Interview with Nexus Delcate

What's the story behind your latest book?
It's hard to say latest because I'm working on 5 titles at once. For the sake of the argument I'll say Blood Moon- Catalysts/Paradise. The story behind Catalysts/Paradise is a continuation of Blood Moon- Requiem for a Dream. Requiem left off with Zero's team from the Home finally defeating Shadow with the Help of Bachman and Evelyn, characters from the first book. In this installment, Zero is faced with a new challenge he never thought possible, three of his invincible acquaintances have been captured and the virus removed. Now he must find the missing people, all the while trying to get everything else done, and uncover the possibility of another apocalypse just as the world is coming out of it's previous chaotic situation.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town (which is, of course, an unoriginal cliche). Where i grew up didn't influence my writing, my imagination influenced it. I tried to start writing when i was little, as a coping mechanism for the death of someone close, I suppose if i did had to choose some way it could have influenced me it would be that death, and how i was treated when i went to school each day.
When did you first start writing?
Technically i started my first work at 7, again at 9, and i started writing regularly at 17. Technically the safest bet for the question would be to flat out say 17.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well I'd be lying if i said my ex-fiancee had nothing to do with it, she showed me Wattpad and i started back. The original motivation was small things from my childhood, the things that crippled my mind from the innocent things to horror was a big inspiration, that and my love of the Walking Undead, which led to Blood Moon. I suppose it was various factors, some I'd rather keep my dirty little secrets.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far it hasn't, which up until now i wasn't looking to sell my works. To me, selling my works seemed a little like selling my soul, but lately I've seen it in a different light. In the end result, I'm hoping it can contribute to my success, and that i can contribute to it as well, maybe even get my novels in hardback, and get first editions made for the people i used as a cast for them.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that people like my books and, for some, that I'm making a difference. Yes, I'd love for writing books to be a career, but a big joy for me is having an idea pop in my head, and to see it really flourish in a way i could never do in any other form.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me, and without them my writing would be nothing really. I may not have any fans right now, but when i do it tells me something, that I'm doing good and they want me to write more because my works have some sort of significance to them. To any fans i do have, i say thank you for being a fan and reading, it means a hell of a lot to me.
What are you working on next?
I'm considering continuing the Blood Moon series, but really I'll have to see how the current installment works out. I'm also working on a few other novels, such as: Blighted- War of the Monster Girls, Purpose, Raising Hell, Behind the Code, etc.
Who are your favorite authors?
I can't honestly say i have any, I spend so much time on my own novels and I've always been afraid people would say I'm stealing certain concepts from those writers, so i tend to stick with reading my own works.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
That's tough... with everything that's been going on with life lately, i can't really say i have any inspiration except my books, my music, and a very few certain people in my life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sometimes video games, hanging out with my step brother, creating music (mixed genre), exercising, editing photos, taking photos, etc.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story i wrote that actually had an ending and was released to the world was Blood Moon part 2, as part 1 was not finished due to many reasons, mostly emotional issue.
What is your writing process?
I review different possibilities, factors of my own current emotion and how it will reflect upon the main character. I'll also listen to music that fits the situation of the world within the book, the current state of mind involving the characters, and the situation the characters may be facing at the time. I try to meditate to make sure my head is in the clearest spot it can be in also, that way i can try to have some clarity in the writing and the emotion displayed, i can't write well if my mind is really murky.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Let's just leave it at "It was a Steven King book", that should explain a lot.
Published 2014-04-17.
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Books by This Author

Blood Moon: The Other Side of a Viral Story
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 39,410. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Blood Moon: Other Side, is the story of a group of "Projects, who through military testing, have bonded with the virus that brought the world to it's knees and allow the dead to walk. Their mission is to preserve human life, while also working to eliminate the dead, and the man that strides to see the world in his own human-less utopia.