Today, I welcome a good friend, fellow writer and author, and just an awesome gal all around, Missy Jane, and she is going to discuss her passion(s). Makes sense, right? Romance author = passion. I mean, hell, look at that HOT cover below!
Take it away, Missy!
It’s a given that writers are also readers. It’s also not surprising to discover they have other artistic talents that allow their creative minds free reign. What is my passion besides the written word? Photography. I first picked up a 35mm SLR camera as a teenager and have loved them ever since. I love seeing the world through a camera’s lens and capturing it to enjoy later. I like catching random moments in time to ponder when the mood takes me. It’s kind of ridiculous how many albums, boxes and containers of negatives I own, but each one is a precious memory.
Writing is also a way I capture moments in time, just not my own. I create worlds different from my reality and characters that exhibit traits outside my norm. Sometimes the fantasy takes off into unbelievable realms and sometimes it’s grounded in reality. Either way it’s an outlet I enjoy that keeps me sane. It’s also a way I can discover new things and experiment without fear.
In my most recent release, Erotic Images, I decided to combine my passions. The hero is a photographer named Wes, and Lynn is his model. I had a lot of fun with these characters because of my experience with photography. I felt closer to Wes because of our shared interest. I’ll never be the type of photographer he is, but through him I rediscovered the joy of capturing that one great shot.
What is your passion? Comment below for a chance to win a prize pack and entry into my Birthday Blog Tour contest. Also, Jinxie is guesting at my blog today. Visit her there and comment for a chance to win her new release, Nemesis! Good luck!
*Make reading a guilty pleasure…*