Playing Favorites

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Week #1: Favorite thing I’ve written (and why)

Hello! Welcome to this new blog challenge I’ve jumped into and let’s get it started, shall we?

This is a hard first question! Of course, I love everything I’ve written, or I wouldn’t have written it in the first place. That being said, I think there’s a difference between loving your work and being in love with it. I love old things I’ve written that are finished and behind me, but I’m in love with whatever I’m currently writing, because that’s the one that’s taking up most of my current mind/heart space. So if you asked what I’m in love with, it’s my current WIP. But what work do I love best of all time? Hmm. That’s like trying to pick a favorite child.

I have a few favorites for different reasons. It Takes a Thief was one of my favorite things to write because I was absolutely brimming with inspiration for it, the writing came easily, and the whole story literally poured out of me in a week (it was written, edited, and published within a month). My Siren Song series is my favorite because they were my first publications and they made me a “published author.” The Marrying Type is my favorite cover and also got the most accolades/attention. Hidden is my favorite because it’s the first in the ambitious new series I’m currently writing and I had a few fits and starts to get it to publication.

So which is my favorite? ALL of them! But the most important question is which is YOUR favorite? Because, at the end of the day, what the reader likes best is why we write to begin with.

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