What began as a mechanism to survive cancer flourished into a successful writing career.
Miss. Eden Glenn, author of the fantasy erotica Dar’kind Promises, turned a hobby into a source of profit. Landing a publishing contract with Rebel Ink Press, she glows with prospects of new releases and more book deals. Read the interview below. Maybe it will be the inspiration you need to finally throw out those novice shoes and become the writing professional you have always dreamed.
Straight from the author’s mouth: Turning the bad into great!
I could write a whole book just to discuss each of these questions. LOL! I’ll give it a try. The hardest part of being a writer is being concise, isn’t it? I will fail miserably, but perhaps I can be entertaining and insightful. Here goes.
1. Can you talk about your journey as a writer?
I started writing in 2005 while battling breast cancer. I had to have something to occupy my thoughts that were NOT the reality of what I was dealing with.
2011 started my career with Rebel Ink Press. I’ve published with them four times now. I have a short novelette coming out 2/3/13 and another 4/17/13. I’m under contract with them for several more shorts in 2013. I’m working toward building a readership. Late in 2013 or 2014 “Dragon’s Mark” will find a real title instead of this working title. It will get an overhaul of edits and become my debut novel with Rebel Ink if they accept it.
2. How long did it take to complete your novel? Can you talk about your writing process?
I write a novel a year. Three to five months to write the draft and the rest of the year to edit and polish.
3. Any editing tips?
I could write a whole blog on editing tips. We’ll have to save that for another
day, or I’ll bore your readers to death. I will give you one writing tip. I learned
this from an interview I read with Hemmingway. WRITE UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.
4. Who are some of your favorite authors, and how have they
inspired your writing?
Everyone I read inspires me. I have an extensive library.
5. What do you love most about the writing industry? What do you dislike?
I love that the industry is wide open with the advent of e-readers. What was
foretold to be a passing fad–Snort–I hate that the industry is wide open with the advent of e-readers.
6. Do you have any other books or new releases that you would wish to talk about?
I have a busy year. 2/3/13 “Dar’kind Promises” the short novella I’m promoting today releases. Two more stories follow that one in 2013. The second, “Dragon’s Unbound” is in edits. It is something a bit like Goldilocks and the three dragons. It’s in draft stage. Not titled yet. On 4/17/13 “Beverly’s Secret” vol 2 in “The Amethyst Desire Collection” comes out. I have stories following in the collection throughout 2013 and 2014. Vol 3 “Phoenix Reborn” is in final edits with me. Vol 4 “Shifter’s (something or other)” Untitled is in the draft stage.
7. If you could share one tip you learned with self-published and traditionally published authors who share the same dream of being a successful author what would it be?
First, write a good story. Then, ruthlessly edit that story until it is well polished. Don’t put some self-published crap up there and use the reviews people post to polish it. Can you tell that is a pet peeve? LOL!
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