Prepare to be dazzled for Poppet's magic is downright, wonderfully intoxicating.
Without further ado, here's the Knight Chills interview with the gifted author, Poppet.
Tell us 3 interesting things about you.
I'm a workaholic.
I'm afraid of failure.
Despite being slender, I love to eat.
Would you say you write specifically for one genre and if not, what’s your favorite genre to write?
I can't say I have a favourite genre, but I do tend to lean toward writing about unusual (possibly dysfunctional) relationships. I like writing emotional roller coasters.
Best and worst part of being a writer?
The best part about being a writer is doing what I love, every day. The worst is the insecurity. It's the writer's responsibility to get an agent / and or / publisher. We are expected to promote ourselves, our novels, and network, whilst simultaneously finding the time to write, review and edit our work. Just the PR is a full time job, and it's often overwhelming. We have to set up our own interviews and book reviews, in some cases even do our own press releases, all while dealing simultaneously with rejection letters for unpublished novels from agents and publishers. It's a very lonely vocation, which often leaves the author feeling daunted and undermined. We don't get praise, we don't get paid until someone's bought the book, we have no way to measure our success or how well we're doing - it's a hard road to travel, but so many authors make it look easy, we just have to remain true to the calling and hope for the best.
Advice to writers?
Focus on your novel with everything you have. Always do your very best, then learn to edit and take criticism. Not everyone will like your work, but when a publisher does, it's the best day of your life.
Interesting story about writing
I don't have one I'm afraid.
Knight Chills thanks Poppet for a wonderful interview. Come back tomorrow to be dazzled with one of her excerpts from her newest book, EXPLOITS.
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A Knight Chills author interview.