Fellow author, #SPFBO contestant, and Fantasy Faction staff writer extraordinaire G.R. Matthews graciously interviewed me for his blog feature 10 Quick Questions with Indie Authors. Go check it out. You won’t be disappointed. It’s full of jewels like
GMA:To steal (paraphrase) from Rod Stewart, what do you wish that you know now, you knew when you started the journey to a finished and published book.
I wish I knew that the only way to do your best writing is to free yourself from self-doubt, imagined readers’ expectations, and any personal rules about what you “should” be writing.
Good luck with that, by the way. Let me know if you figure it out. Drinking seems to help.
I should point out that I’m something of an unreliable narrator when it comes to this type of question. My answer is entirely true—today. Tomorrow it might be something entirely different. But these three are undoubtedly on my all-time top ten.
I also realize that two of these (all three, really, since I view the Sprawl trilogy as one big novel) are in fact trilogies, not single books, and thus my answer is somewhat non-responsive. But this is my island, and I am claiming it and declaring myself its sovereign, and I’ll be damned if I can’t bend the rules a bit.
Also do check out Geoff’s own novel, The Stone Road, available in paperback and Kindle formats.
It’s national #readabookday, so go read a book. Either of ours will do.