About Jaime Lorie Goza:
I am a wife and mother, first and a full time writer, second. I have always loved to tell stories and when I started having children, I found that I was pretty good at making up stories to tell them as I put them in bed. I started college, a little bit later than most. I waited for all of my children to get in school, before I began to further my education. I am now very proud to say that I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I found that I really loved to research and actually liked to write the essays that there were so many of.
I began to write, because I was sitting for many hours each day, in the middle of nowhere, as I was working in the oil field industry and watched over crews. There was so much down time, that I found myself playing on my computer and one day I thought to myself that I wanted to write a short story and see how that went. I turned the short story into three full sized books and have not stopped writing since then. I have stopped doing that job and now work as a writer and have an office at my house.
What inspires you to write?
Reading other books, watching movies and even listening to music can inspire me to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
I often begin with an outline, but my most recent writing endeavors have been more of a flying by the seat of my pants creations. I am loving writing screenplays and have found that using Final Draft 9 makes it easier than ever to get one from idea to finished product, quickly.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I have written as though I am the main character. In those stories I listen to what my inner voice tells me. My latest stories are written in the narrative voice. I run dialogues through my head and then type them out. I run them through the Ginger program to see how they sound when spoken out loud, before I decide if they stay as is or have to be changed.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just do it, if you have a story that haunts you, write it. There is no need to wait.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I thought about traditional publishers and researched them. I found that there were many stories about how inundated the majority of publishing houses were with new author’s books. I decided to self-publish with Createspace and am happy with my decision.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that it is full of change and I am hopeful that the changes will make it easier for new authors to get their books read, that is the goal that we all have, after all.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Horror
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print