Interview with Lizzie Jones

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm not a morning person, so getting out of bed is always a challenge!
However, I love what I do and there's always a whole host of book-related stuff to get done, so once I'm up, it's all systems go!
I am a regular blogger and just love all the interaction and feedback I get through social media - the conversations go on all day.

If I'm struggling for inspiration, I take a long walk along the canal at the end of my street - that always gets the juices flowing again!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a very social animal, so I meet up with friends or other writers most days. You can't beat a good old gossip over coffee and cake!

I love to cook, so pottering round the kitchen creating new recipes is always fun.

Because I eat so much, I also spend a big chunk of my time in the gym - not only does it keep my body in shape, but I find it's great for clearing my mind and helping me come up with new ideas.

I'm just love Social Media. I spend hours everyday on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. I claim it's because it helps raise my writing profile, but in reality, I'm just an addict!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually go on recommendations of friends - we share common tastes, so anything they like is probably good for me too.

I also spend a couple of hours just browsing various sites - once I find a particular author I like, I'll stick with them for a while and pretty much read everything they've written!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was about 5. It was all about a trip to the fair with my grandparents and I got lost.

I guess I've always had that urge to write
What is your writing process?
If I get an idea, I have to sit down right away and get some words onto paper ( or should I say the screen!). This proves particularly challenging in the middle of the night, when I have been known to leap out of bed in the wee small hours and just start bashing away at the keys. If inspiration strikes when I'm out and about, it's not such a problem - I always have my notebook and tablet with me.

After getting started, I usually like to walk away for a day or so and then re-visit what I've written with a fresh pair of eyes. This often results in me wondering what on earth I was thinking and deleting the lot, but occasionally I realise I've got the start of a great idea to start building on.

When it comes to finishing projects, I have a fabulous proof reader and editor who pull no punches and ruthlessly scrutinise my efforts to make sure that what actually goes into print is (hopefully) worth reading!
How do you approach cover design?
I come up with an original idea, then I have a fabulously talented graphic designer who creates the cover for me. Good job too. I'm rubbish when it comes to things like that!
Published 2015-01-07.
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Books by This Author

The 52 List
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,160. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Depression
The 52 List is all about making the most of the simple things in life. Because in years to come, you'll look back and realise they were really the big things