Interview with Rubee

When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first short story in elementary school at the age of 9. It was about being trapped in a dream within a dream and it had a twist ending. I love to write stories with unexpected conclusions.
What motivated you to become an author?
One day a story just started pouring out of me and I couldn't stop it. I found myself writing it down on napkins, post-its, even texting parts of it to myself whenever inspiration hit me! By the time I got writers block, I had written the first 6 chapters. I let a few friends read it and they were so into the characters and the plot that they begged me to complete the novel. It is still a work in progress though.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I get the greatest joy when something I write makes someone speak out loud. Like when they read it and laugh out loud at a funny line, and say "Oooohh!" at the juicy part, or say "Oh, Damn!" when they get to the twist ending. I love to see my readers have a physical reaction to my stories. The only thing about that is... people think I'm creepy for watching them read. :-/
Describe your desk
An organized-mess. LOL
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Of course I love to read. I can't imagine a writer who doesn’t like to read. I also enjoy roller-skating. I just taught my 6 year old son how to skate and he scares the crap out of me every time I see him fall. I love curling up with him and a book while he is still small enough to sit on my lap and young enough to let his mom read him a story.
Do you listen to music when you write?
Of course! I mostly listen to R&B, Alternative, and Country, but I like everything from Classical to Hip-Hop to Jazz. I will usually play songs with a tone (sexy, angry or sad) that matches the scene that I am writing.
What is your motto?
"When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen."

Figuratively, it means although your fate is predetermined, only you can choose which path you will travel to reach your destiny. The choice should not be dictated by others.
Literally, it means don't let anyone else write your biography because they will add all sorts of crazy stuff in there. No one knows YOU better than YOU!
What motivates you?
After I finished reading the entire Twilight Saga, by Stephanie Myers, and found out that the first book in the series was her first novel, I realized that I needed to pursue my literary passion. I don't expect my first book to be a best seller, or even my second (although that would be freaking awesome!). I just want to share my stories with as many people as possible.
Last year I switched my major to a BA in English to improve my natural gift and to add to my credentials. I currently attend school full-time and work full-time as an Administrative Assistant, but once I obtain my degree I will be able to focus more attention to completing my novel.
What are you working on next?
Right now I am working on my first novel about a woman who wakes up in someone else’s body. She continues to randomly body jump whenever she goes to sleep only to wake up in outrageous and dangerous situations. In order to return back to her mundane life she must find the connection between the lives that she enters. But when exposure to drugs, crime and a forbidden love threaten to tear her new world apart, she wonders if she will ever make it out alive. It is currently untitled.

I am also working on two short stories titled "The Girl With the Checkered Bag", which is about a rookie cop on his first case, and "Crazy Creatures" about a psychiatrist who treats (and speaks to) animals. I am usually working on multiple projects at once. I come up with at least 6 story ideas per day, but it is difficult to find the time to write them all.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me. After all, they are who I write for. As a newbie author, I don't have many fans, but the ones I have support me fully and share my work with their friends to help increase my fan base. I want all my fans to be happy, so I encourage them to leave reviews. That way I know what I need to work on and I can grow as a writer.
Published 2013-09-17.
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Books by This Author

Beautiful Scars
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Karma is a bitch, but when karma moves too slow for Michelle she decides to take matters into her own hands. This is a short tale of the skillfully executed revenge of a woman scorned.