I write New Adult Suspense that takes readers into the unknown, incorporating New Age, Paranormal, & Mythology. I’m also a Pet Servant, Blogger, YouTuber, Lightworker, Photographer, and Editor.
- When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? JW: I’ve loved writing since high school, when I took a journalism class on a whim. I mostly focused on journalism and other non-fiction writing until 2010 when my husband (fellow author CP Bialois) talked me into going to a writing group he wanted to check out. I had a lot of fun writing a story for the group, so I stuck with it.
- How long does it take to write your book(s)? JW: It depends. Most of my stuff gets written during NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNo WriMo and JuNoWriMo, so usually a month or less. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been writing more outside those months. This can take a month, or several months, depending on what else is going on.
- What is your work schedule like when writing a book? JW: Since I do some editing and recapping/fiverr stuff on the side, I usually end up writing during the weekends. Telenovelas are huge #musefuel for me, so I’m usually writing in the evening when I’m watching them (or sometimes during the day, when we decide to head to the library or something for a change of pace).
- Where do you get your ideas or information for your book? JW: The telenovelas I mentioned earlier are huge for that. Something about the crazy drama gets my muse going. Other times, I’ll find a writing prompt online, or hear a song that inspires something. My interest in things like meditation and reincarnation also gets the muse going.
- When did you write your first book? JW: I wrote my first, The Life and Times of No One in Particular, during NaNoWriMo 2011.
- What do you do when you’re not writing? JW: I love reading, singing, taking walks, meditation.
- What does your family think of your writing? JW: CP and I are definitely supportive of each other’s writing, which is a great help.
- What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books? JW: That sometimes the muse knows better than me.
- How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? JW: I’ve released 12 so far, have six more done between my two series and other works in those words, and I have probably another 10 or so between the short novellas and other things still sitting on my computer. My favorite has definitely been my #lightworkerseries, because it’s taken me to some crazy places and pushed me a bit emotionally.
- Any tips/suggestions on getting started? JW: I think the best advice is just get started. The only warning I’d give there is to make sure you’re doing it for the love of writing, and make sure you don’t get too bogged down with the tons of ‘how-to-write’ stuff online. Some of that information may not work for you and might just end up scaring you off.
- What do you think makes a good story? JW: Passion for the work, for sure. You can sort of tell when someone is just writing a certain story because they think it’s what will sell right now.
- As a child, What did you want to do when you grew up? JW: I wanted to be like Debbie Gibson. lol. I also wanted to be a reporter.
My website link is JamieLWhite.com.