Interview with Adam Luke

Describe your desk
Well! pretty interesting question; nowadays with technology working desk is simply mobile. Every snippet of information is inside the tiny cache memory chip of laptop (see desktop is facing extinction) or cellphone. So! my desk could well be my lap. a balustrade to lean on, dinning table, somebody's nape and anywhere which is spaciousness to place my laptop. Come to think about it, my desk is actually the cache memory chip.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As a matter of fact; nothing had motivated me; it just so happened. Ok! Let me try to give an example....(thinking). Ok! at the age of about forty. I was kind of obese.You know, work, supper,entertainment. One day, a poster of half marathon attracted my attention. I remembered my last completion was twenty years ago. I thought I would never had that achievement till next life. Anyway, I had done it. So! there was simply overwhelm manifestation before, after and during the race. I asked myself, "Why don't I write it down?" Since then, I began jotting down whim of afflatus.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The moment I key in the clause "The End" on the last page. Imagine you have spend all the time planning, arranging, changing, reading and repeat the process again and agin. Until one final moment you just simply tell yourself "Ok! enough is enough." You have told what you need to tell, this is the final piece of work.
Where did you come from? How does it affect your story?
I came from Singapore. I had always been appreciative to have my childhood born and raised in those days; the sixties. There was no tinge of fear, apprehension, worry or whatsoever to fret you. We don't care about grade especially folks were illiterate.We don't interfere with house work chores, Mom had that as permanent employment. It so happened that there was always one "Indian chief". That is the protagonist of the saga Go Astray. As for me, I was ....... well! you have to buy my book.
What are you working on next?
I would be inserting one of my short stories which is half way through. The title is Destiny, it contained about five to six thousand words. Then, I will return to complete my edition on the first draft of the sequel of Go Astray; the title is Chrysalis, it also contained thirty thousand words The next item on the pipeline is to complete the edition on the first draft of the final sequel of Go Astray; the title is Congeal, it also contained about thirty thousand words. After that, I have already adumbrated the blurb for about five to six short stories, each contains about five to six thousand words.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I get out of bed to get things done. The inspiration is appreciating the work done. Work is like the frying pan; it required to be scrubbed consistently. Else, the scale will simply congeal to from an adamant debris that no amount of work would be able to restore the condition. What more can we expect to see a spick and span or grimy and tarnish.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I used to love reading in the good old days. Although I still read, but there are additional amusements to edify my leisure. That is watching Movie.
What is your writing process?
Usually I would have started by devising a workable synopsis. It should have contained at least a start, a viable ending and at least fifty to sixty percent of the process. I am simply uncomfortable without a draft of the outlined. After that I would start to scribble the first draft. The principal of my first draft is simply write the shit out of my mind, just scrawl whatever whim that flashes across. Upon completion, I will begin the tedious process of editing. During edition, I will check for grammar, sentence structure, choice of words, paragraph, punctuation. Finally, proof reading is the last process.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has implemented a very flexible system for self publishing author especially a first timer. As a novice author, we often not sure what to expect. Although we have to manage everything by ourself including a cover design, that also gives us ample space to fathom what is required to publish a book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was not sure whether this is the first story which I had read. The fairy tale Hansel and Gretel was certainly indelible over a period of time in childhood. It was an appalling experience to empathize two young child straggled in the stark forest.
How do you approach cover design?
My basic principal is to design the cover in accordance to the theme of the story. It should have an impact of an abstract of the entire story. Just by a look, the cover shall present a vague idea with the most conspicuous character or compendium of the saga.
Published 2013-09-11.
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Books by This Author

Heyday of Go Astray
Series: Go Astray, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,090. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The story began in our jolly childhood. Ah Pid was my best friend. Although we were born in the same year; he was born with an innate ability to be better than anyone else. I reckoned that the entire childhood would never be the same without him. If not because of that particular incident; he might have achieved the goal in life. In contrary, I would never have a chance to emulate.