My passion for writing is well known, but I have always felt, I am not made up of the materials a good writer needs to be successful. So, I started writing blogs which were exclusively about cars and I had some success, but the most important part of writing those blogs was the practice I needed to prepare myself mentally to start writing short stories and maybe one day a novel.
I am there now, and with a lot of encouragement form friends and family, I am putting fingers on the keyboard. To ensure I am on write tracks, I joined number of Twitter writer communities, and magic happened.
I have just under 500 followers, exclusively published writers and people who are on the same journey as myself, hoping to be published authors. I think without them, I be lost, they provide encouragement, tips without asking for anything back.
I decided these wonderful, amazing and talented people need to be heard, louder than before, so I picked up my loudspeaker and shouted, and one little amazing bird answered the call. This is her story.
1.Let’s start by telling our readers a little bit about yourself?
Hi everyone, I’m Destiny Eve. I’m a single mom of three beautiful children and I reside in the brrrific state of Minnesota. I write romantic thrillers but plan to dabble in some other genres including horror and YA in the near future. I also write short stories, flash fiction, and poetry.
2.Why did you pick up writing?
I started writing when I was in elementary school. I fell in love with reading and the idea that I could create my own worlds and characters. It just grew from there.
3.What is the first book that made you cry?
I’m not sure what the first book to make me cry was but one of my favorites that I often re-read that makes me cry every time is The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.
4.Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Writing definitely energizes me. It gives me purpose and helps me to cope with the hardships of life.
5.What is your writing Kryptonite?
My writing Kryptonite is definitely time. As a single mom of three young kids, plus two part time jobs, it’s a challenge to find any time to write.
6.Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym? And if you had to, what name would you choose?
I do write under pseudonym, kind of. It’s my real first name but it’s my middle name instead of my last name. I like the play on words of Eve as in evening, since I write romantic thrillers.
7.You try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
That’s a tough question. I write what I like. I’d say it has elements of originality but also a bit of what readers want.
8.You think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
I don’t necessarily think that a writer needs to feel emotions more strongly, but they do need to have an above average understanding of emotions in order to portray compelling and believable characters.
9.What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I’m friends with a lot of writers from #WritingCommunity on Twitter. We all encourage one another, offer feedback, and generally show our support. They’ve been invaluable to me gaining my confidence as a writer.
10.You want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
All of my works (present and future) are stand alone with very little connection to one another. Some of them even hop genres.
11.What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
This is an easy one. I absolutely love Arcadia by Jonathan D. Clark. He’s a brilliant writer and the book is mind-blowing.
12.Any parting comments?
I’d like to pass down some words of wisdom to all aspiring writers. Novels are written one chapter, one page, one paragraph, one sentence, one word at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed by the task at hand, just write. You’ll get there. Turn off the voice that says you can’t and chase your dream.
Right now my work is only available on Wattpad (link below), but that will be changing soon as I am working to self publish my debut novel. For more info on what I’m working on, visit my website at https://t.co/EHjRTQsDg0 or follow me on Twitter @museofdestiny.
Her Heart in Chains – https://t.co/x76cl0hRuW
There we have it, writing is hard, getting published is even harder. However, it should not stop us achieve what we like to do.
Last parting comment to amazing Destiny, thank you for taking the time and doing this interview. I am very excited to see where your journey takes you.