The Witch of the Prophecy by Victoria Jayne Book Tour and Giveaway :)
Divina’s had it with the prophecy.
Hi! I’m Victoria Jayne. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two beautiful daughters. I work full time in a cubicle from 9a-5p Monday through Friday. My children are 7 months and 2 ½ years old. They are the light of my life. My husband is a sports journalist. I became and author when I finally decided to commit to a manuscript. I’ve always written short stories, some erotica, and some other stuff, but I never got past the first draft. This time I did and I think it worked out well. The first time I really realized I like writing was when I was 16 and we had a substitute teacher for English. She asked us to write a short story in the 45min period. So, I did and I loved the feeling. So, I just went from there. I already loved reading so, writing seemed a natural jump at that age.
I was in labor with my second daughter when I reviewed the cover of my debut novel. I was sitting in a hospital, my water had broken, and I was waiting for labor pains when I got the cover art and I could have cried. It’s when I really felt like I was an author.
People are usually my pet peeve. People who don’t listen. Specifically, people who don’t listen when they ask you a question or when you ask them a question. I absolutely hate when I ask something and what is said back to me doesn’t answer what I asked. “What time is the movie?” “You know, that movie has horrible ratings.” Cool. I didn’t ask about the ratings, I asked about the time.
I was born in Staten Island, NY and I grew up in Brick, NJ. I am a Jersey girl through and through.
I enjoy doing roleplay on second life. I have several avatars that all serve a different purpose/role. My favorite roleplay genre is modern urban, and specifically motorcycle club.
It isn’t easy, that is for damn sure. I sneak writing in when I’m on break at work. I sneak it in when the kids are sleeping. My parents take the kids one night a week, so that night I do some writing as well.
I struggled with this identifier. Honestly, I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t consider myself a “writer” until I had a publisher interested in my work. I really should have much sooner. To be a writer, all one has to do is write. I was foolish, but I have since learned. I am a writer. It’s one of the many things that I am.
Do you have a favorite movie?
Hands down, it’s The Princess Bride. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
The Wolf of the Prophecy, the sequel to my Debut Novel, The Witch of the Prophecy is due out July 2, 2019. The Vampire of the Prophecy, the third and final book in The Prophecy Trilogy I hope to have out by December 2019. However it might be January 2020. I just finished the first draft. I also started drafting my own motorcycle club romance.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
The characters. I love learning about and experiencing the people in my head.
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Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Yes. I write a list of plot points that I’d like to hit on to make the story work. Sometimes they refuse to comply and other times they add plot points and I have to figure out how to make them fit. Like my favorite scene, I never knew that was going to happen. Yet it did, and it made the book better. I trust my characters. It’s their story that I’m telling, who am I to argue with them?
Oh yes. Quite a few actually. They are the fumblings of someone who is learning how to write. I may go back and look them over, see what I can do with them, or I may just leave them on a flash drive to never be seen. They are either half started or first drafts.