Sunday, May 5, 2013

Interview with L.D. Davis

L.D. Davis is a member of the South Jersey Writers Group and a published author. Her book, Accidently on Purpose is a best seller and after reading it, I'm not only a big follower of Ms. Davis, but I highly recommend the book. So join me now as L.D. tells us what's up in her writing corner.
Tell us a little about yourself

 I always hate these open ended "tell us about yourself" questions. I always feel like I'm bragging, but if you insist....I live in and grew up in South Jersey. I am married with five kids, and as fantastic as they all are, they drive me up a wall and make me pull my hair out! I have been writing since I was able to form written sentences, but last year I finally followed my dream and published the novel Accidentally On Purpose and the novella Pieces Of Rhys.


What inspires you to write?

Real life, I guess. Mine, yours, his and hers. Music is also a big inspiration. I can hear a song and a story will play out in my head.I can get a novel idea, if you will, from the smallest details around me.


What was the inspiration for this book?

There are some real life aspects to the book, but the idea popped into my head one night on my work to slave work at a giant retailer to not be named. I heard a song Ready To Start by  Arcade Fire and a couple of hours later on my first break I started writing. The weird thing is that the song really does not have much to do with the end result.


Did you go traditional publisher or self publisher?

I never tried the traditional route. I didn't know how. Self publishing seemed like less of a hassle and I'd be able to keep my work as I wanted, sans the editorial issues.

How much do you rely on Social Media to promote yourself and your book?

 Apparently, social media is extremely important. I get yelled at because I don't post enough on Facebook. I don't tweet enough. I don't blog enough. Im getting better, but I need to pick it up.

What advice would you give to a new writer?

Edit. Edit. Edit. Edit again. When you're finished, edit it again. Don't stop editing, even when you think you are finished. Don't let others dictate to you how they think YOUR book should be written. If they don't like it and want to change it, let them write their own book. Protect your work, keep it secret, keep it safe! Share only enough to entice.

L.D. thank you so much for doing this interview, and I know our readers will want to head out and buy your book.

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