Interview with Violet Bleu

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Daydreaming, drinking coffee, making big messes. :)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I kind of just feel it out. I usually don't know exactly what I'm looking for until I find it. So, I'll scan and when something catches my eye I will just *know* it's meant to be.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! 1) You should know I was a really odd kid. Daydreamy, head in the clouds, quiet, that was me. 2) I did not like being singled out or called upon during class, but I began writing these short little stories on my notebook paper when I was probably in 1st or 2nd grade and on each page, I drew illustrations of some sort. I don't exactly remember what I wrote, but I do remember it was fiction. My teacher began letting me have story time with my class where I shared what I'd been working on. Aw, young little nerdy me.
What is your writing process?
Hmm I get ideas often, which can leave me feeling chaotic. So, I write them down as they come and keep them in one place. Then, when it's time to write I scan my list and pick whatever I am most giddy about writing.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything from online medical or psychological articles to Dr. Seuss to memoirs to mysteries to Shakespeare. So many interests and so little time!
Describe your desk
Ha! I would, but I may induce an anxiety attack or two. Better to simply sweep everything off it really quick. ;)
When did you first start writing?
When I was in probably 1st or 2nd grade. BUT a few years later, I had a teacher who "taught" all of her students how stupid we were followed by my home life being a wreck (terribly abusive) and I simply retreated further and further into myself until about age 28.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Heartache. When I first set to write it, everything seemed hopeful and sweet in my mind. Somewhere along the way all of this grief started speaking up, and now it is a melancholic blend of various forms of heartache and love.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I tried to avoid it. Seriously. I tried out so many other ideas until I finally just sat down and started writing. Reignited an old flame, if you will. Haha I thought that "writer" part of me had died a long time ago, but it turns out she was just scared and hiding out for a while.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Oh goodness. Freedom of self-expression. It's a personal challenge and reward all in itself- to discipline myself enough to search within and find words that correspond with what I want to convey- whew!
What do your fans mean to you?
Are you kidding? The idea of pouring bits of myself into a form of art and then someone else (who doesn't know me personally) seeing my work and connecting with it somehow is just...magical. It's magic! Fans are magical. I feel so honored to share experiences and emotions with them.
What are you working on next?
Something completely different....eek!
Published 2017-03-30.
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Books by This Author

Poetic Retellings
Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A poetic anthology of love, loss, and dreams. Poetic Retellings tells one woman's story from varying perspectives. This book is a collection of shattered fragments of the same self.