Interview with Val May

What is your writing process?
Well, I am very ashamed to say I don't have one. I suffer from writer's block a lot of the time so it affects my work but it also means I do it pretty much on a whim. I just get randomly inspired
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not writing, I usually draw some art, usually of my characters from my work. I like to play video games as well. My favourite video game franchise is either Dishonored or Assassin's Creed. I also like to play around with wigs and makeup. Musicals are also fab too
Describe your desk
'Organised chaos' is how I'd describe it. It's usually littered with my games and sweet wrappers but I know where everything is at least.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in North Yorkshire, UK. I suppose this influences my writing because I can be quite old fashioned since I live in the countryside and nothing's really too modern. The area I'm in is also religious so the idea of there being a god does impact some of my writing despite me not even knowing what I believe in.
When did you first start writing?
Possibly around 2nd grade. My stories were pretty cliche and you could tell it was based off some of my experiences.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I would say the freedom of having this whole world at your fingertips like you have power over all everything including what happens next and who is involved.
What are you working on next?
Right now I'm working on a small WIP but I have no name for it yet, just some characters. I will be starting it soon
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well, hope that one day something great will happen
How do you approach cover design?
I prefer to do it myself but I'm rather shy about my art and I don't want it to seem childish.
What do you read for pleasure?
Honestly mostly fanfiction (yes including smutty ones)
Published 2018-02-03.
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