Interview with Shedrick Carr

What are you working on next?
Well I'm currently working on another novel, I let fall through to just a poem back in my younger days, which is called Failure Isn't An Option. It's about a young man surviving hurtful, bashful words and hate from his peers, to grow up to be exactly the man he wants to be.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Well I'm either making music, or either looking into scriptwriting. I want to write my own script, and hopefully create my own documentary one day. I also want to learn how to do animation, and video game design. You can do anything you want, be who you want. If my original plan does not work out I just want to makes sure I have a business and four or five other plans to fall back on. Smart right?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes just like yesterday. It was a poem called On My Mind. It was about my first love, and even though she sent me to heartbreak hotel numerous times. If it weren't for me expressing myself in that way I would have never pursed writing.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My dreams. I may not have a legit day job everyday, but I spend my time working on my goals. When I'm not busy with class I'm busy researching on the things i want to do. I don't believe I should pay anybody to do something I can simply learn how to do on my own, that's just laziness. If you know you can do it, make it happen. Dreams aren't anything without action. I know that it's somebody that always has it worser to me, so if i'm blessed to do the things i want to do, why not do it? Be all you can be, because it's somebody out there who can't do what you do. When you miss a meal you stop taking your plate for granted, when you miss out what you want you stop taking life for granted...
What is your writing process?
1st-Create the title
2nd-Expand on the title
3rd-Revise and Review
How do you approach cover design?
Well I actually use Adobe Photoshop. I explore youtube tutorials, and other tutorials on how to create a book cover. Like I said why pay somebody when you can do it on your own. Professional or not, that's your work. If nobody else don't like it just make sure you do. They may tell me I need to go to this and that there or the other, but my work is just professional enough for me. Have self-confidence in whatever you do!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Expression, and the fact that I can say what I want, and how much I want and the notepad always listens! It may sound crazy, but that's my way....
What inspires you?
God, my mother, and myself. I have a lot of people that have contributed to helping me on my journey to becoming a man, they even believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. I used to think I needed a team to do something I wanted to do, then I learned if they don't wanna help then do it by yourself. You work better on your own anyway. God and my momz, yo that's my team I don't know about ya'll...
How often do you write?
Almost everyday. I used to write everyday to vent, lately I've been feeling a certain way to show the world my ideas through my novels.
Describe your desk
My experiences, my goals, and most important of all the pen whether it's on paper or on a labtop. I dropped the self-doubt as a child, and picked the pen up, I haven't put the pen down since then....
How do you feel about self publishing vs. major publishing!
I love self-publishing! They don't judge me book, and they give me a guaranteed opportunity to share my book with the world! Major publishers want you to write what they want, not,what you want. That's not cool. Don't take what they hand you, strive for what you deserve. Self-publishing was a good start and a major move for me.
Published 2015-05-08.
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Books by This Author

Love = Mc2
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This is a book of poetry that I have written over the years ever since I've began writing. They're about many different women and many different things. I've broke some hearts over the years and I'm here to tell the world my story. Thank you for everyone that's reading my books I do this for ya'll! It's more coming soon just stay tuned with me!
Failure Is Not An Option
You set the price! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
This is about a young man that overcomes hateful words and doubt to grow up to be exactly what he wants to be and do exactly what he wants to do. Sometimes words can break you, but how much do you love yourself if people can have so much control of your life with the words they say? You control your own life and your own destiny.
True Love & Realization
Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Life dosen't always work out how you want, especially love. What we want may be our doom, and what we need may be our salvation. Love is such a complex, ideal, individual. It's amazing the lessons we learn from it. Sometimes you can love a person with all your heart, but if it's not meant it won't work out. Experiences are hilarious, lessons are eternal.