Interview with ludvig sunstrom

Describe your desk
On my desk I have my laptop, a multicolored pencil and several notepads stacked neatly on top of each other, a gym card, padlock and an mp3, my cellphone, and three types of electric chargers.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing all my life, just very sporadically and in different forms. I started writing consistently on a daily basis about 1,5 years ago; writing around 500-5000 words per day.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I had a ton of material in my head and felt the need to get it out. I think a lot of it will be helpful to people.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am not a goddamn indie author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To concentrate.
What are you working on next?
I have a few book ideas but I don't see myself having the time to really write them out in the coming future. Of course I am always writing posts for blogging though. Most of it goes unpublished just to capture some cool thought I was having in the moment.
Who are your favorite authors?
Mario Puzo, Jed Mckenna, and Ayn Rand.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Having a clearly defined goal.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
reading, learning things, working out, speaking, studying, hanging out with friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I published it in my school's novel contest under a pseudonym but it was probably a bit too extreme and politically incorrect. I still have it and find it to be absolutely hilarious.
What is your writing process?
It depends on what I am writing and for what reason.

Of course, the key thing to writing successfully (and doing anything in life) is concentration. Write without interruptions or multitasking. If you need a crutch, drink coffee or eat cocoa.

When I wrote Breaking out of Homeostasis I had a goal of writing 1000 words per day without regard to quality. It worked pretty well. I was certainly not in a dearth of inspiration while writing that book.
How do you approach cover design?
I had some fun with it and did it all myself.
What do you read for pleasure?
I usually don't read for pleasure. I read for learning and to fulfill a goal.
Published 2013-09-28.
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