Question: What do you love most about writing fiction?
The thing I love most about writing fiction is that I can escape inside my mind and create a whole new world, and that makes me feel like a God. I don't know if all writers are the same, but my characters have a mind of their own; I never know what craziness they're going to get up to until I begin writing. Then I'm like "hey, why are you doing that?" I warn them though, if they keep on misbehaving, then I have the power to kill them off like George R.R. Martin does in The Game of Thrones, lol. They have yet to listen to me, and are still alive, so I guess they know that I’m not good on my word. Oh my God, I sound like a lunatic, I really do hope I’m not the only one out there that talks to their characters like they’re real people.
Anywho, that’s the part I love, getting lost in my crazy mind and watching as amazing people are created, watching them grow, and shaping them into whoever I want them to be. Then following along on their journey as they overcome hardships and heartbreak, and celebrating with them through their triumphs and happiness.
Writing fiction is also like having your own personal therapist at home, when I’m sad, I pour it into the book; if I’m happy, then you end up with happy main characters; and if I’m depressed, well then I write too, because somehow one of the characters always manages to make me laugh. The best thing about writing fiction is, that it can be whatever your heart desires and whatever your mind imagines.
I only started writing last year, when I was 32 years old. I have always had a vivid imagination, but due to having mild dyslexia, I never had the confidence to put my wild thoughts down into words. Eventually, I decided to give it a go. What was the worst that could happen, right? Now I sound like a Dr. Pepper advert, lol.
Anywho that is when the Freya Rose series was born. I had to re-teach myself the art of Microsoft Word. Which by the way, when did that become so difficult? It's like learning how to drive a spaceship, with all those buttons. Well, I found an amazing button, where a nice computerized guy named Mark reads my chapters to me. I know, right! Well, now I can hear exactly where all of my punctuation needs to be, and I can also hear when I have used the wrong words. Before I would have to read over the chapter around five or six times, and would still not spot silly mistakes.
So now I have a newfound confidence in my writing; I can finally put down into words all the amazing things that go through my wild and some times messed up head. I am a sucker for a cliffhanger, so expect to see a lot of them at the end of my chapters.
I am a mummy to a beautiful daughter called Paisleigh, and wife to an amazing husband called Danny. Everything I do is for them. I am currently chasing my dreams, one book at a time.
You can find my book Abandoned By An Alpha in paperback form and Ebook form, on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
At the moment, because they are the only ones that will let me, I have it for FREE on Google Play Books, to celebrate the new cover and the second book that comes out, hopefully at the end of July.