Where did the year go?
Seems like it was January yesterday, doesn’t it?
Well, no matter, no matter. It’s Monday, so it’s another Monday Morning Author Interview! Today’s guest is Garrett Jones, author of The Archives of Icínq-Régn.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I first realized I wanted to be a writer when I was in middle school or high school (ages 13-17), but I’ve always enjoyed writing and being a storyteller. When I was in high school, I got plugged in with a storytelling organization at school and it brought out a creative side that I enjoyed because I loved to perform, but now I could perform what I wrote. It just kind of took off from there.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing? Well I work a regular job in education, so I write around that. I work as a substitute teacher (for now) and so I am able to take writing with me to work on when I’m in the classroom. I don’t usually set myself any word counts or writing goals. I just write, and then make sure I have the kinks worked out before I move on to the next part of the project.
How do books get published? I started publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), putting my first book “The Heirs of Menonias” on Kindle; eventually I migrated it to paperback through CreateSpace. Eventually, Amazon rolled CreateSpace into KDP s