Question: Who are these mysterious champions you’re constantly talking to/about?
Answer: That would be you. No, seriously. If you’re here, reading my blog, reading my stuff, you are my champion. Okay, calling you MY champion is a bit possessive. It would be better to say you are a champion for me. A champion is, according to dictionary.com, a person who fights for or defends any person or cause. Hello champion, I am your person.
Question: Who are Myrrhlynn, Editor #1, Editor #2, and Britta?
Answer: Shortly put, they’re my team! Myrrhlynn is my cover-artist who also doubles as a beta reader as she’s usually one of the first to read the manuscript so she can start thinking of cover designs. Editor #1–or the Comma Queen as I fondly call her–rules over all things punctuation and spelling. (Farther and Further gets me every time.) Editor #2–the Stylistic Wizard–goes over all my grammar and style issues. Lastly, Britta is my amazing Intern who helps out when we’re doing special projects or promos! If you’re a writer and you want to know more about them, check out the handout in my “For Writers” section.
Question: Are you going to write a sequel for Life Reader?
Answer: Yes, but not for a while.
Question: How long does it take to write a book?
Answer: It varies. My shorter stories–like King Arthur and Her Knights I can crack out in under three weeks. (It takes probably 14 good days of writing.) Longer books, like Beauty and the Beast or Red Rope of Fate take me roughly five to six weeks. My LONG books, like Life Reader, take me about four to six months. But you’re asking the wrong question. What usually causes the hold up in releasing books is editing. I have to edit a book a MINIMUM of two times. Typically I edit it three times and skim through it a fourth time to make sure all the formatting is ship-shape. On top of that I try to have my test reader read the book, as well as a proofreader.
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