A Sweet and Light-Hearted Romantic Series
Romance author Kana described her work as, “clean and wholesome, new adult romance, chick-lit, and women’s fiction.” Here’s a brief synopsis:
Soon after their first kiss, Rory and Peter must try to build their relationship with over 3000 miles between them. Their love has just bloomed, but their path is on rocky ground. When truth appears and secrets are exposed, will their love survive?
Do you consider yourself (1) an introvert OR (2) an extrovert?
For those who have known me or met me for the first time, they could tell that I’m an introvert. It doesn’t mean I can’t be a talkative person to a person I meet for the first time. I could only if I feel comfortable with the person. Also, I’m not good in crowds. If I am talking to two or three people, I’d usually be fine. However, among more than four people, I’m not feeling as comfortable. I’d hide in my shell or let other people talk, and I’d listen. Also, it isn’t easy to maintain the conversation if there are more than four people.
Feeling comfortable is important!
Are you (1) a morning person OR (2) a night owl?
I prefer to start my day at around six in the morning because I like to have my day longer. In the morning, everything seems calm and quiet. On the weekend, whenever I bike with my husband, the streets are still empty, and you could hear the birds singing. I live in Southern California, and during summer, it is super hot. So, waking up in the morning in summer would give me a chance to ride a bike when the sun is still low on the horizon.
I don’t mind waking up late, especially if I’m not feeling well. It happens many times. If that is the case, I don’t feel upset or feel the day is short because I know that with more sleep, my body will build up its immune system to fight off the illness.
However, I could be a night owl if I need to. Many times, I’d stay late for finishing some chapters. If not, I couldn’t sleep anyway because my mind is on the chapters.
A bit of both for you!
What provides more inspiration to you: (1) art OR (2) nature?
I think nature provides more inspiration and brings some calmness to me. If you’d like to spend time in nature, you’d see amazing things. One day, my husband and I went for a hike. The trail was not too long, but in the middle of the trail, we found a grove of redwoods which reminded us of Muir Woods in San Francisco area.
So, walking among the tall redwoods, I felt calm and fresh, and a few ideas came into my mind. Not necessarily related to the 3rd book, I’m working on, but about everything.
Do you write (1) when the mood takes you OR (2) at a set time?
I have to admit that it is easy to write when the mood takes us. However, I prefer to be disciplined. It is not because ideas come quickly at the time I set, but I found my day is more productive if I write or sit in front of my notebook at the same time every day.
Disciplined writing for you!
Do you prefer to read (1) an audiobook OR (2) a paperback?
Only if I were alone in the car, I’d be accompanied by an audiobook. I’d read many audiobooks while driving to the office.
If I’m not driving, I like reading through Kindle or paperback. I like Kindle, especially when I travel because I don’t have to bring many books. Kindle is also handy if I read before going to sleep. In the dark, I don’t need to turn off the light once I’m done reading. I close my Kindle and rest.
So it depends on the condition.
Thanks for being interviewed, Kana!