Interview with Sky S

Describe your desk
My desk? Well, to be completely honest, I write laying on my bedroom floor with my laptop. But I can describe the scene. My room is small, so my feet touch the door securing it close. There is a jumble of papers with about six different colored pens beside me, a bottle of water, an empty mug that had peppermint tea in it last night and a mess of crumbs from the cookie I just ate. I don't often write anywhere else. My room is safe and secretive and the floor is just uncomfortable enough so I don't fall asleep.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
We never stop growing, so I hesitate to say "I grew up," I am growing up in a small farming community. There is utter silence on calm days. Sometimes the wind is so loud it fills my very soul. I fall asleep listening to crickets and birds. I don't know if its the environment so much that has influenced my writing,but what I did in the environment. There isn't lot to do in a small town unless you like going on long walks through tall grass every night. I spent my time reading. I would find entertainment in books. I wasted hours and hours reading and rereading every book I owned. The books I read make me who I am, and who I am is what I write.
When did you first start writing?
I have always loved writing. In grade school we wrote short fiction stories and I jumped at every opportunity. In high school I started spending time out of school writing. A lot of time. I spent most of my time at home writing, reading, cooking or watching movies. And most of it was writing. Especially if I got on a roll and the stories just tumbled out of me.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book I've published is my only published book, "Text Me." I thought of the format of the book when I was half asleep and scribbled it in sharpie on my hand. The actual story line came easily after that, and I'm not really sure from where. Maybe the depth of my subconscious. Not much of an entertaining story, but that's what happened.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is the control you have. You can make anything happen anyplace and with anyone. There are no limits and I feel free. Impossibilities come alive, magic is real, everything can be perfect.. but it never is. I have the power to write about perfection but I don't. Writing cracks peoples shells and allows their inner thoughts to spill. Words are powerful... the most powerful thing we have... and when I write, I feel their strength.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans... fans are not usually an inspiration. There are a push. When I have no motivation to continue writing, fans are there to remind you that there is someone out there that enjoys your writing, They give me energy.
I am a huge fangirl. I scream over books and squeal while I read. I lay in the fetal position when I finish a good book because I am devastated that is is over.
That is the greatest honor. Having fans that are so emotionally involved in your writing that it physically and mentally impacts them, they mean so much to me. So,so much.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on, let me count, about 10 major books and several dozen short stories. I am completely scatterbrained. But, what I am most focused on at the moment is a fantasy book about a teenage girl who is not really a girl at all, but a magical creature. (Don't want to give you any spoilers, but she can fly).
Who are your favorite authors?
That is a difficult question. I have more favorite authors than I do fingers and toes. I would have to say Cassandra Clare or Joanne (J K) Rowling. If I could write something that has that much impact on so many people, I would never need to accomplish anything else in life.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The need to pee. Or food. Or the need to check my multiple social media accounts. Uh... my inspiration... I'm going to have to let you down and say there isn't one inspiration for me. Living my life is all the inspiration I need.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Eating. Eating and sleeping and watching movies. I run on occasion, and enjoy curling, acting and photography. I spend time with friends. Oh, I also go to school.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction. I love fiction. Fantasy, mysteries, young adult, romance, Utopian novels, general fiction... anything that has a fast plot and engaging characters.
Published 2015-10-12.
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Books by This Author

Text Me
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
JJ and Rhys were together for three years when disaster struck. Is the tragedy going to pull them apart or act as the glue they need to survive together? Told through text messages.