Interview with Maya Spore

When did you first start writing?
In 2010, after receiving positive feedback on my role playing. After that, In started publishing short stories on a website which grew larger and larger.
What's the story behind your latest book?
One day, I heard a dutch song on the radio that roughly translates to 'the day the sunlight stopped shining'. It was about a man who lost the love of his life, but I started pondering about how it would be when the sun would be really gone.

So I got behind my computer and started writing about that feeling, adding more and more plot into it. The disappearance of the sun became a mere event on the background of a larger secret that unfolded itself from ancient times, something I had felt like writing about already a long time before.

And then, the book started to write itself and things in the news started popping up which only seemed to exist to be added to the story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like to focus on the core of being a writer, which is writing of course. Looking for a publisher seems to be a process that consumes so much valuable time and can make someone really feel depressed. I love to be able to say out loud, "It's done!" and then see it online only a few minutes later. It's the fastest way to share your creations with the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Receiving feedback and bringing a bit of joy or suspense to my readers. I am a very creative person and writing is a way to share some of those creations with others.
What are you working on next?
The continuation of my last novel, which will bring again well-known elements of our past together in a different setting.
Who are your favorite authors?
Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, George RR Martin, Terry Goodkind to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact there's again 24h ahead to accomplish the many things I'd like to do. I always fall short in time to complete everything which is sitting in my head.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember a story in elementary school about a ship that got back in time and was captured by pirates. I received a maximum score for it :-)
What is your writing process?
First comes the inspiration, which comes usually only a flash.
When I think it has enough potential, I start plotting out the story. Chapter descriptions in a few lines about what will happen. I'll also do the necessary research in this phase.
Then I start to write it all out. More research to have the details perfect.
And finally, the feedback and editing phase, where I usually don't tend to change a whole lot in the story anymore.
How do you approach cover design?
I am a person who likes to have control over every step. I have to admit alas that I can't be good in everything. So I usually come up with an idea or some inspiration while browsing the Internet, and ask a more talented friend to make it better.
I wish I had the money to order covers though.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working in some way. My job, or at home fixing something to improve things again a little bit. I like progress and having a plan to get to a better place.
Published 2015-11-05.
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Books by This Author

Invasion
Price: Free! Words: 10,010. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Invasion" is a sexy and humorous short story about what happens when an alien race with a peculiar diet invades our planet. Although they think they've thoroughly prepared their invasion, the truth turns out to be more difficult to swallow.
The Day The Sun Didn't Shine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When one day the sun suddenly stops shining, panic is set loose on planet Earth. Governments are blaming each other, but no one really has a clue what is going on. When historian Maya witnesses a crime, she stumbles upon a secret that quickly grows to something larger than anyone could ever guess, changing both our history and the future of our planet.
Maya in Wonderland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,480. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Maya is a young girl who recently graduated and is caring for her grandma in order to have some sort of income. After the discovery an old pair of shoes in a wardrobe on the attic, she finds herself in a fabulous world where many famous fairy-tale characters will appear, all behaving totally different than we have grown to know them...
24
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,050. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
It's been two years since Maya sent her online friend Kara around in her city, making her perform daring acts. Since that day, she never heard from her again. Kara's house was for rent when she drove by, the girl seemed mad about what Maya had done to her and seemed to have disappeared out of her life. Until that very morning when Maya had received a small message on her phone, sent by Kara...
Sent on a Trip
Price: Free! Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Maya and Kara are having an internet affair. One day, they decide to play a daring game. What will happen if one of them starts giving tasks to the other?
Dare Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maya and Kara are madly in love, but they live on the other sides of the world. To spice things up, they are starting a little e-mail game called "Dare me". Read on how their dirty minds keep inventing new challenges and how they deal with them in very original ways.
Target
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,210. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery
(5.00 from 1 review)
There's a rapist in Maya's neighborhood. The police doesn't seem to be able to catch him and Maya gets more scared every time he struck. But then suddenly, the rapist isn't the worst thing on her mind anymore...
The Project
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maya is a professional. She lives for her work, loves her job, puts even her career above a relationship. But one day, her life is turned upside down and she is now destined to achieve that single goal that is left on her mind...