Some of you might have read my guest post as author of the week on Aimee’s blog. Today, I am being interviewed there.
Here are some things you should know about Aimee:
She’s an Authors Assistant and Publicist (freelance) and thinks most authors are awesome, which is probably why she so generously opens her heart (and blog) to writers.
She’d love to be a Literary Agent.
She loves romantic comedy movies… Father of the Bride, You’ve Got Mail, which she may have them memorized and claims that she never watches other genres because, no one can make her.
Read more about Aimee on her fun About Me Page.
What was your inspiration to start (and keep) writing?
I really can’t remember when I started to write. Maybe I was ten. Maybe twelve. I just had a desire to write. There was no horrific incident happening in my life and no urgent message that I wanted to share with the world. What has kept me writing is more complex. I am basically an introvert and in a group I tend to listen more than talk. Writing is my preferred way of expressing myself. I draw a lot of my inspiration to write from books and blogs I read. Sometimes I draw inspiration from my past life experiences that I transfer to my characters. The creative process of writing fascinates me and I find the challenge which writing presents inspiring. Of course, there are times when I don’t feel inspired at all. These are the times that I have to accept this flat period and trust that inspiration will come. It usually does by my pulling away from my desk and engaging in something different – listening to music, going to an art gallery or taking my dog for a walk on the mountain.
Tell us a bit about the genre you write in and how it found you?
I write chick lit with my protagonists being older than most chick lit novels. How did it find me? I’ve always loved reading good chick lit. I find it entertaining and relaxing. I like the lighthearted style of chick lit. The way the protagonists are able to self deprecate and the humor of chick lit. I guess I just feel comfortable in this way of writing..
Is there any author whom you’d admire and read every book they publish? Who and why?
I admire tons of writers of different genres: crime fiction, literary fiction and biographies. Since we’re talking about chick-lit I’ll read anything that Helen Fielding writes. She’s clever, funny and heartwarming.
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Aimee has worked in Publishing for almost a year as a Book Marketing Manager, & Author Assistant. She has years of experience in Customer Service ranging from Call Centers (Netflix) – to Hospital ER’s.
She owns her own freelance Virtual Assisting Service/Blog Tour Company and is available for hire as an Authors Assistant/Personal Assistant. She also runs a Book Tour Company and is an aspiring author and freelance writer.
This week I have the honor of being author of the week on Aimee’s blog
A Guest Post – 06.14.16
An Interview – 06.16.16
You’ll find me as guest post today where I’m giving away
5 FREE ebooks of Not By Design.
A few weeks ago in response to a post on my blog many of you commented on whether you would still write even if you won the lottery. The overwhelming response was
YES! YES! YES!
If you’re like me (and I’m guessing you are…most of the time) you rarely go back to read posts from fellow bloggers and if you’re one of the first readers of the post you’ve missed a lot of the comments posted there.
Here’s a summary of your comments left on the post How Much Is Your Writing Worth, not only as my way of responding to you but also because your comments illustrate how we all are in the same boat and share the same aspirations about our writing. Although our writing may be different in genre, style and voice we all seem to have this passion for writing.
We write to move others a bit. To connect with like souls. To give to our collectivity
Wild horses couldn’t stop us from writing.
Writing is a need within to satisfy ourselves.
It feels like something’s missing if we’re not writing.
Our lives would be empty without our writing
Money has nothing to do with the desire, the passion to write, the soul satisfying way of life. We write to express our voices and tell of our truths.
Writers write to be whole…to be sane…to connect to their heart and soul
Winning the lottery might pay for new desks, a better writing machine or even allow us to write in Paris or the Swiss Alps and pay someone to do the marketing for our books but
We write because it’s fun, we learn the value of doing things in life that we love because we can’t stop doing it
Writing stimulates our minds and imagination; provides us with the satisfaction of reading a good review of our work.
It’s a way of life. It’s a passion and a hunger.
Thank you all for your comments. As always, I am grateful for your presence on my blog but also for your own blogs and being part of your writing world!