Interview with C.S. Wadlington

What are you working on next?
I'm working on rewrites for my second novel Free. Also I've started a third book, but the first draft.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm inspired to get out of bed each day because of God's love and guidance and the love I have for life. My life includes my son, family, great friends and the stories in my head that I want to share with the world.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is spur of the moment and calculated. Usually a story comes into my mind and I write a note to myself. If the thought regarding the story is something I keep thinking about, I take the next step and write a brief summary. After that, I write a short description about the main characters. Last is a summary with three acts. While I'm writing I look at the summary once in a while to see if there are any changes I want to make in case the story is going in a different direction. It seems like a lot of work, but it really isn't. It's like a personal guideline for me to make sure the story flows right and the characters seem as real as possible.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I saw others publishing their books and doing what they loved. I wanted to do the same and share my stories with everyone. Also I'm able to have more input into how I want to do things.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is creating life like characters and telling their stories through my novels.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are really important to me. One of the reasons I write is for them to enjoy and escape into what I have created on paper. I'm humbled to even know someone is a fan of anything I write and that makes me feel good. I'm thankful for my fans.
Do you see yourself writing only books in the future?
I love writing books but I'm definitely open to freelance writing which I'm looking into now. I also would like to explore script writing.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords gave me the opportunity to publish first and now I have a voice in the writing world. I'm grateful for the platform Smashwords has provided.
Published 2013-09-15.
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Books by This Author

Falling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,360. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Nycole Spencer's life appears picture perfect. She has family that loves her, a booming career and total control of everything. Nycole's life changes forever when she meets a southern gentleman, Blake Ellis. Nycole's past and Blake's present take their lives into a dark path that neither expected and it jeopardizes the possibility of them being together.