Author Interview – Nicole Castro

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Author Interview – Nicole Castro.

 

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Please check out my brand new author interview! I’m hi-larious! Oh and my books are pretty cool too. ❤ Happy Friday everyone!

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How do you “keep on keeping on”?

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I’d really like some responses to this.

I am having trouble (already) sticking with this whole ridiculous writing dream thing. It’s such a hard business and damaging to the ego. Seeing people that have far more exposure than I do, far more Facebook likes, far more advertising and budget, have an agent- STRUGGLE- how in the blue hell am *I* supposed to make a name for myself? Let’s just throw this out there too: EL James is worth 15 million dollars. 15 MILLION.

How do you know that you are good enough or even have the potential to be good enough? The unfortunate thing is that you have to be judged by someone else in order to “know” that.

I find myself having anxiety and near panic attacks thinking about it.

KEEP CALM AND (do what)?

On editing…

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It’s hard to edit your own work, but when you are self-publishing and broke, there are little other choices. I am editing a novel that I haven’t read in a while so it isn’t “fresh” in my mind. I think this is the key to looking at something objectively. Also, the book Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Browne and King is a wonderful resource.  (Here)

It’s a terrible feeling to find mistakes in something you have already put out there. I hope people understand why such things occur. We try to make things the best we can but after the 484th time of reading something, your eyes glaze over and you mind turns to mush.

Hopefully, if someone were truly interested in picking up an author, they would see the potential in the the writing, not that the spell check failed. Maybe I have rose colored glasses on though…

So, just do the best you can and fix mistakes as they are noted. No one is perfect, as hard we try to be! We can only do what we can do.

Are series books a must now?

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I feel like so many books are part of a series now. Books are like potato chips because you can’t have just one!! I guess this is a good thing if you hook your readers but are there still people that want stand alone books? I was told that I should do this, and I could with what I write, but it just kind of seems like a scam to me. What are your thoughts?