Michael Weekly

mikeyBio: Michael believes he is a mad scientist experimenting with his own imagination. He enjoys world building and having alluring conversations with his stubborn characters.

He is your author of The Mystical Trilogy, Casso and TESTED. Specializing in many genres such as Fantasy, Urban Fiction, Dystopian, Young and New Adult. Most of his inspirations come from fairy-tales, music, and his curious what ifs.

You can find him anywhere to snuggling in a comfy seat with hot cocoa Netflix binging, or taking a soothing walk along the forest lines. Possibly diving in a tank with sharks, but that would be too insane.

He is a shopaholic east coaster living in Virginia with his fury companion Coco.

Where the two live happily ever after.

1.What got you into writing / what made you sit down and actually start something? After reading the Twilight Saga, Vampire Academy and Carrie Jone’s Need series. I immediately thought, maybe I could do this? Maybe I could write my own book. So I did, and here we have Mystical today.

2.What is a usual writing day like for you, how is it structured? I usually lay down on my bed and just write away. I have this ambiance app on my phone, where I can listen to rain, so that usually helps me a ton too!

3.Do you get writers block? If so, how do you overcome it? I rarely get writer’s block. I tend to find myself getting stuck on books I don’t care to finish. I stopped writing books I feel forced to, and started writing books I enjoyed. This cured the disease of writer’s block.

4. Are you a plotter or pantser when it comes to writing a story? I do not plot, outline, brainstorm or whatever you may call it. I think of the ending of a story, and I work my way up to it from the beginning.

5.Are you traditionally or self-published? Traditionally.

6. What was the publishing process like for you? Any advice to aspiring authors? It was easy for me because I pitched my book when my series was complete. I’ve just recently decided to rewrite some scenes in the second book. I’ve also decided to add another book to my series. Advice, write what you want to write. Don’t follow trends, if you’re going to follow them; tweak them. Authors face rejections half the time when they pitch to agents, it happens, you’ll be fine.

7.What has been your highlight since becoming a published author? Receiving my cover and getting to work with a professional editor.

8.Can you share a little of your most recent book with us, including genre and targeted audience? Right now I’m working on the third book in my Mystical series. It’s an Urban Fantasy about witches who don’t have powers, and broomsticks that don’t fly.

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.) I do not advertise too much, you don’t want to come off barky in a potential reader’s face. I promote my book every other hour. There needs to be a specific space in time when you post. Check out Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram! These have a great audience for you.

10.How long on average does it take you to write a book? It takes me about 3 months to complete a book.

11.Tell us about the book cover/s, how the designing came about, whether you had much input etc.  I didn’t have much input, I wanted the guy changed because I didn’t feel like he portrayed my character well. That’s it, it was easy.

12.Apart from writing, what do you do in your spare time? Eat. Sleep. Repeat

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