always have my trope and I go from there. My plan for every book is the same. I want to keep the readers turning those pages. I want them to feel something toward the main characters, whether it’s love, anger, or rage. As long as readers are not bored, they will keep reading. I also want to make people laugh, so I do my best to throw in humor where I can.
- How do you handle writer’s block?
I take a day or two off from writing. I’ll also read the story again from the beginning and start my self-edits. That usually will give me ideas on how to keep it going.
- Do you have a secret writing ritual and what is it?
No. I just start typing and see what comes out. I can always edit or delete it if it’s not good.
- What is your writing snack?
No particular thing. It’s whatever is available to me at the moment.
- What do you do when you’re not writing?
I have a husband and two daughters. I spend as much time with them as possible. I also love to travel, even though Covid has put a stop to that.
- What is your favorite season and why?
Summer. I love the heat, and I love the beach.
- What is your favorite genre to read and what do you like about it?
I love contemporary romance. Sometimes I take a break from reading it, but I always come back. I love to read about a couple’s journey to their happily ever after, and I love a happy ending.
- Do you have a writer’s mission statement? What is it?
I don’t, but it’s a good idea. My goal is always to entertain.
- What do you spend your music so you listen to when you write? How does it help to put you in the mood?
I don’t listen to music while I write. I usually have The Office on in the background or the ID channel. Sometimes Dateline.
MAY QUESTION OF THE MONTH
May is full of hope and new beginnings what do you hope spring brings you?
I hope May brings me lots of fresh ideas for books and more hours in the day to write them.
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