I was recently interviewed by Celtic Lady Review blog as part of the Slumberland #blogtour 🦋 Thank you to Celtic Lady. The link is below to check out her blog for all things books.
Interview with author!
What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it?
The editing process is the most challenging aspect of the writing process for me. I have a tendency to over edit. No amount of ice cream can morph the editing process into an enjoyable experience, although I have met a few writers who enjoy editing. Anytime I am ready to edit I keep in mind that simple phrase: less is best. You’ll never be 100% happy with your writing as there will always be new thoughts that will come into your mind. The trick is to become content with your current project and save all those new ideas for a new project.
When and where do you do your writing?
The morning is the time I like to set aside for writing, just after breakfast. I brew up a cup of coffee, chose a playlist of tunes and start typin’ away. I tried writing at night, however, I found myself getting so stuck in the writing zone that I was losing major sleep, up for days at a time. Writing in the morning and setting an alarm to go off for lunch keeps my schedule simple. Plus, living in an apartment complex, the mornings are quite peaceful as the afternoons get busy with life.
What have you learned about promoting your books?
Promoting is challenging, as you are not only promoting your book in hopes of getting a exposure and sales, but you’re promoting yourself as an author and as a person. I struggle with promoting, but I am constantly studying up on ways to promote.
What are you most proud of as a writer?
I am not one who is proud of my work, it’s always been a difficultly of mine. I am, however, very humbled by all of the kind comments, messages and reviews left by those who have read my books. To know that my words reach out in a way that have inspired others, have them feel less alone in their struggles and able to find peace with their pasts, just makes a writer feel all the feels. I guess I’m proud of that.
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
Stephen King, hands down. Oh my goodness, just the thought of that is electric. As far as topics of conversation, I would love to talk about anything. To be able to listen to Mr. King’s points of view on life. I’d be taking mental notes.