Q & A About My Book and Me
How do you deal with writer’s block?
The crazy thing is that I never get writer’s block. When I’m writing a first draft, the story sticks in my head all day long. I can’t shake it. I’m always thinking about my story, when I drive, when I take walks, before I go to bed at night. A bigger problem for me is that I always want to tinker with finished chapters. I have trouble moving forward and saying I’M DONE.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
It allows me to collect my thoughts. There’s no better feeling that coming up with a cool story idea. I’m glad that I have the willpower to put those ideas to paper, so that I can share them with the world.
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
No matter how tough it is, don’t change a single thing until the complete first draft is done. One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received was write a complete first draft. There is no reason to spend a month on the first 30 pages when by the end of the book you may want a new introduction, which would erase that month’s work of writing.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently editing my second book, “Jumping off Bridges,” and pondering ideas for book No. 3!
How do you get inspired to write?
I love listening to audio books or going to movies. I love hearing a story told in a different medium.
Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
I have always wanted to write a book about how a random event can change a person’s life for the better. I wanted to create an overweight protagonist who starts to lose weight because of some random, strange event. In Biggie’s case, throwing a perfect game of Wiffle ball.
How can someone reach you?
There is a contact page on this website or I can be reached on Twitter.