It's that crazy time of the week again, Six Question Saturday! Today author Tyffani Clark Kemp steps up to the plate to answer my infamous Six Questions as part of her Beasty Blog Tour.
Was there a certain book or author that inspired you to write?
I started writing in the sixth grade. I was in love with Ryan Gosling on Young Hercules and thought if I could just write my own episode and meet him we could get married and live happily ever after. I now know, that's not the case, but I still love to write.
Do you plan out your novel or just fly by the seat of your pants?
I fly by the seat of my pants, but I usually know in my head the three or four main points of the story. Then I just connect the dots.
How do you edit?
With much trepidation and complaining. lol I hate editing. It just makes me want to poke my eyes out. I do a read through, then I send it off to betas. When I get it back I scroll through their comments and make changes as I see fit. Then I do a final read through.
Did you build a platform before releasing a book?
I am starting to learn exactly what that means. I haven't really in the past, but I am with my newer works. I see how important it is to get the word out first. Build that anticipation so people know what's coming.
How have you found the right readers for you?
I don't know. I just put my stuff out there in every way I know how and hope it gets into the right hands. I'm not sure exactly how to find the right reader since reading is so subjective.
If you could start all over, what would you do differently?
I'm not sure...I don't know if, at this point, I would do anything differently. Maybe a little more research and try to understand the importance of building a platform prior to release. Other than that, I'm having too much fun to want to do things differently. And with this industry, you kind of get a chance to do that with each new release anyway.