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2. Other than writing, what is your favorite hobby or thing you enjoy for fun?
I really like to read! I haven’t had much time in the last couple years because I have been finishing up my doctorate but I hope to get back to it as I have a very long list of books to catch up on.
3. How long have you been writing? How many books have you written? They don’t have to be published.
I have been writing my whole life! At first it was mostly journals and then it transitioned into school work – papers, articles, presentations. Most recently I started fiction writing again in 2013. This is my first novel.
4. What genres do you like writing the most? And why? Is this genre the same as the one you prefer to read?
I like writing in Romance/Contemporary literature. I like to write stories that I can related to and that can take your mind off of everyday problems for a little bit. I like to read everything so I bounce all over various genre’s in the books that I tend to read.
5. Are you currently writing anything now? If so tell us about it? If not make something up…
I have been doing research for my upcoming novel. It centers around a mother-daughter relationship and the adventures and hardships that come with raising a child alone. It will be set in New Hampshire and follow the pair to Colorado as the daughter becomes a rising phenom in her sport.
6. How do you typically begin your projects? Do you create outlines and character profiles or jump in head first with the initial idea? And do you focus on just one at a time?
I do not do very much outlining! My grade school teachers would cringe over this but I don’t find it very helpful. I always have an idea and know (for the most part) where I want that idea to go but there are always surprises when writing. I do focus on one story at a time but when I get an idea I do write that down to save it for later when I can address it more fully.
7. What aspect of your writing do you consider your strength? Your weakness?
My strength is my ability to just sit down and write often times for hours with a pretty good stream of thought and ideas. My weakness is my grammar and spelling! I would be lost without spell check.
8. After publishing, the next trouble facing writers is marketing. What do you typically do when marketing your novel? Do you have tips you’d like to share?
I work full time so I knew that I would not have the time to market well so I made the decision to partner up with a social media specialist at Royal Social Media. They have been a dream to work with and we have been able to create a plan in which we are currently executing.
9. What advice would you give a writer who is starting out?
Always ask yourself, ‘Why not me?’. This helped me whenever I was getting discouraged or frustrated. I would think about all the other people doing things they loved and putting themselves out there and that I could do it too!