Hello Rachael, thank you so much for joining us.
Is this your first published book?
What’s it called?
Which age group?
Is it a series or standalone?
Are you an agented author?
Which publisher snapped up your book?
How involved have you been in the whole publishing process of your book?
Do you have another job?
Did you receive many, if any, rejections prior?
What created/what were you doing or watching when the first idea for this book sneaked up on you?
How long did you plot/plan until you started writing it?
Once you started, did the story flow naturally or did you have to step in and wrestle it into submission?
How many drafts did you write before you let someone read it? Who was that someone?
Did you employ an editor/proofreader or did you have a critique partner/beta readers before you started querying?
Roughly how many drafts did it take before you sent the manuscript off into the real world?
How many drafts until it was published?
Has the book changed dramatically since the first draft?
Are there any parts you’d like to change even now?
What part of writing do you find the easiest?
What part do you find hardest?
Do you push through writing barriers or walk away?
Eew! How many projects do you have on the go at the same time?
Do you think you’re born with the talent to write or do you think it can be learned?
How many future novels do you have planned?
Do you write other things, such as short stories, articles, blogs, etc?
What’s the highlight of being published so far?
Give me five writing tips that work for you.
And one that doesn't.
Can you give us a clue or secret about the next book?
What question have you always wanted to be asked but never have? What would the answer be?