linton3martin's "Scott Spotson"
Here, I have the pleasure of introducing one to author Scott Spotson. He is one of several great author’s on Goodreads, which is where we met. Scott has written three books: Life II, an occasion travel novel; Seeking Dr. Magic, a novel that imagines what goes on each time a powerful wizard comes of age as being a son, and wreaks his damage to the world, which can be yet not aware of his existence; and You Know You’re Thin When…, a humor book using large single panel cartoons. He also carries a great blog and website that I suggest you check out! I love unique sites which one certainly ranks available online for as you you’ll remember.
Scott Spotson can also be Canadian, which I only mention because I think that is certainly cool and I’m frankly envious. Canada is awesome. And Canadian writers…well, I haven’t met one that I didn’t like! So check out Scott’s interview and after that take a look at his books!
And now, introducing author Scott Spotson
1. When did you first start writing?
I started writing since elementary school. I would create, manually, short stories, sometimes for classes, sometimes for myself. But not like novels. I did enter a short story contest when I concerned a decade old, during my small town, and I won. I wrote my first novel when I was 20, also it was in relation to a love triangle that two young male roommates at university have whenever a new university young woman walks within their lives. Also, one guy was more bookish even though the other guy was more of a James Dean type, not to mention, aforementioned one contains the girl ultimately. (It was a clean young adult piece!) I sent it to at least one or two publishers, but nothing came of computer. This was way prior to the period of the Internet, so I use it the shelf and didn’t write again for a lot of more years.
I started writing again a year ago and was impressed by how much everything had changed. Remembering that old paradigm, I even sent my new manuscript to a couple publishers, yet nothing came from it. But now we have simple and easy , relatively cost-free self-publishing, I decided to self-publish now, and I find it irresistible. My first book being published was “Life II,” a moment-travel novel.
2. What brought you to definitely the crazy endeavor which is writing and self-publishing?
I honestly didn’t understand about the simplicity of self-publishing nowadays. I thought I would again need to go through mainstream publishing companies. That’s how dedicated I was. I was relieved afterwards, to discover that one can indeed self-publish without paying for many books that nobody ever reads. I found out by way of a local newspaper article with regards to a new local author, and I contacted her by email, and she therefore informed me about Createspace. The rest is history.
3. What are your hopes like a writer?
Well, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I hope being famous being an author, also to have my works turned into Hollywood blockbusters after which retire rich! But my expectations today are modest: to get numerous readers enjoy my books whenever possible, and also to truly keep these things decide to enjoy my books, as opposed to attempting to prove myself or undertake it “for myself.” I think as soon as authors start realizing that their books are certainly not “in demand” is the second they need to attempt to improve, or find new stories to see, or leave industry to writers who are able to fare best. Happily, I am finding that my books really have a traditional market who enjoys them.
4. You have three books published. How long did they take one to write? What is your preferred genre?
YKYTW Cover FinalMy favourite genre will be science fiction, due to future-looking implications, along with the possibility that the unlimited can occur. Life II took about three months to publish, after about one month of plotting, then about two more months of editing. Seeking Dr. Magic took about a couple weeks of plotting, 60 days to publish, and 30 days of editing. You Know You’re Thin When… differs, because I actually didn’t do a lot of the book. I wrote the blurbs, nevertheless it took a while (naturally) to the artists to draw in the cartoons. They’re great!
5. Tell me a little bout your books and what you enjoyed and liked minimal about writing them.
Life II Book Cover jpg Dec 21Well, Life II is quite personal if you ask me, because it re-imagines life if you lived it over again, changing everything you can. I also loved the science fiction that intrudes upon a regular life, like watching the Time Weaver and then that weird but incredible incident when Max sits in a very cafe with Lucinda (look at book to discover more). A few reviewers have offered their opinion they didn’t want much science fiction in Life II, but I just couldn’t imagine just having Max shuttle into his new life lacking an explanation. Also, I just couldn’t imagine finishing off Max’s new life without having a minor bang that ties time for the Time Weaver. To me, the science fiction elements are why Life II deliciously fun to learn.
Dr Magic Cover March 9As for Seeking Dr. Magic, I think the most important thing is always that I made the book fun to learn, and I attempted to tripped two super egos that both needed to get lessen and conform to reality. A lot of people told me they loved both characters, it’s being a “cat-and-mouse” game, plus they found themselves rooting first character a single chapter, then a other in the next chapter, and forwards and backwards. That’s just what I experimented with do. It’s an epic battle devoid of the tired truism that they can must fight to the death.
As for which I liked minimal about writing my books, I think one and only thing is my impatience. I have the stories during my head, I want the books to be released a similar day. I find it tough to attend to publish and edit, and acquire the covers and get them published. I honestly don’t recognize how the regular writers would wait eighteen months or a couple of years to get their books published through the regular publishing firms. Wow.
6. How would you develop story ideas? Are you a plotter or does one write on-the-fly?
I’m definitely a plotter. I carry a journal around beside me, and I write down notes whenever I can. When outside and exercising more than a distance, whether it is swimming, cycling, or jogging, could be the best. One time I was on the four hour cycle trip with my loved ones near home plus it was actually hard, because I had developed about twenty scenes for the same one book within my head along to attempt to memorize them so I could write them down later when I got home.
I don’t start writing until I have a coherent plot. I may not have access to every chapter plotted out before hand, but I do have all the scenes plotted out.
7. Do you have a work-in-progress? If so, tell me more regarding it.
I have two underway.
One is an affection triangle, with teenagers (but comfortably inside their late 20’s, so similar to an adult book) where one of the two women in the triangle is in reality a witch, even though you wouldn’t understand it from considering her. I don’t wish to provide excessive, but basically this witch leans toward the evil, with bouts of conscience between, and uses her magic powers to gradually do away with her competition without the other woman knowing about the special moment. It’ll certainly be a clean read, of course. “Delusional” must be published by August or September 2013
The other is when four wizards arrogantly, but in the belief they may be benevolent gods who is able to vastly improve society, take over power in your current Earth. They bring their spirit of advanced knowledge and love of games and competition with them, so it’s a unique study in culture clash. We see how are you affected once the “mortals,” by having a Supreme Liaison named Amanda, herself one of the humans, react to their new laws and economic reforms. “The Four Kings” ought to be published by October or November 2013.
8. I met you via a Goodreads review group, so I’m guessing you like to learn too. What genres do you read?
Really, I provide an eclectic reading preference, it’s quite normal for me to see four books concurrently, skipping derived from one of to another according to my interest on that day. However, I hate horror or consistently dystopian novels where there is not to cheer for in the ebook. I also hate preachy books where the author seems interested in sending an email, in lieu of entertaining. Certainly, books can impart lessons, if the author can do so through hooking your interest, that’s a great book.
9. Every Indie author always appears to seeking to interact with and attract readers, so I ought to ask: where do you go to find a new challenge to read?
It’s impossible not to nowadays, a lot of books just begging to become read. Through many fellow authors on Goodreads, I can find new indie books to see. I think the challenge nowadays is too much choice, in lieu of inadequate. And that’s a great thing.
10. What impacts your final decision about what to purchase to see? Cover, book blurb, other reviews, sales/price? Which is most critical to you personally?
I would say the story. If there is speculative fiction happening inside real world, I think that could grab my interest. Some people refer to it as magic realism, but I want it with the personal level. If it’s something which happens in my opinion as I start my boring life, and yes it’s certainly impossible, and it’s in the book, I would love to read it. That’s why I loved writing Life II. The main character finds himself coping with his life again, also it’s his choice. In Seeking Dr. Magic, a detective finds himself using his wits on a thing that hasn’t happened in their world before – seeking an enchanting being who just appears away from nowhere. That’s why I loved Back to the Future – a teenage boy finds himself returning to college into time and energy to meet his parents being a similar age as him – such a concept!
Fellow authors, you’ve got provide an extraordinary event happening to a typical citizen inside real world, and there’s magic or science fiction involved, and there’s an element of (happy) wonder conveyed, send it in my opinion – I’ll examine it for you personally!
Wow, which is a package! I’m sure there will be a people taking Scott through to that.
Thanks a lot for the time, Scott. It has been great understanding you and the novels sound great! For anyone who wants to go try them out, it is possible to continue with the links to locate Life II and Dr. Magic