Hi, everyone. Eagerly anticipating the final book in the Elementals series, I decided to do my very first author interview with:
Which writers inspire you?
Rick Riordan, Stephanie Meyer, and JK Rowling.
Do you work to an outline or plot, or do you prefer just to see where an idea takes you?
I create detailed outlines for my books! Having an outline stops me from getting writer’s block because I can work through plot issues when my book is still in the outline phase. Then, when it comes time to draft, all I need to focus on is the actual writing!
What is the easiest/hardest thing about writing?
The hardest thing is getting started with drafting each day! It’s hard to sit down and force myself to start, although it’s so rewarding once I’ve completed my words for the day. The easiest thing is … well, there’s truly nothing ‘easy’ about the business. But I do enjoy interacting with readers online and through email! ☺
Do you think the cover plays an important part in the buying process of books?
YES! Covers are so important. If an author invests in a high-quality cover, it gives the impression that what’s INSIDE the book will be high-quality as well. ☺
Any tips on what to do and what not to do when writing?
Everyone has to find a unique process that works for them! For me, outlining helps me tremendously. If I try writing without an outline, it’s disastrous. But it’s not the same way for everyone! Some authors work better without an outline. But one thing that I think every writer should make sure they do is to set a goal of how many words they want to write each day, and then sit down and REACH that goal each day.
What are you working on at this moment?
I’m editing a standalone YA romantic thriller of mine called Collide that’s releasing in February! ☺
Biography of Michelle:
The Secret Diamond Sisters:
Hope you enjoyed reading more about Michelle, and if you have any questions or advice for future interviews, feel free to let me know. I am still learning and want to ensure that my posts are of the best quality for my readers.