The Amazing A.S. Crowder

Hello, Hello fans!

 

I am here with another fabulous author, A.S. Crowder, who recently took the time to answer a few questions.  Check out my interview with her and be sure to pick up her book Evin.

1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.
Evin is a story about a girl who discovers that she’s one of several people chosen to save a magic place called the Forest of Evin. She has to find the other three people who share her destiny and put a stop to whatever power is tearing the Forest apart.
I started writing it when I was finishing up college. I was going through a lot of life changes, and felt a little unmoored. Writing Eva’s journey helped me figure out what was important to me and what I wanted. It also helped me rediscover the love of writing I’d lost in the tumult. It was the first door that opened to other opportunities to grow as a writer.
2. Writing is a difficult endeavor. What makes you continue to write?
Honestly, I don’t know how not to. But also, there are moments in the process that make it worthwhile.
I definitely get discouraged and have to deal with imposter system. I just finished reading through a first draft of my latest WIP.  It’s definitely a hot mess, but there were moments when I was reading it that I thought, “hey, this maybe doesn’t suck too bad”–even moments that I genuinely liked. Those moments keep me going.
Also, my 13-year-old niece said Evin was good. That’s enough to keep me writing for a while.
3. What do you look forward to every day?
I love sitting down with an idea and figuring out what makes it tick. Writing first drafts is fine–it’s a little like entering a fugue state; I get it all out without keeping track. But going back, sifting through the bits and pieces and reshaping them into a story, piecing together who the characters are and what they want–that’s the fun part. Outside of writing, I look forward to things like finding the next book I love, or losing myself in a video game, or snuggling with my cat and dog.
4. How do you define success? What makes you successful?
Success is a moving target for me. I’m always thinking about the next thing I want. First it was finish a draft, then polish, then find a publisher. Now, I’m working on finding representation and working on some projects that are more ambitious than what I’ve written in the past. I guess I’d define success as always driving to get better. A person who’s successful knows what they want, and they work to achieve it.
5. Any tips for a newbie writer?
You have to be bad at something first in order to be good at it. When you first start getting serious about writing, you’re going to have moments when you look at other people’s work and feel inadequate. That’s a normal thing to feel. You can’t compare your early stages to other people’s final product. Keep pressing. Take your time. Writing isn’t a race. You learn and grow on your own time.  It’s like any skill: it takes practice to get better.

Buy link for Evin :

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Follow the author:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorASCrowder

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