Ani: Not really. When, where and how depends on my creativity and excitement level of that moment. I do my best to write on a regular basis but that is not always the case.
Paul: What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?
Ani: I love books that make you feel and think. If the book evokes any kind of feelings then it is good enough for me. I especially like 'emotional' writers, such as Erich Maria Remarque, Somerset Maugham, Yanush Wishnevsky, Nicholas Sparks and Cecelia Ahern.
Paul: If someone had the power to step into your creative mind what would they see?
Ani: Ah, I wish I was able to step in there whenever I wanted to J They would most probably find many different and un-arranged thoughts about life, love, success, stars, people, etc. as well as ideas of many unwritten books and stories.
Paul: How do you find the time to write?
Ani: I did not have time to write at all. That is why I decided to give up the biggest time consuming component from my life – my full-time corporate job. Now I do not have the excuse of not having time anymore.
Paul: What is one thing you hope I do not tell the readers?
Ani: Shhhh... Don't tell them that I feel intimidated by negative reviews.
Paul: If you are self-published, what led to you going your own way?
Ani: Independence is of high value for me. Self-publishing was the best way of bypassing many barriers and not depending on anyone but myself. Besides, I would not like to share the credit of my future success with anyone else but the people who encouraged me and the readers.
Paul: Do you plot your stories or do you just get an idea and run with it?
Ani: It depends on what I write. In the case of short stories I have no idea what I will be writing about when I start. I just write a sentence, which comes to my mind and it flows by itself. I just type fast to make sure I match the speed of my thoughts.
With the novel it is more complicated. Here I come up with the global story-line and major plot points and start from there.
Paul: Do you do a lot of editing or do you find that as time goes on your writing is more fully-formed?
Ani: I hate editing although I realize that at least minimum editing is required before writings get published. Let's say it's more a proofreading than editing – simply polishing the grammar and correcting spelling mistakes, that's all. After all if the muse had dictated that specific word or phrase that is one which needs to be in there.
Ani: My recent book is actually my first and only book for now. It is called Emotional Moments and it is collection of 23 stories, which were written in different periods of my life. Stories are pretty short but quite deep. I hope that they make readers feel and think. Most of the stories are about love, memories, time, changes and life in general.
Paul: What inspired you to write this book?
Ani: Hmmm... Life and some beer I guess.
Paul: Do you also write any poetry, non-fiction or short stories?
Ani: Actually I started from poetry, although I have not published my poems yet. Short stories are the most comfortable format for me so far. My first novel is still in process so I cannot tell you about it yet.
As to non fiction – I am the author of Life Probabilities blog (www.lifeprobabilities.com), where I write posts about how to increase possibilities of fulfilled, happy and successful life.
Paul: What do you do when you’re not writing? Do you have any hobbies or party tricks?
Ani: What I do mostly when I am not writing? – I am being a wife and mother. Besides that I love reading, blogging, travelling and daydreaming.
Paul: Well thanks, Ani. I wish you every success for the future.
Finally I left my 10+ year career behind and decided to follow my passion. At present I am in the transitional period of transforming my writings from hobby to career. I am writer and blogger now.
Still can't believe that I am Amazon bestselling author of Emotional Moments - book of short stories about life.
At present I am working on my first novel.
Ani's Blog: Life Probabilities
Ani on Twitter: @Ani_LifeProb
Ani on Facebook: Life Probabilities
Ani's latest book: Emotional Moments (Amazon)
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