Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Welcome, Lila Munro

Hello. My name is Lila Munro and I write erotic romance. Sounds a bit like a confession doesn’t it? I suppose on some levels it is, but to me it has been a proclamation and affirmation of who I am and what I do. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and when I haven’t been writing, I’ve been reading. I devour books, and then write them. But, up until a year or so ago, I didn’t exist as an author, only a writer. Now, since giving birth to Lila, I’m contracted for three works all due out in the next few months and am working on several new projects.

The whole experience of going from writer, who hides her manuscripts in big rubber tubs, to almost published author has been a whirlwind of new challenges. I’ve learned to build my own website, set up my own blog, and have had to come out of my shell and network like crazy. Right now I have my personal webpage to maintain, I participate in a joint effort website with three other authors, I use facebook as a tool, and I have, oh, three or four email addresses. It’s been challenging, rewarding, scary, mind-numbing, and a whole lot of fun to go through this process. I have done things I never knew I could do, and I’ve met the most incredible people along the way. One of the most incredible people I’ve met during this journey lives inside my own mind.

Some people would say I have an unhealthy awareness of my muse. Her name is Arwen by the way. Yes, she talks to me so much, and stomps and paces about my desk so often, that I finally just named her, welcomed her on board, and became her friend. I discovered she’s my closest pal and consort. She has moods and feelings just like I do, and a respectful relationship is needed in order to keep things flowing nicely and moving along. While it is true we have days where we fight tooth and nail over a scene, or character, or a plot, she usually wins in the end. The one thing I can tell you for sure, without Arwen, there would be no Lila. And I’m sure without your muses things would come to a screeching halt as well. Be kind to your muse, nurture her, give her a name. Sure when you talk about her publicly, like I do on facebook so often, people might look twice, or question your sanity a few times, but once they get to know your muse as well as they know you, they will welcome her with open arms. Sometimes, they’ll even help you rein her in when necessary. In short, your muse is part and parcel of who you are, and in order for people to know and understand you, they must also know and understand your muse. At least that’s my opinion. What do you think Arwen? ;)

So, now that you know a bit about me, you might be wondering how to find out more. I can be examined further through my personal webpage http://lilamunro.weebly.com or through Wicked Muses at http://wickedmuses.webs.com . You can also reach me on facebook; the link to my page is on both webpages. My works can be found at Wild Horse Press and at Whiskey Creek Press-Torrid. The Executive Officer’s Wife is now available through WHP, and Bound by Trust is due out in October through WCP. Excerpts are available on my website, as are links to where my books can be purchased.

I would like to thank Ginger for so graciously allowing me to be here today. It is both an honor and very humbling to be invited into someone else’s space and talk to their fans for a while. Thanks everyone for stopping by and listening. From the Lila Pad, everyone have a safe and wonderful Labor Day holiday, and remember, if you need vacation reading material, stop by All Romance, Coffee Time Romance, Amazon, or Wild Horse Press, and download your copy of The Executive Officer’s Wife. I think you’ll be glad you did. Until next time, happy reading, and for those of you who do, happy writing.


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