When people ask what I do and I tell them I’m a writer or inspiring to be a full-time one, they usually have one of the following reactions . . .
A. Shock, followed by that knowing look where I can tell they think I’m wasting my time.
Or . . .
B. They tell me how they’ve always wanted to write a book and grill me for any information they can get, without showing much of an interest in what I write.
Sometimes there’s a ‘C’ reaction where they genuinely wish me luck but in my experience this is a rarity, but that’s another story . . .
I’ve learned a lot since 2008, when I started to take my ambition to be a writer seriously. Whether it’s from my own mistakes and naïvety or through someone else’s lack of commitment, I’ve taken it all in, processed it, and learnt from it.
I understand a lot more about the submission process when submitting to agents and publishers. I’ve learned skills on how to get myself noticed among the slush pile and learned the importance of drafting . . . and drafting, drafting and drafting again!
So, with all that in mind, and going back to reaction ‘B’ mentioned above, I’ve decided to include an author interview. It features all the FAQ that not only me, but I’m sure plenty of other authors get asked.
You can read it here https://tmewalsh.wordpress.com/author-interview-frequently-asked-questions/