Reynolds Reviews offers an amazing and quite selective Review and Interview process for Authors. They were so awesome to work with! Very professional and respectable. I was a little reluctant to answer a few of my questions in such depth, but I went for it and I’m certainly glad I did. I feel like I bore my soul! My interview can be found on the Reynolds Review website at: http://www.reynoldsreviews.com/author-interviews Below are the questions asked an my heartfelt answers. I’m so stinking excited, it feels like I have ants in my pants! I look forward to growing, learning, and improving my writing, and I can’t wait to release my next novel!!
Book Title: Aggravated Momentum, Published Date: September 16th 2016, Publisher Company: Book Baby Aggravated Momentum has been given 4 stars by Reynolds Reviews.
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I intend to publish at least one book a year from here on out. My ultimate goal is clear and simple, and that’s to become a NYT Best Selling Author someday.
What were you like in school?
If described in one word it would be: Rough! I was a restless, rebellious little soul.. Thank the lord that we all grow up.
Which writers inspire you?
I tend to gravitate towards powerhouse suspense, horror, and romance authors such as Gillian Flynn, Colleen Hoover, Steven King, and my all time favorite Nicholas Sparks. Although it’s suspense that I’m best at writing, and that I enjoy reading the most, Romance stories were my first love. Had it not been for Nicholas Sparks, I never would have discovered my love to read. I guess it’s safe to say that you never forget your first love of an Author, just the same as you never forget your first love in real life.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
Charlize Theron, Katherine Heigl, and Charlie Hunnam because WOW. They are all amazing actors, extremely attractive, and strangely enough they all look so much alike, which is key to the story line of Aggravated Momentum.
Why do you write?
About six years ago, I was struggling to become a mother. After several failed pregnancies I slipped into a strange emotional state. Now, normally, had I been my younger and more rambunctious self, I probably would have spent more time out with friends and drank my sorrows away. But, fortunately that wasn’t the case. I decided against drinking altogether as to keep my body strong and healthy in the quest to keep trying for a baby. I picked up writing as a way to focus my attention and energy on something other than my losses, teetering hormones, and emotional outbursts. Once I began tapping a way at a key board, I never turned back. Now, six years later I have two perfectly beautiful children, have self-published three books. I have no intention on turning back.
Were you good at English?
No, no, no and no! I couldn’t spell for the life of me! (as is still unfortunately reflected in my first short novel The Stix) Though I have always had a way with words, I was completely incapable of writing them out. At first, I was an editors nightmare. With time I’ve improved immensely. Needless to say I will always owe my editor a small chunk of my soul. Hopefully, this little fact (which I was very reluctant to reveal BTW) will encourage some of you with self-doubt not to let your weak spots defy you. Work through, and never give up.
What genre are your books typically and why do you like writing in this category?
I mostly write suspense. The reasoning is quite simple, as that is where my strongest talent shines through. Surprisingly, I actually prefer to read romance novels, but haven’t been able to find the patience within to produce one. Suspenseful writing helps me to stay engaged. A quick pace keeps my head in the game.
How much research do you before writing your books?
None. I’m too indecisive. I change my plot points far too many times throughout the story, so I find over researching before I start is kind of a waste of time. I know that most authors disagree with this method, but it works for me. I prefer to research as I go, and as I need it for particular scenes.
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
Distance isn’t always a bad thing. Some consider breaks to delay progress or cause stagnant. I strongly disagree, and stand my ground in an argument that breaks are KEY. Kind of like when you have searched your entire house for a missing remote and it isn’t until you finally give up, leave the house to eat an ice cream because you’re so frustrated you need a breather. Then as soon as you walk through the door you spot the darn thing peeking out of the crack in your couch. You’re certain you checked that spot a dozen times, but there it is, staring you right in the face. The same can be said for writer’s block. Stop trying so hard to wrap your mind around something that you just can’t seem to produce. Honestly, the stress of it all is a waste of your talent. Take a breather. Read something in a completely different genre, catch up on a Netflix series, spend time with your family, and cleanse the palate. I promise it’s the exact thing you need, and when you return to your project you will be refreshed and have a whole new prospective on what needs to be done.
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