It’s true that a lot of self-published books have made it big-time in the book business. They can be just as inspiring as something published by Simon and Schuster or HarperTeen.
In your books, there are two societies- one on the ground and one in the sky. Personally, what was the hardest aspect of world-building that you encountered when writing your novel?
I think the hardest aspect in terms of the world-building was ensuring consistency. If you’re going to create this entire world, you have to ensure that the things that happen are consistent with how the world works. It just took a lot more going back and checking over things than I originally anticipated.
That does sound difficult- I’ve hear from many reviews that you’ve done a fabulous job.
Describe your main character, Terra, with five adjectives.
Fiery, strong, snarky, protective, survivor.
Being a debut author, what was your reaction when you found out you were going to be published?
It sounds much more rewarding that way, too.
I know for me, it’s easy to get stuck in what I call “plot block.” What’s your personal cure for writer’s block?
Oh man, I’m still trying to figure this one out. For me, I think the best thing to get me moving past plot block for a specific section is to allow myself to move onto something else. Like maybe I’ll work on a scene that comes later in the book that I already can envision really clearly in my head. Then, when I’m in a better mental space, I’ll go back to where I left off in the chronology of the book, and just try to link the two pieces together.
Never thought of that- I’ll have to try it sometime!
What are you currently working on (translation: how’s book two coming along)?
A discovery that will change everything.
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