Interview with Aria May

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am a prolific writer, and enjoy having complete creative control over my writing. I also like being able to submit something for publication as soon as I am ready, rather than having to wait for a rejection letter ;)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Exploring life through written word has power - it allow you to get to know the world around you much more deeply. And of course, writing adventure novels allows me to have complete freedom to explore any made-up world I write, which is incredibly fun. Writing also allows you to experience things you otherwise wouldn't (or wouldn't want to in real life)!
What do your fans mean to you?
Without them I wouldn't be here. My fans are the reason I love writing so much. Thank you <3
What are you working on next?
I am editing the first book of my Trilogy, it's called 'Without the Way'

I am also posting about 2 of my Short Stories each month. Themes include learning to love, discovering how much people we love really do mean to us, stories about characters who discover how many different types of love there are, and stories about people who find themselves loving someone so much different than they ever would have thought.

Love and it's many forms intrigue me, and I enjoy writing about them quite a lot!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Well, I have a couple kids...

Besides that, I have a pretty neat life - I live on a farm, have animals, a big garden. I am mostly living my dreams right now, which feels very nice after not doing so for so long.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Homeschooling our two kids, cooking, gardening, tending animals, sewing, etc.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Well one of the first was when I was with my Mom in one of her Psyc classes - she had me write a story about a blue cup and a couple other objects. I hope she kept it!
What is your writing process?
I get an idea - usually from something I see during the day, and then I sit down and write. After I have a rough draft, I go back and with the main themes I want to convey in mind, I edit it. And then I edit again, and again...
Describe your desk
It's an old oak dinging table in the shape of an octagon. It's missing one leg right now, so part of it is propped up by books stacked on top of boxes of books. It's mostly organized - I have a small heater, my sewing machine (way at the back), a jar I made in ceramics class way back in college, all three bottle of my vitamins, and usually, my double-walled ceramic mug with a silicone lid and tea straw.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Oregon, and it really influenced me because Oregon is such a laid-back, wonderful place. It's very idyllic, and so sometimes my writing tends towards that as well.
When did you first start writing?
By age 5!
Published 2013-11-17.
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