I was given the following ten questions to share on my blog. These were some really good questions. I was eager to answer them and share them on my blog.
1. What was the first book you learned to read? Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
2. What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing? Staying focused. My mind tends to wander when I’m writing.
3. What is the one thing you wished all readers would do after reading one of your books? Leave a review! I’ve received almost a hundred direct messages from readers who enjoyed reading my first novel series, The Chronicles of Neffie. Very few took the time to also leave their review on my book. Good or bad, I want readers to leave a review. The Chronicles of Neffie has more ratings on Goodreads than Amazon.
4. Do you have a set schedule for writing, or are you one of those who write only when they feel inspired? No schedule. I write when the inspiration and motivation hits me. I don’t like to force it.
5. If you had the choice to rewrite any of your books, which one would it be and why? My debut novel Poka City Blues. I rushed it because I was anxious to publish it. A huge mistake on my part. I was told by some top reviewers that if I had of taken a little more time to tweak it and spent more time on promoting it before its release, it would have done far better because of its reading potential.
6. What is your take on the importance of a good cover and title? I think it’s very important. If your cover looks like crap and your title is boring or sucks, you can forget about readers buying your book(s).
7. Which character(s), created by you, do you consider as your masterpiece(s)? Neffie and Miss Reisa from The Chronicles of Neffie. Neffie is by far the most loved character I have written about and Miss Reisa is by far the most hated. I’ve been blown away by the direct messages from readers. Readers who read The Chronicles of Neffie are anxious to see what happens to Neffie in the second novel series. On the other hand, I’ve had some readers express a desire for Miss Reisa’s demise. Many want her to die because of how sneaky, conniving and cruel she is.
8. Do you see writing as a hobby or a passion? Both.
9. How active are you on social media? I’m not that active. I rarely post on Instagram or Twitter because I find both to be quite boring to me. That’s one of the reasons why I linked my blog to Twitter. My blog posts counts as “tweets”.
10. What advice would you give to your younger self? Stress less and don’t sweat the little stuff.
Now I have a question for you. What was the name of the first book you learned to read? Leave your answer in the comment section below.
Until next time…