Interview with Ophélie Victoria Blaudez

When did you first start writing?
Well, if you consider that I published Charlotte when I was 22, well... Let me recall everything... Yes, I was seven when I started writing. Yes, it's young, but I have always been attracted to this. I used to spend my time when I was young, like five or six, to create characters, coming from different sides, and it was something that I loved. Even if I am a man. This passion remained, throughout the years, even if we had difficulties sometimes to live with my passion, but since four years now I created Charlotte, and this project is just awesome because we are now a small team behind her. It's like the character of my life, as we can have the woman of our life, and hence I am creating this. Managing such a long book was challenging, but, well, I never gave up, and since then, I am never going to give up.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Behind my latest book, it's like the story we all have. I mean, our generation. Charlotte is just like us, she has the same problems than we have, and she's like us. I wanted to create a story like this as a proof, or as a testimony of the life we have today: it's not for denigrating anything or anyone, it's just to relate through a book the problems that we have in our generation. The challenges that we are facing up, and the possibility that the future might be corrupt by some choices that others are doing for us. It's even talking about family, because I've had so many tough moments in my family, and it's to say to my readers, which could be in my situation, just this: no matter what other people says, just go, just do it, because only you are the leaders of your lives.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, it was not a motivation. It was like the way I was meant to follow. It appeared as the only way to go and to use for surviving. Or, well, I mean, surviving, the word is a bit too strong, but... Well, let's say that, yes. For me, it was something that was deep inside me, and it was all I wanted. It's always the same, I mean, when a passion is in the depth of your heart, well, you are ready for everything.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Just creating something alive, in whatever world. I mean, writing is such a powerful art, into which we can create someone, who has his/her features, his/her habits, what he loves and he hates, and it's maybe nothing, but it's just for me the greatest pleasure. Writing makes me almost feel alive within someone else's skin. It's like the person I have always dreamt of becoming, but I never became. Being limitless. Without any conventions, without any laws. This is what I find exciting into writing.
What are you working on next?
Currently, I am working on the second part of "The Blue of Your Eyes: Prologue", which will be composed of parts 2, 3 and 4. It will be a bit longer than the first part. Afterwards, I will continue, I will start another opus of Charlotte, "The Blue of Your Eyes 2". I hope that the release will be for soon, but I don't know. No matter what, it's definitely sure that Charlotte won't die tomorrow, but she has a lot of experiences to have before dying. Plus, I love working with her. She's so amazing, I can do everything with her, and thus that's the reason why I will continuing to work with her.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing... That's a good question. I mean, if you consider that I spend a significant part of my life writing, well... I use to go outside for running. I like running, whilst listening to some music because music inspires me a lot. Then, after this, well... Yeah, I run a lot. I sometimes take part of competitions. Oh, and I read. But I don't read other author's, no, I use to open the first page on Wikipedia and reading. Because I consider that it's rather important to be well-informed of the world into which we are living. And, well, yes, I listen to some music. I never play it, because I don't know how to play, but I listen to music. It's always crazy. Like Evanescence, Muse, Skillet, Flyleaf... All I love.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was talking about Mozart. It was I think... Well, I don't remember when. Well, it was a short story, but I loved Classic music when I was a child, I used to listen a lot, and... And well, I remember, I decided to write a small book, that I assembled like a real book, but it contained only six or seven pages. And I have shown it to my teachers. Yes, it was non-fictional, but Mozart fascinated me when I was young. And turning him as a character was rather fascinating.
Describe your desk
A complete mess. No, I assume the fact that I am relatively messy, but I always find myself in my mess: it's a glass table, there's in front my two laptops, my French and my English one, then, all around, papers, all for Charlotte, and... Oh, a small heart that my sister offered me a while ago into which is written "Charlotte" name into it, and... My pencil-case. All that mess.
Published 2017-04-17.
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Books by This Author

The Blue of Your Eyes: Prologue
Price: Free! Words: 67,590. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
I’m Charlotte. I live in Paris. My interests? Money, and manipulation. I am an heiress, and I am aware that I am attractive enough. But my life is the same as everyone: I am bored at school and by my family, I live with my boyfriend, but I have a specific opinion regarding life in general. Yes, my life is so boring that I spend my time making troubles around me. And then one day, I was eighteen…