Interview with Kylie Jude

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My novels. Each book I write has a message for people, and I feel like I need to have that message heard before I die. If I do nothing else in life, I just want to get my books out there. This is my destiny. So, every morning I force myself up to get back to work on my novels. Because dreams don't just happen. It takes work.
Describe your desk
I don't have one. I guess my laptop and cellphone are my desks. I have a painful nerve disease called sciatica, so I have to either write lying in bed on my back, or leaning back in a special chair on the porch. So my laptop and cellphone have both been very useful for that. That is also why it takes me so long to finish a book. But trust me, I am trying!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm usually working on illustrations for my novels, or writing music to go with my novels, or editing book trailers together. And sometimes I'll do illustrations and music for fun, as well as the occasional music video based on my favorite movies, shows, and video games. And I'll occasionally play video games too (mostly Bioware).
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sort of. It was a fantasy novel. I wrote it when I was around eleven years old. I think it won an award or two, but I don't think it was ever published. I barely remember it now, but what I do remember, I will be incorporating into a new fantasy novel, after I finish my scifi novels (which will technically be my first).
What is your writing process?
I put on my headphones and listen to music until images come to me. I see it more like a movie in my mind, and then I write based on that. Without music, I probably wouldn't be a writer. Almost everything I write is inspired by music.
Published 2014-05-22.
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