Interview with Jerry Hall

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always made endeavors to write screenplays or sitcoms and had always gotten discouraged at my work. I have so many people tell me I'm funny and should write a book or be a stand-up comedian, and I thought that since I am dissatisfied with my screenplays, I should attempt to write a book.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has contributed a great deal. I am published and available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, the Apple store, and several other places where e-books are sold. The fact I haven't sold any book is not Smashwords fault.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Like the character in the book, which is loosely based on my life, I can be an asshole. I speak my mind, I voice my opinion, and people sometimes find me offensive. I figure that if people don't care to hear what I have to say, then I will put it in a book. If they want to read the book then fine. The greatest joy of writing is that I can express my opinion only to those that pick up the book and read it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Unfortunately, at this point in my writing career, I am my only fan. I would love for people to buy my book and get involved in the story, but so far, I cannot get readers to get past the first page. I have some funny material in the book but people aren't giving it a chance. I thought I would have more fans considering the book is only $1.99, but I guess that is too expensive for anyone who would be a fan of mine.
What are you working on next?
I wrote the book in a semi scripted format and I really wish I could have some film maker take a look at it and see the potential of it becoming a screenplay. That probably will not happen. Until then, I am working up the courage to begin my next project, which is rewriting this book so it will start selling.
Who are your favorite authors?
I used to love John Grisham and Lawrence Sanders; however, I gave up reading. The reason for that is, just when you feel the author has established a relationship with you, it's over. It almost feels like a divorce...the damn bastards. I love stand-up comedians the most. I love Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, and other comedians who tell it like it is by using sarcastic and sometimes offensive humor. Not everyone likes that type of comedy, but let's face it, everyone bitches about the people and things they don't like...why shouldn't they write about it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I could say it's the rooster across the street crowing (at the rednecks house of course), the wonderful rays of sunlight beaming through the window, the pulsating sound of the alarm clock on the bedside table, the motivation to go to my job and have a wonderfully successful day...but I would be lying. Nothing inspires me to get out of bed other than the fact I have to pee.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
To be quite honest, I spend my time thinking about why my book isn't selling. Actually, I do regular things that normal people do; play computer games, watch Netflix, sleep...productive crap like that.
Published 2016-10-17.
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