Today, I have the privilege of interviewing one of the kindest, most thoughtful people on Twitter. If you’re not already following Carmen, I recommend you hop over to Twitter asap and do just that. Follow her here
MN: What is one thing about you that no one knows.
Dorian let out a saddened sigh. This anti-vampiric group had been notorious for centuries and while there were plenty of vampires who were rogue, there were many others who were not the bloodthirsty monsters that the group made them out to be. Dorian was saddened by the death of Alessandra but he was more angry than anything. Her sweet nature got her killed, and Dorian couldn’t wait to find the bastard who was the reason behind her dying. His mind was also going back to the woman in his dreams. He had to know who she was, or why was she so important to him in some way that she would appear every night to him. He planned on figuring out that mystery soon. He simply had to know more about this mysterious maiden.
MN: I’d read this.
CA: That makes me so happy to hear and I want to finish this book that much more now.
MN: Awesome. Don’t forget me when it’s done. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer and what’s the most difficult challenge you face as a writer?
CA: To be honest, I’m not sure when I knew that I wanted to be a writer. I’ve been writing since I was a child and I was always jotting down notes and ideas in my many notebooks (I still do that today actually LOL). I mainly wrote for myself and for English classes, but now I want to share the many stories in my head with others.
The most difficult challenge I have with writing is pushing through my perfectionism, especially in the beginning of the story. I want every line to be amazing and have perfect grammar, and I have to remind myself even that it’s okay for your drafts to be imperfect. You have to write the story right then, and then you can worry about editing and perfecting the story as best as you can later.
MN: This is the best advice. It’s difficult to get past the fact that no one will ever write a perfect first draft.
CA: It really is, but you have to push through the perfectionist attitude and just get the words on the paper.
MN: Yes! If the queen asked you to pick out five books, what authors/books would you choose?
CA: The recommendations I would give the queen would be:
- Into the Dark Woods: Bound to a Vampire by Grey Francis
- Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- The Last True Vampire by Kate Baxter
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
MN: Do you favor male or female main character’s in your writing?
MN: If you had to write a story based on an island, which island would you choose?
CA: If I could write a story based on an island, I would choose either Curacao or Easter Island. I have traveled to Curacao before and the island is absolutely beautiful, and Easter Island is a location that I would love to learn more about and place a character or two there.
MN: That is very cool. I’ve never been to either island. I think it would be fascinating to learn about them. Would you place a character there by research alone or would you prefer to visit it yourself first?
CA: In a perfect world I would love to visit the location myself, but if not, then I would do a ton of research to get my destination as realistic on the page as I can.
MN: Good answer. I understand that. What’s the longest it has taken you to write a book?
CA: My WIP is my first full length book that I am trying to write and it has been close to a year with this project. I will be able to better answer this one once I finish, please forgive me Mikki.
MN: No problem at all. I understand. It took me nearly six years. I’m wishing you the best with your first novel.
CA: Thank you so much Mikki. You’re such a sweetheart.
MN: Have or would you ever team up with another author on a story?
CA: I have not co-written a book with another author but I would love to one day. There are sooooo many talented authors that I would love to collaborate with.
MN: Would you give up writing books for your own TV series?
CA: Can I have both please?? *Smiley face* As tempting as it would be to have a TV series I could not give up writing. I have too many ideas that are bursting to get out…but if I could write the scripts for my TV show then that would be a dream =^_^=
MN: No one says you can’t. Why stop at one? One of my favorite quotes is “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” It’s never too late to reach a goal and a goal is never too big.
CA: That quote is brilliant. You won’t mind if I borrow that one day will you? That quote is one that everyone should live by and use it to inspire you to only want the absolute best.
MN: No, I don’t mind. It’s from an unknown person. That’s the only part that sucks. Yes, it truly is inspiring. Where’s the weirdest spot you’ve ever written?
CA: I don’t think I have written in any weird place. I wrote poolside once but that is more relaxing than weird.
MN: True. Can you tell us some authors we should look out for?
MN: You know you’re the sweetest person ever and yes, these ladies are lovely. Thanks for the recommendations and thank you for including me with this group of awesome writers. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you better.
CA: Same to you Mikki. You’re the best as well and an absolute joy to us all.
MN: You are the best.
As you can see, Carmen is one of the sweetest people on Twitter. If only we could all bestow this badge upon her. By the power (not) vested in me, I now pronounce Carmen Adams ‘the sweetest person on Twitter’.
Until next time,
A Clumsy Writer