We are beyond thrilled that Meghan March answered our version of 20 questions because we know she’s a busy lady writing all of the words, living in paradise, etc. We love Meghan, her books, and her gorgeous red dresses! Read on to learn more about one of our favorites!
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a lot of things in my life, and a writer was always on the short list, but not something I really gave any real thought to until a couple of years ago.
Are you a full time writer? If so, what did you do in your “previous life?”
I am a full time writer! I feel very fortunate to be able to say that. In my “previous life” I was a corporate lawyer.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?
Follow your passion, not what you think is most practical.
Do you work on one storyline at a time or do you have multiple storylines in the pipeline?
I am usually writing a first draft of one book, editing another book, and plotting future books all at the same time. The ideas never stop coming (thankfully!).
Let’s play favorites! Who is your favorite character you’ve written?
That’s a tough question! Charlie from Beneath This Mask has always been very special to me for many reasons.
Have you experienced any of your stories personally?
I incorporate personal experience in every book I write, but all of my books are solidly fiction.
What are your biggest distractions?
Social media and books. It’s a tie. I’m a reader first, and writing really cuts into my reading time. When it comes to social media, I have to turn off my WiFi when I’m writing to keep distractions at bay.
What is your least favorite part of the writing or publishing process?
The amount of time everything that’s not writing takes up. Contrary to popular belief, most indie authors don’t spend most of every day writing. We’re constantly juggling what seems like a million things.
Do you find it difficult, or challenging to write from the male POV?
I don’t find it difficult to write from the male POV. It’s actually my favorite POV to write!
What activities do you enjoy outside of writing?
Reading! That’s definitely the top of the list. I also love spending time with friends and family, preferably while on the beach, boating or skiing.
Do you have a favorite author or book?
I’m a huge Kristen Ashley fan. (Long live The Queen.)
Ever think you have a great idea for a book, only to find out someone released the same storyline already?
I haven’t experienced this one yet, but I’m sure I will at some point. At the end of the day, there are no new ideas, just new ways of presenting them.
Have you ever had writer’s block and how do you work through it?
I don’t believe in writer’s block (*knocks on wood*). I believe that there are days I don’t feel like writing or days that words seem elusive, but not writer’s block. Sometimes you just have to step away from the computer and let things work out in your head rather than trying to force a plot.
Do you ever find yourself jumping up from the dinner to table to jot down a scene that just ran through your head?
I’ve definitely done this before! Ideas strike whenever they want to, and I always take notes in my phone when they pop up.
What does your writing workspace look like?
Comfortable! I spent too many years behind a desk, so I rarely ever write at one. You’re much more likely to find me on a couch with my laptop on my lap.
Sharing your work with the public has to be scary. How do you respond to negative reviews?
I don’t respond to negative reviews. There’s nothing to be gained by it, in my opinion.
Do you have any visuals for your characters from any of your books?
Some books I do, and some I don’t. It depends how much time I have to waste on Pinterest.
Can you tell us what you are working on next?
A brand new standalone called Bad Judgment. It’s a super sexy enemies to lovers romance that has been so much fun to write!
What is in your purse right now?
Business cards, credit cards, cash, passport, gum, lipstick, lipgloss, chapstick, change, hair ties, and some other random crap.
Do you have a favorite scene or book of your own?
I love the pool scene in Beneath This Mask. It was incredibly vivid when I wrote it, and I can still see it in my head. I also love the opening scenes of Dirty Girl because they were so much fun to write. Greer and Banner are best friends that cause chaos whenever they get together.
Books by Meghan March