I want to thank you first of all for your readiness to be part of this interview and permit me to publish it on my blog. I did choose you because I have heard of you before and would like for other people to know you and your writing better.
Thank you, Raani for the invitation and for your patience.
Would you explain what made you write in the first place?
I believe I have been called to write, and as my sister, Marta says, writing chose me when I was five years old.
When did you feel the need to write?
I don’t write because I feel the need. My writing has never been dependent upon my feelings. I don’t have to get in the mood.
What is it you like to write the most? Are we talking about articles, short stories, novels… Please tell us about your writing.
I write about everything and anything that catches my fancy. I can be reading a book and an idea pops up out of what I am reading, and I write it down speak it into my iPad or iPhone, or I am sitting in a Café and someone catches my attention, and I literally stop what I am doing and jot it down in a brief sentence, etc… These notes that I write in my evernote or simplenote apps on my iPad then become a new article that might be published by American Diversity Report, or on my own blogs, or sent out to a newspaper with a good OpEd section to see if I can get published there. My notes are also the basics for my short story and for my novels. My observations, what I hear, and what I read go into my note apps, and later I decide whether what I am going to write is going to be an article, short story or novel.
We all hear about the chances in the publishing world. Old publishing companies are extending their offer from traditional publishing to self-publishing. How do you assess the market in the future?
To be quite honest with you Raani, I don’t assess the writing market. It takes too much time, and that is time that I don’t have. I read about the trends, but I don’t let the trends bring me out of my concept.
Would you mind becoming really famous with your writing – like Stephanie Meyer with her Twilight Series or J.K. Rowling with Harry Potter?
No, I wouldn’t mind that all. In fact, I would love it.
Do you see any kind of “danger” within this kind of fame – for a writer particularly?
Raani, there is danger in everything. It is not my goal to avoid danger, but to overcome it. So, I don’t plan on hiding my talent in a closet. If the door opens, I am going to walk through it and deal with the danger as it comes.
I personally think by today’s kind of electronic communication many children and young people forget how to write properly. How do you see this?
That could be true, but I don’t think so. People were saying that about the typewriter years ago, when it first hit the scene.
Is there any advice you would like to give fellow authors?
Sure, something that I’ve learned. Writing is not a job. It is a lonely, demur calling that robs you of your sleep, imbalances your hormones, makes you temperamental, has other people thinking you’re strange, and it sometime has you in a manic/depressive state of being overexcited because the words are flowing so well, and the next day you experience a down-in-the-dump valley low because the one word that expresses what you want to write doesn’t come to you instantly.
Writing demands your time, your focus, and your willingness to listen, research, read, and learn. It is a selfish lover that doesn’t always share willingly. It will take you through the entire gamut of your emotions regarding success and failure as you learn to persevere and endure until your breakthrough. Yet, it is the amorous attentive lover when you have finally written and strung words together that touch the hearts of people. So, stick with it and don’t give up.
Thank you so much for being part in this! We all really appreciate it!
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