Welcome back Samantha Young and thank you for stopping by to visit!
So, who gets to read your manuscripts before you submit them?
Before I self-publish a title I have my editor, my mum and a friend read through it. They point out any anomalies, ‘issues’, inconsistencies and anything they might not ‘get’ and together we tighten the novel right up. They’re all very blunt so I’ve developed a pretty thick skin :-p
Do you have a day job? Do you hope that writing will be your full time career in the future?
I am exceptionally blessed. Writing is my full-time career and I hope it continues to be my career long into the future.
What are you working on now?
At present I am working on my new series, Fire Spirits. This series is a YA Paranormal Romance based on the legends of the Jinn. The first novel Smokeless Fire is well into its editing stages and will be released Oct 21st. I have an awesome Smokeless Fire Blog Tour kicking off on Oct 17th-Oct 28th. If you’d like to know more check out http://firespiritsnovels.blogspot.com
What’s your favorite way to procrastinate?
Reading. It’s great because I can also talk myself into believing that it’s not procrastinating (which is totally is) because I generally read YA books and adult paranormal so I just tell myself I’m researching my genre. Hehe.
Where do you do your best writing? Do you like to have certain surroundings?
I don’t really have a singular place where I do my best writing. I do tend to write in my bedroom, however, because I don’t have an office at the moment. All I can say is that I’ve discovered I can’t concentrate if I’m in a messy room. I don’t know what it is but it’s like a messy room seems to equal a messy brain. I’m not really a neat freak either but I definitely need to keep my bedroom tidy if I’m planning on writing.
If you could live in one book for a day, what would it be?
I’d love to live in the world of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I just love the characters and the vampire lore and… well… not to mention the exceptionally delicious men. I know the Strigoi are terrifying so we’ll just pretend it would be book one I’m living in at the academy where they can’t get in (yet). I think it would be so cool to live in an old historical academy where my classes either consist of learning magic or training in martial arts. Plus… there’s always the off chance I’d bump into Dimitri Belikov. Yes please!
Thank you again Samantha and a big thanks to everyone reading!