Interview with Lily Neko

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing... I'm always writing! Of course, I have no books on here yet because I'm using watt pad right now but I'm soon going to publish more books on here. Anyway, the rare times I'm not writing I'm most likely doing something else on the internet. But When I'm not on the internet I'm most likely, with my cats or doing sports outside.
When did you first start writing?
Since I was four I've been writing stories (Not publishing them of course) and since then I've wanted to be a writer!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is on wattpad its called Higetsu highschool. It's been published chapter at a time but once it's finished I'm planning on publishing it to Smashwords! Anyway, I can't really say there is a story behind it. All of my ideas for books have just randomly popped up into my head out of nowhere.
What are you working on next?
Next? I haven't published a thing on Smashwords so far! Ehhh.. Maybe I'll publish the new Higetsu Nights sometime soon. Don't count on it, though.
Who are your favorite authors?
Why am I doing an interview thingy?
I dunno..
Maybe because I'm bored....?

My fave author is Toby Fox (JK he's a game designer.)

Seriously, I don't remember the author names on the books I read. I read a lot, though.

I also like a lot of writers on wattpad.

Tim Burton (even though he's an artist) makes good stories, though.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Pffffft.... I don't get out of bed!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
If it counts, wattpad.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
First!? I was like what, two or three?

Though, the other day I was reading some of my six-year-old self's stories. Those were..... Cringy.
What is your writing process?
No planning. Yup!
You don't know how many people have told me planning is a good idea... These are the same people who tell me my unplanned books are some of the best ideas and descriptions they've ever read!

I just can't write a book knowing what's going to happen. You don't live your life knowing what's around every corner.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Nope. But I remember one of the first video games I ever played had a huge impact on my childhood writing. Legend of Zelda. That's the video game that got me into fantasy.

If I'm not daydreaming I'm either playing video games, writing or reading.
How do you approach cover design?
Do you want instructions as to how I make a book cover?

1. I find THE most random image on google images. (Making sure it's alright to take without being accused of copy right)
2. I open any book cover design thingy ma jig I can find on google.
3. I slap the title on there and put some sort of random font on it.
4. I add my name.
5. I put a filter over it.
6. I add some more random images to make my masterpiece.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Uhhmmmm...
The Harry Potter series because those books are amazing!
100 voicemails on wattpad because despite it being something I usually wouldn't read, I really enjoyed it!
The five nights at Freddy's books because I'm a huge fangirl.
A massive handful of Undertale fanfiction because I love reading about how other people saw undertale when they first played it.
The magical elements on wattpad because it was written by my best friend, MagicMar and she's such a good fantasy writer. Also, the book was genuinely one of the best things I've ever read.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone. Why?
Becuase I don't have the time to go out and buy a kindle.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Beg people to read your books. Literally.
I message my friends like, "READ MY NEW UPDATED CHAPTER!"

But in all seriousness, (except not really because I'm not one bit serious) I only publish on wattpad as of now. So maybe when I start to publish on Smashwords then I'll redo this question.
Describe your desk
Covered in video games, video game consoles and the odd book or Manga.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
STALKER. Not telling.

Somewhere in Britain, though
What motivated you to become an author?
I've wanted to be an author since I was five or six because I loved to write. It's never changed since.

I can't remember what made me want to become an author in the first place but I remember when I was eight I fell in love with some studio ghibli films and I wanted to write films and books because of how beautiful the studio ghibli films stories were. And that timesed my desperateness to become a writer by ten... million.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far, no.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Killing a character off because I'm jealous of them for dating my fave character.
But then I realise that my fave character is fictional and I've just killed the second best character off for nothing.

People who have read Higetsu Nights may get this.
What do your fans mean to you?
My readers on wattpad are such awesome people! To know that around six hundred people are reading my books makes me so happy!
Published 2017-09-26.
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