Interview with Gina C

What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on an older story that I first posted on Wattpad and, well, it sucked. I ended up kicking out off my page and now that I've had a little more experience, I've decided to bring the idea out of it's archives and I'm currently working on it! I see it as a challenge and I can't wait to publish it on Wattpad and Smashwords.
Who are your favorite authors?
Lemony Snicket has been my favorite author since third grade. He always fascinated me! I look forward to reading his other works besides A Series Of Unfortunate events.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Food? Well, that's a reasonable answer, isn't it? Haha! Just kidding (Not really) But what inspires me to get out of bed each morning is just the amazing wonder of life itself. Sure, there are times that I just don't want to come out from under the covers, but life is too great to miss out on!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Basically, church is my life. I really love working with kids and teaching them about Jesus. I joined Child Evangelism Fellowship in June and I'm very excited to work with 5-day clubs again!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go to Wattpad and look in the romance section mostly. I'm a hopeless romantic even though I've never had a boyfriend *sigh*. But, usually I have some people who I follow that know of some great Christian eBooks!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it sucked badly. I don't really remember what it was but it was probably a Justin Bieber fanfiction when I was 11. I'm pretty sure that it sucked. I wonder where I posted it... But the first story I ever COMPLETED was one that's on my Wattpad currently and it's decent I guess. People say they like it but I don't really like it looking back at it now.
What is your writing process?
Creative writing is my motto. Being spontaneous and just posting chapter-by-chapter on Wattpad is my thing. It's definitely a lot more fun than writing the book, editing it, reading it over and over, and then posting it somewhere. Plus, I don't have the patience for all of that. So spontaneous writing it is!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first eBook I ever read was The Cellar by Natasha Preston on Wattpad. It showed me that even though it's just an eBook, it can be better than a book in any book store. It was a great inspiration for me because I knew that I could write now and have people actually reading it!
How do you approach cover design?
I want it to be simple, clean, and bold. I think it looks a lot more professional when the title is noticable, the focal picture is a simple one with not too much of a clash of colors, and something that's not cluttered, but clean and decent.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The BFG by Roald Dahl because it's possible the cutest book ever!
The Penultimate Peril (Book 12 of A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket, because the plot is simple amazing.
Believe Me, I'm Lying (eBook/Wattpad) by Jordan Lynde
Any Ramona and Beezus book
Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

I'm a sucker for witty middle schooler's books.
Published 2013-09-14.
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