First and foremost I am a mother. It may be somewhat old-fashioned to say something like that in this day and age, but I feel more fulfilled with the happiness of my children than I ever had doing anything else. My professional career has flowered in the software industry. I started at R&D and moved on to senior management and later into independent entrepreneurship. I was completely engrossed in my career until my first child was born. It was a life changing event for me, changing my priorities completely and making me realize that I want to become a full time mother. My children have been the main engine of my personal growth ever since, through the joys and challenges of parenting. I have invested my creativity in finding fun and effective ways to teach my kids to overcome their challenges successfully and aim at fulfillment. Encapsulating these ideas with imagination and putting them into words and rhymes – is what I love to do.
What inspires you to write?
I wrote this book in the midst of a very trying time in my life. At one of the very low point, where everything seemed without hope, the little girl in this story suddenly smiled inside my head and the rhymes and images soon started flowing after that. All I had to do was to write everything down and create the illustrations from the images that played vividly inside my head.
“A Wonderful Day To Smile And To Dare”, is about a little girl who decides to face her fears (lurking monsters) with a smile.
The story is aimed at empowering children, encouraging them to use courage and humor to overcome fears and difficulties instead of feeling powerless to change them.
Looking back, it is clear to me that this book came into being when I decided to empowered myself and pull myself out of my difficulties – with a smile. 🙂
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m definitely an outliner… but here and there, I get whole sentences coming out of nowhere and I drop everything I do to nail them down. I also get snapshots of the visual properties of the characters.
I use everything I can to outline, scribbling on pieces of paper, white board, notebook. I use PowerPoint sometimes at the later stages just to organize everything to see the entire picture.
When the plot starts to make sense I put some nice music on, a glass of wine and start rhyming the story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters talk to me. I can actually hear their voices playing in my head.
There is not much of a dialogue, my characters basically dictate to me who they are and what they’re up to…
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t try to control the writing process. Steer it gently from time to time if it goes in too many directions. Other than that – let it flow, even if it does not seem to go where originally intended. You may be surprised and delighted to find a whole new adventure 🙂
I do the clipping and cutting at the end in the editing phase.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have decided to publish my book independently. I want to own the rights of my books and I feel that the creation process does not stop when the book is finished but goes on into publishing and marketing my book.
As an Indie author, my best advice to fellow indies is to learn how to be independent.
Know how to get the resources you need, find out how to promote your book, and take all aspects of writing, editing, publishing and marketing very seriously.
Even if you pay others to do promotion for example, do it yourself at least once to know what is required, so you will have better control and can supervise the work efficiently.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the future of publishing is definitely in Ebooks, they are cheaper, they can be transported everywhere almost immediately and they can become interactive. Paper books will become rare, in time, and this is a good thing, especially from an environmental point of view.
This means that instead of the publishing houses that we are used to see, other entities will emerged to provide services for indie authors. They will be less focused on distribution and marketing in the traditional media and more focused on new media marketing and other supporting services for indie authors such as – editing, formatting etc.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
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