Lola Jaye is the author of five books. Lola's first novel By the Time You Read This…was published in the USA and UK. Followed by a self help Quick Read called Reaching for the Stars… How to Make your Dreams Come True and another novel; While You Were Dreaming (available in the UK and online). Her passion for writing started at a young age, where she would write weekly stories when she was around ten years old. Lola’s books have been published in the UK, USA, Germany, Serbia and Korea.
You have written four books and one new book that is out now (June 1st) as ebook and hardback (the paperback edition will be released 21st September), Orphan Sisters, tell us how do you manage to keep writing?
Writing is about staying motivated even when sitting at the computer is the last thing you want to do! It's so easy to get distracted by the conveniences of modern life. I recently wrote an article on this very subject and you can read it here. The trick is to stay focused and always remind yourself WHY you need to finish this book. Is it a lifelong dream? Is this a story which MUST be told?
Where is your favorite spot to write? And why?
In the UK I generally sit at my desk in my living room with the television out of sight (don't need another distraction). But in Atlanta where I lived for three years, I sat in a lovely little bubble tea shop and wrote everyday. The hustle and bustle didn't seem to disturb me at all. However, now I'm back in England and in my living room, I need total silence!
What is your favorite part of writing?
The beginning (first draft) stage- when everything just flows. I'm actually in that space now as I write book six and I'm really enjoying it. Half way through the book (about 40,000 words) I will probably experience a slump and all I will want to do is watch TV!
How do you come up with the titles of your books?
To be honest, I always start off with a working title for each of my books and change them later on. Orphan Sisters was originally titled 'In Search of my Sisters.'
What are you writing at the moment?
I am writing a saga which starts in the 1940's and spans 30 years. That's all I can say at the moment as I am still on the first draft and anything can change with these characters!
What do you read and how often do you read?
I read as much as I can but not enough. I truly believe a good writer can only ever improve by constantly writing and reading. I don't just stick to books in my genre- I like to be as widely read as possible whether this be with the classics, dystopian or young adult.
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By : Admin | Author Interview
2017-06-06 [ 01:16:37]