The Heroine’s Journey of Lily LePage

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I just love telling stories. I always have. I would tell my Dad stories every night as soon as I was old enough to talk, and he’s actually the first person who told me I should be a writer, because he was always so enthralled by the things I came up with in my head.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? When I picture my future, I see myself writing everyday, in a house on the beach, surrounded by the people I love and a bunch of dogs! That is my idea of perfect happiness. That, and a world free of hatred and violence.
What is my greatest fear? Losing the people I love…
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My desire to be invisible. I’ve always preferred to stand in the background and observe, rather than stand in the spotlight. There will be certain events in my life that require me to step out into the public eye, and that’s unavoidable. Being the focus of attention isn’t always fun for me… I wish I enjoyed the limelight more than I do.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I have to say Lisa Kleypas. I fell in love with the way she writes when I was fifteen, and since then I’ve read everything of hers that I can get my hands on. She inspires me to write. I would LOVE to meet her someday!
What is my greatest extravagance? Books! I’m a book addict. For every book I read, I buy ten more.
On what occasion would I lie? I don’t believe any good can come from lies, therefore, I don’t tell them. Besides, I couldn’t lie even if I wanted to. I’m terrible at it.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Editing or having to rewrite a large portion in my book, especially if I spent a lot of time and effort on it. It’s never fun having to delete perfectly good writing, but sometimes it’s necessary if a certain chapter just isn’t flowing
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I lived in a resort for a while, and that period of my life was incredibly inspiring, partly because it was there that I met the muse for my romance novel, and partly because something about that place just sparked my creativity. I would walk down to the lobby every single day, and write for hours.People told me I was crazy for living in a hotel, but it was the best time of my life.
If I could, what would I change about myself? I’m an introvert, but it would be nice if I were a bit more of an extrovert at times
What is my greatest achievement in work? Writing an entire novel, and having people tell me they can’t wait to read it
Where would I most like to live? So far I haven’t been to a place I would rather live than where I am right now
What is my most treasured possession? Happy; my goofy Golden Retriever
What is my most marked characteristic? My old soul
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? The Torrey Pines Hilton. My “home away from home,” as the saying goes
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? I’ve been going to this little place called “Konos” for 11 years. Everyone there is like family, the food is delicious, and the view from their deck is unsurpassable. I couldn’t ask for anything more than that.
What books influenced my life and how? Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas is my favorite book, ever. I remember reading it for the first time, and thinking to myself, “this is really good writing, and the author published her first novel when she was only 21 years old. Good for her. Maybe I should try writing a book…” The rest is history
Who are my favorite writers? As I mentioned above; Lisa Kleypas is a favorite of mine. Also, Jane Austen
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen to on my last day? My favorite band is Onerepublic. I would definitely listen to them on my last day, and any other day for that matter. Oh! And Taylor Swift.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Hmm. I’m going to say Elizabeth Bennett, because she knew what she wanted, never settled for less, and had the courage to follow her heart during a time when women were expected to marry and produce an heir by the age of 18. She loved her family fiercely, had a mind of her own and possessed a good sense of humor
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My Mom,my Dad, and my sister.
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? The Count of Monte Cristo. In my opinion, it’s a movie everyone should see at least once
What role plays art in my life and work? Art plays a huge role in my writing, as well as my modeling, because I’m able to express myself creatively, with zero limitations! That’s the great thing about art. You really have the freedom to do whatever you want
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My entire family. They support me every step of the way. I’m extremely blessed to have them.
Whom would I like to work with in 2019? The ladies at Acorn Publishing. It would be fun to work with them
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019? I honestly love meeting fellow writers. All of them. The people in my profession motivate me to keep writing, and I hope I inspire others to follow their dreams, as well.
What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? Writing the conclusion to my book. Typing “The End” is going to be extremely emotional for me. I’ll probably be crying. In a good way! Haha.
Where can you see me or my work in 2019? I’m hoping people will be able to find my book online and in stores this year!
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion never retires is the truest statement I’ve ever heard. Without passion, what would we have in this world? It’s passion that creates art, life….everything. We all have passion in us for something, and that’s what gives us purpose.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? My sister, Sarah Renee, and my soul sister, Kim Bajorek
How can you contact me? You can contact me at; lilylepage444@gmail.com

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