Today I bring you my first author interview! (Rather late. Sorry Jocelynn!)
Jocelynn Babcock wears many hats as a writer, but as a novelist she writes paranormal mystery/supernatural magical realism. Within her books you can find psycics, ghosts, and witches. Here is what she had to say:
What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
Discovering what the MC’s goal was moving forward. In Volume I, she didn’t want to regain her memory. This second book felt wrong continuing that trend, but I wanted her to not fit that stereotypical amnesiac who is driven to regain their memory.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Every choice brought me to this moment. I may wish I had believed in myself and started my career at an earlier age, but then I would not be in the here and now. So, I would silently smile at my younger self because I know something they don’t know.
What is your favourite motivational phrase.
I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Write everyday. It doesn’t have to be for a long time. It doesn’t have to be a book or story. Write something with purpose everyday.
If you hired someone else to format your work, how did you select them and what was your experience?
I asked my cover designer to recommend a formatter. For the print version, the two go together, so best have two people who have put their products together before.
Jocelynn Babcock hates talking about herself in third person, but loves reading and writing third person narratives. A typical writer, she’ll tell you she created books with her grandma’s yarn as a child and grew up to marry an engineer (as all writers do). She lives in the Channeled Scablands where the fine line between sanity and not is an outlet for idle hands.
Her debut novel MANTIC: The Eyes of March is available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and others: