When an email pinged in my inbox from Natasha Lester asking if I would like to come onto her blog and talk about my life as an emerging writer, I almost fell off my chair. Then I quickly told myself to get it together, did a little happy dance and replied to her email with a giant “YES PLEASE!” in the subject line.
Not only am I a mega fangirl of Natasha (her blog is a wealth of information and inspiration for writers of all levels – get onto it!) I was thrilled to be able to share with her my experiences of being an emerging writer, who is working on her first two manuscripts while staring into the scary abyss of uncertainty. In my interview, I discuss the hard bits and the good bits about being an emerging writer, my dreams for the future and my successes thus far. For the first time anywhere, I also share a paragraph from my book, From Meme to You (working title) a modern day romantic comedy about social media mishaps and second chances. You can read it here.
Along with myself, Natasha also chats to A. Suiter Clarke, another emerging writer who is from the U.S. but now lives in Melbourne and is hoping to have her first book published soon too. You should also check out her interview too.
From the outside looking in, the publishing world can feel like a scary place for a wannabe author. Which is why I SO appreciate Natasha taking the time to feature me on her blog and support other writers in the community too. Paying it forward amongst your fellow writers, whether it be retweeting something they’ve shared, leaving a review on Goodreads or commenting on a blog post they’ve written, can make more difference than you know. Moral of the story: share the love, lovely writers!
P.S. Natasha has just published her new novel, A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald. A deliciously evocative love story set in New York during the roaring 1920s, which you should also check out because it’s fabulous!