K Langston has this immense sense of humor but, at the same time she can write a book that will completely gut you. She knows how to do it all!
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I wouldn’t say I always wanted to be a writer but I have always had the desire to write. In one context or another. Poems, songs, short stories, they all fed my soul in some way before I found the courage to share my words with others.
What did you do before becoming a full-time writer?
I worked in property management for ten years.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t wait for someone to tell you who you are, go out and be whatever the hell you wanna be.
Do you work on one storyline at a time or do you have multiple storylines in the pipeline?
Usually, I like to stick to one storyline at a time, but currently I have three I’m working on and one is a series. My plate is quite full but I must say…I love it. Just one more great thing about being Indie, I can do my own thing.
Let’s play favorites! Who is your favorite character you’ve written?
That’s like asking me to pick a favorite child. I love them all equally yet differently. But I think my fave to write so far has been Grayson Taylor from Unlawful Justice. He was the most challenging to write but I enjoyed every single moment of his journey.
Have you experienced any of your stories personally?
Every story I write has some personal aspect to it. I mean..how could they not? I think in order to write the best story I can I have to connect with the characters and it would be impossible to convey anything they are feeling without tapping into my own life experiences to convey those emotions.
What are your biggest distractions?
Social media. I love interacting with readers and my friends but sometimes it can get in the way of writing so I try to balance my time between both. And squirrels are a very distracting as well. A real problem here in the south.
What is your least favorite part of the writing or publishing process?
Marketing. Which is crazy because I have quite a bit of experience in marketing and branding but I hate marketing myself.
Who wants to talk about themselves all the time?
Do you find it difficult, or challenging to write from the male POV?
Sometimes. But most of the time I feel like I connect with dudes better than females because men are simple creatures. And even though I’m as complicated as the next woman, I can relate to simple.
What activities do you enjoy outside of writing?
Spending time with family and friends, drinking, camping, drinking, reading, drinking. Did I mention I like to drink?
Do you have a favorite author or book?
Ever think you have a great idea for a book, only to find out someone released the same storyline already?
I haven’t had that happen. Perhaps they had something similar in their story, but not the exact same storyline.
Have you ever had writer’s block and how do you work through it?
Take a walk, do the dishes, listen to music, fold the laundry. I get some of my best ideas when doing something other than writing.
Do you ever find yourself jumping up from the dinner to table to jot down a scene that just ran through your head?
The notes app on my phone has so much shit in it. I also have writing journals out the ass. I’m always creating.
What does your writing workspace look like?
I have a desk but I never use it. I write on my laptop from the comfort of my couch 95% of the time.
Sharing your work with the public has to be scary. How do you respond to negative reviews?
I don’t. I won’t lie and say they don’t sting because sometimes they do, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And no two people ever read the same book.
I’m good with the good…and the bad.
Do you have any visuals for your characters from any of your books?
Pinterest is the best invention EVER. Look me up. I have storyboards for all my books. .
Can you tell us what you are working on next?
I have several projects in the works. Three that are a priority. We’ll see which one makes it to the finish line first.
What is in your purse right now?
Wallet, carmex, gum, Kotex, notepads, Christmas earrings, lip gloss, sharpie pen and a lot of other shit I don’t need.
Do you have a favorite scene or book of your own?
Unlawful Justice is my favorite piece of work to date. And it was an absolute honor to write it with my very best friend, KC Lynn.
Books by K Langston
K. has been married to her very own country boy for nearly 15 years. They live in the deep south with their two crazy kids, and a speckled beagle named Sadie. She worked in property management for ten years before leaving the industry to write full time. When she’s not penning her next love story, you can find her nose buried between the pages of a good book.
She released her debut novel, Because You’re Mine in September 2013. She has since released three follow up books in the series, Until You’re Mine, When You’re Mine and Forever You’re Mine. Her next release, Sylvie is a contemporary romance set to release Early 2016 as well as the final book of the MINE series You Are Mine set to release late Summer 2016.
She has also co-written and released a book with Author KC Lynn called Unlawful Justice.
K. writes with true passion and heart about what she knows, love, romance and all things southern
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