Interview with Nyla Nox

What is your most recent work?
My novel trilogy 'Graveyards of the Banks', will come out on 6 March 2015. Volume 1: 'I did it for the money'. I worked on those books for five years, mostly full time. They are based on my life on the graveyard shift at The Most Successful Bank in the Universe in London, a haunting tale from the dark heart of capitalism. I devote as much time as I can to getting the word out. It's the most important thing I've done in my life.
Describe your desk
My desk is the table in the coffee shop where I write all my stories and novels. Much more important than the desk is the view. I need to see something that flows...
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first 'novel' at the age of six. All of 30 pages, handwritten, and completely derivative. But I LOVED the writing experience and never did I once wonder if I was a writer or not. Of course I was! I also clearly had a good grasp of reality: I remember I gave myself an impressum saying: Author: Nyla Nox. Publisher; Nyla Nox. And here, many decades later, we are...
What's the story behind your latest book?
My Christmas story is about being a creative girl in a world of obstacles. And of course about princesses and angels.
My upcoming novel trilogy 'Graveyards of the Banks' is about life on the night shift at the Most Successful Bank in the Universe.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I discovered that I wanted to have full creative control. The author as 'auteur', like in the French movies.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far, just by being there and making the download process very easy for my readers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Going into the creative zone or 'Flow'. There's nothing like it on earth (or elsewhere even as far as i know). Try it.
What do your fans mean to you?
I would like to have some fans. I will write great books for them.
What are you working on next?
Just finalising my 'Graveyards of the Banks' trilogy.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it's the 'novel' I wrote when I was six. All about snow and lost children taking over the world. I loved it.
What is your writing process?
Like many writers, I'm non-linear, so I write with the patchwork method: I write the bits of the novel that inspire me today. That way I get all the bits in the book to be inspired! Unfortunately, I then have to put all the bits together at some point...
But it's the only way i can write. 'and then and then' doesn't work for me.
I have also developed a whole writing process to facilitate the emergence of the creative material from the unconscious mind. Yes, it can be described like that. It's also known as bum time.
Published 2015-02-08.
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Books by This Author

Moriarty and the Massacre of Mammon
Price: Free! Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Literature » Literary
London, summer of 1915. Moriarty, the 'Napoleon of Crime', tries to outwit 'The Other Mr M' to invest his profits into financing the First World War. Both sides of it. As the body count rises on an epic scale, Moriarty leads us through a maze of plot twists. A clever tale with dark humour and characters that could come straight out of the tales of Sherlock Holmes whom Moriarty despises deeply.
A Matter of Angels
Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
'The Virgin Mary had more lines but I had the better costume.' Nine year old Nyla is cast as an angel in her school play. Well, at least she’s not a sheep. So far… This school production is not pretty. It opens up the cracks in the social and religious divides, and all those dark family secrets. Told with wry humour and compassion. For everyone who's ever been in a school play.