Frequently asked Q&A
This is a compilation of a few of the common questions I have received on Social Media.
Q: What's the best thing about being a writer?
A: Creating a story. Escaping into your own little reality and being in control of the way something unfolds. It can also be the worst part of being a writer because you know that you have the control to change everything that sometimes you never want to finish revisions.
Q: How do you deal with writer's block?
A: I don't get a lot of writer's block to the point where I cannot write anything, but sometimes I do find myself needing a break from a particular story. This may sound strange but I usually read, or watch a film or show. Observing other stories come to life can sometimes trigger my own back into gear. Also if I'm blocked with one particular story, I find it best to start concentrating on another to give my mind a break
Q: How did you come up with the idea of A Lost Legacy?
A: I wish I had a concrete answer, but the truth is that I just started writing something and from there it took on a life of its own. The final product is not even close to the initial story concept. As I wrote and re-read and revisited, new ideas crept into my head, some just appeared others were inspired.
Q: When did you decide you wanted to write a novel?
A: It wasn't really a decision that I made consciously. I've always been writing but I've never stayed with one project like this. I just kept writing and adding onto this story and suddenly I had 90,000 words to work with. That's when I decided I could make it into a series.
Q: As a writer what would you say your weakness is?
A: Honestly revisions. Not because I can't do them, but because I can't stop doing them. Every time I read through my manuscript I would change, add, and move sentences. This is how the story took so many difference turns.
Q: Aside from revision is there anything else you struggle with?
A: Promotion. I try my hardest but I'm a writer not a publicist, so it's not always easy to know what the best route to take is to get your work on the radar. When you're struggling to afford to publish the product you can't always hire someone to help you promote.
Q: How are you, or have you reached out to recruit readers?
A: I rely on social media a lot. I started with twitter which seems to have been my greatest ally. I connect with fellow authors on there and the support from the Indie community is fantastic. It's a great place to interact with and message readers and writers alike. While social media has the potential to turn nasty, my experience has been nothing but supportive