Frequently Asked Questions
How do you deal with writer’s block?
The first time it happened I went into a complete panic. I thought I'd never be able to write again. Someone suggested I should do something completely different and relax and the creativity will flow. I started knitting (easy things like soft toys). I also did some colouring and between the two activities I relaxed physically and mentally and ideas began to flow again. The key is not worry about it, relax and it will come back.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
Being able to escape into another world and not really knowing where the story is going. I have an idea, but sometimes the characters take control and the story evolves. I like the excitement of not knowing where the characters are going and where the story will take them.
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
The same advice that I was given, don’t give up. Believe in yourself. If you feel you have a story, write it and believe in the characters and the story.
How do you get inspired to write?
It varies. Sometimes people will say things to me, and a certain comment will start me thinking. Sometimes I can be walking with the dogs and my imagination will see a different pathway to the one we’re walking and my creative mind takes over.
What was the hardest part in getting your book published?
The easiest part is writing it. You have to be prepared for rejections, it's all part of the process but don't get disheartened. It’s a subjective industry and your book isn’t for everyone. You just have to keep going. The self-publishing route takes a lot of time and hard work, some people are put off by that, but it’s worth it to get your book out there for others to enjoy as much as you do.