Back to the hop this week! Hello to all of those joining me from Sarah Hegger’s blog!
What questions are in store today?
1. Do any characters you’ve written into your books remind you of yourself? Explain which ones and why.
I don’t think so. I do try and stay away from making any character too like me, as I think it would be rather awkward reading through it and finding a character doing and saying everything I would 😀
2. Was there a teacher or mentor in your life who helped nurture your writing?
Oh, good question. I never really had a teacher or mentor for writing, but I do have to say my best friend has been a big influence in my life and writing. I actually met him on a post-by-post roleplaying forum, so writing was what first connected us 😀
Over the years I have been inspired by his writing, and he has really helped motivate and give me the confidence in my own work to pursue this career. One of the biggest helps has been the fact he’s so honest, he doesn’t mind telling me when something doesn’t work in my writing or needs improving/changing, and knowing that it won’t hurt my feelings. He seems to understand my want to improve my craft, so has always pushed me to keep going.
Thank you for that, Aether! 😀
3. Every author has that moment when they doubt their ability to write. When that happens to you, how do you pull yourself up by the bootstraps and continue? What do you do to inspire YOURSELF?
Ah, the ups and downs of writing. I’m ashamed to admit that my down moments usually come when I read another author’s blog and see how they’ve sold hundreds of books, whilst I haven’t.
Sometimes I worry my stories won’t appeal to anyone but me, that my ideas won’t affect people the way they do myself.
Then I realise how much I love writing, how much I need to write and get these stories and characters onto paper. That is what motivates and inspires me, the fact that I have such an intense passion for what I do, that I have to keep going, no matter what anyone else is doing.
I am determined to be successful in this career, because I love it too much to fail 😀
An interesting set of questions to come back to this week 🙂 How would you answer them?
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Status of Fourth Manuscript: Editing first draft.
Books read: 0/4 (July)
July eBook Review: Writing review.