Kate wraps up her five part interview here on The Write Time.
Here is where she has been this week:
Part 1 @ Terri Bruce – http://www.terribruce.net on Wednesday, March 20th
Part 2 @ T.W. Fendley - http://twfendley.com/ on Thursday, March 21st
Part 3 @Emily LaBonte - http://emlabonte.blogspot.com/
Part 4 @ Sandra Ulbrich Almazon - http://ulbrichalmazan.
Part 5 @ Dean C. Rich - http://deanswritingtime.
Words of Wisdom
- Tell us about your route to success – where there any bumps and bruises along the way?
When I decided to build a career as a writer, I didn’t know anything. The plan seemed daunting. I quickly learned it’s not just about writing a book. It’s about so many other things. Connecting with bloggers. Connecting with fellow authors. Marketing yourself. Editing until you don’t think you can edit anymore. Facing rejection. Like A LOT of rejection. And the waiting. That’s the hardest part, all the waiting. Even when you’re published already, there’s still a lot of waiting involved.
- Why did you decide to go with an indie publisher? Did you use/do you have an agent?
I used to have an agent. It didn’t work out. But it was the best thing to ever happen to me because I started getting yeses from the indie publishers I submitted to. Now all my books have homes and I can’t wait to share all of them with you.
- What tools are must-haves for writers?
Patience. Lots of it. Remember all the waiting I mentioned above? It’s going to test your patience to the limit. Writing is a marathon, not a sprint. J
- Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you! The greatest joy for me is sharing my work with all of you. The characters in my head would not make their way into the world without you reading their stories.
- What are your current / future project(s)?
I just finished writing the sequel to Reaping Me Softly called Unreap My Heart. You have to meet Balthazar in that book. I’m also working on a super secret project that comes out in the summer. Can’t talk much about it, but I’ve been having a blast. Lots more books to come. Make sure to follow me on twitter for the latest scoop. Visit my blog too. I give the dish there.
- Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Dream big and follow through. Life’s too short not to be doing something that makes you happy to wake up in the mornings and excited to go to bed just so you can do it all over again. *hugs*
On the web
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Evangelista/165693410143202
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5752810.Kate_Evangelista
Reaping Me Softly: http://www.amazon.com/Reaping-Me-Softly-ebook/dp/B009YHPQFE/
Smashwords: None that I know of. *laughs*
Reaping Me Softly: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reaping-me-softly-kate-evangelista/1113005064?ean=9781623429119
The Book Depository
Reaping Me Softly: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Reaping-Me-Softly-Kate-Evangelista/9781623429119
What format is your book(s) available in (print, e-book, audio book, etc.)?
Print and ebook