Gina: Why did you become an author?
Em: It is the only thing I can do and not become bored with it. I’ve always wanted to be everything and do a little bit of it all, and writing gives me that opportunity. I’ll admit writing down my thoughts and feelings in story format is therapeutic as well.
Gina: What genre of books do you like to write?
Em: ROMANCE! I love, love. The strength and pain we get from our bonds with others is magical and sometimes it takes wonderful connections that can be limitless.a story to show us that. Right now I’m stuck on Reverse Harem novels.
Gina: What is your inspiration for the current book or series you are writing?
Em: My current story was inspired by a song, “Woman Like Me” by Little Mix, but the main inspiration was based on women who are different from the mold of “perfect princess”. I wanted a story where normal men accepted normal women, and none of them were how we expected them to be.
Gina: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Em: A plantser actually. I plot at the beginning - an outline, character profiles, my main and side plots highlighted…and then I deviate every time. I’ll outline multiple times throughout the story as it changes, most of the time because of the characters decisions.
Gina: Do you have any quirks or habits when your writing?
Em: I listen to rainymood and drink coffee to be completely relaxed. A funny quirk I have though, is that I’ll get up multiple times while writing and walk through the house before coming back to the computer. It happens more often when the characters are making me laugh or cringe. I just need a moment away from them at that point.
Gina: Have you had any setbacks becoming an author yourself?
Em: I have. I released my first novel in August of last year; it took me six months to write it. Well, needless to say, it tanked, badly. I couldn’t justify my time and costs for my failure, but I couldn’t walk away from my passion without trying again either. I release my second novel on February 29th, 2020 and am expecting better results. If not, I’ve definitely had fun trying and made my peace with that. :)
Gina: What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a writer?
Em: Do it for yourself and you’ll find joy in writing. Writing is different for everyone - each story has its own voice, each author has their own way - but without a passion for your work, you’ll burn out and find more excuses than inspiration. So find your passion and write for yourself, the work will show your effort.
Gina: What is some of the best advice or inspiration you have received from another author?
Em: “You can’t please everyone.” This one is so simple, but so very powerful in its truth. Everyone is different and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Gina: What goals have you set for yourself in the future?
Em: To write. It’s that simple at this stage for me. I can hope to be great, to be followed, to be known for my work, but I just need to focus on writing at this stage. Maybe I’ll be someone one day, maybe I’ll be invisible, but I’ll enjoy the journey no matter.
Gina: How do you want readers to see your work?
Em: You know the iconic image of the light passing through a prism? I want my work to be the prism and the readers interpretation to be the light. I want a rainbow of representations and daydreams that far surpass my own to be inside my written work.
Gina: What should a reader expect to see from your next novel?
Em: My next novel will be the start to a new series that is a different take on the Reverse Harem genre that I love. In every novel my readers can expect bonds that are forged through trials, a different view on the world through something small (it’ll be different each time), and an openness to ideas that I hope we can all achieve one day.
Gina: Is there anything you would like to share with your readers?
Em: One of the harshest truths I learned growing up, is that the monsters look just like we do. It was at that time that I also learned the heroes do as well. Everyone gets to choose their path, and change it at will, not just in stories. I guess what I am saying, is that anything is truly possible. The only thing we can’t change, is another’s choice - that goes both ways too. :)
Gina: When will your next book be coming out?
Em: February 29th, 2020
Gina: Thank you for your interview today.
Em:Thank you for having me!
Check out Em Pitts first release now. Witch My Crazy Works has reviews coming in and they are all five stars.