1.What got you into writing / what made you sit down and actually start something? I started writing in childhood. I was chosen and accepted into a gifted writer program in high school shortly after I moved to Canada.
2.What is a usual writing day like for you, how is it structured? #WithCoffeeInHand, first comes social media promo and cross promo. Once my brain has kicked into gear, I turn my attention to day job tasks (writing scripts and treatments freelance.) I take a break, do lunch, garden, or go for a walk. I return to the desk to compose blog material for my website, or others. The rest of the day I focus on WIP’s (currently I have two in progress.) I write at night. I read in bed to unwind.
3.Do you get writers block? If so, how do you overcome it? Nope. I never have writer’s block. In my line of work you can’t afford to have writer’s block. Deadlines dictate I execute in a short amount of time. What I do have are distractions—pesky distractions—and plenty of them.
4.Are you a plotter or panster when it comes to writing a story? I initially come up with a plot of sorts, which my characters usually proceed to annihilate in short order.
5.Are you traditionally or self-published? I am with Booktrope Publishing, here’s a link to explain what team publishing is: http://booktrope.com/booktrope-publishing/teams/
6. What was the publishing process like for you? Any advice to aspiring authors? Writing your book is only the often-gruelling first step. Then comes editing, proofreading, formatting, publication—and the scariest and most difficult part of all—marketing! The process is terrifying, nerve-racking, exhilarating, frustrating, satisfying… I could go on and on. The only advice I can give is: write because you must. Everything that follows is necessary if you want readers. Readers are a gift.
7.What has been your highlight since becoming a published author? Readers and their reviews. Whenever someone takes the time to sit down and read my work and express their thoughts, I feel fortunate.
8.Can you share a little of your most recent book with us, including genre and targeted audience Every Big & Little Wish
My publisher categorizes the novel as YA. But I like to add Coming of Age into the mix because I have found the story appeals to teens and adults alike.
9.What tip would you give to new authors when trying to build a fan-base / get followers and market their books? (What to do and what not to do.) Do not, I repeat, do not scream BUY MY BOOK from the rafters. Build a platform, set up a website, blog, join Twitter, Facebook, Google + and whatever other Social Media you can make time for. Develop relationships. Be generous with your time. There are plenty of advice-givers out there, be careful who you listen to. Rachel Thompson is my go-to for marketing tips. http://badredheadmedia.com/
10.How long on average does it take you to write a book? Anywhere between four years and nine months, so far anyway.
11.Tell us about the book cover/s, how the designing came about, whether you had much input etc. My talented husband is a creative director with a background in graphic design. He has signed on with Booktrope Publishing as a cover artist. We work together on the covers for my books. I have the luxury of contributing input, and I have plenty of opinions (poor guy.)
12.Apart from writing, what do you do in your spare time? Honestly, I don’t have much spare time. I garden a bit. I recharge by going to the beach for a few days (where I am able to write in peace and quiet.)
Website and blog: http://www.ecmooreauthor.com/
Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/e.c.mooreauthor/
Pinterest Page for Every Big & Little Wish http://ow.ly/U98Ur
Late spring 1970—Seventeen year old Jacy Wilbert makes the fateful decision to knock on Neil Wilder’s door. How could she know it was the wrong door?
Every Big & Little Wish is the story of a girl caught between a cheating father and a panic-stricken mother. Contact with the Wilder family leads to obsession and danger.