7 Days of Epic, Day 4 {LIZZY FORD}

 
 
 


LIZZY FORD
 
Author of young adult and adult romance. Series: Witchlings, Voodoo Nights, Incubatti, Rhyn
Trilogy,War of Gods, Broken Beauty.


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War of Gods Series
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Rhyn Trilogy
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The Witchling Series
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Rhyn Eternal Series
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The Underworld (Rhyn Eternal #4)


 
 


 
 
Incubatti series
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The Anshan Saga
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Damian Eternal series
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The Foretold Trilogy
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Voodoo Nights
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Hidden Evil Trilogy
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Heart of Fire Series
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Broken Beauty Series
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Standalone
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Interview


1) You’re quite prolific as an author, how many hours a day do you write a day?
I write in spurts. I don’t write, so it really depends. If I’m in writing mode, I’ll write four to eight hours a day (7k-15k words a day). If I’m not in writing mode, I’ll either not be writing or I’ll write a couple thousand words then go do something else. Haha!

2) What inspires you?

This question stumps me. People always ask me this, and I rarely know how to explain it, except to say that writing is my gift. It’s like asking a fish how it knows how to swim! Ha! The stories are just … there. I guess it comes down to:
1. A crazy active imagination. I’ve always got a few stories going on in my head. It’s like having multiple TVs on, set to different channels, and I just pick one and then write.
2. An outlet for emotional expression and a way to digest life events.
3. A way to explore interesting traits I find in people. I build characters around characteristics that fascinate me.
4. Dreams. I get a ton of ideas from dreams. I’m a rabid dreamer – I remember pieces, if not full dreams, when I wake up every morning.

3) What are you working on right now?

Multiple projects! Here’s a few.
• Writing book two in the Heart of Fire series for release in mid-December
• Revising “Broken World” (#2, Broken Beauty Novellas) for release by my publisher in December sometime
• Revising a novelette in my Anshan Saga to launch in early December
• Slowly working on “Zoey Avenger,” for release in January/Feb.
• Co-written novella with Julia Crane

4) Do you have a list of books for next year (2014)? And if so, can we have a peek?

Sure! In no particular order:
• Charred Hope (#3, Heart of Fire)
• Zoey Avenger (#2, Incubatti)
• Spring Rain (#4, Witchling Series)
• Water Spell
• See No (#2, Hidden Evil)
• The Underworld (#4, Rhyn Eternal)
• The Black God (#2, Damian Eternal)
• Seer’s Kiss
• Broken Beauty novellas (probably four to release in 2014)
• Cursed (#1, Voodoo Nights) and probably Chosen (#2, Voodoo Nights)
• Military romantic mystery series (no title yet)
• Kiera’s Sun (#2, Anshan Saga)
• Co-written series with Julia Crane
I’ve got a couple of fan requests, too, including a fae book and a contemporary military romance. The muses always come up with a couple of new ones, too, every year. We’ll see which ones make it out the door. I can’t write fast enough to keep up with the muses!

5) In your opinion, what was your greatest achievement as an author?

Releasing my first book. It opened up a whole new world to me, one I didn’t think was possible. I realized I could follow my dream without the agents and publishers that I’d chased – and failed to get anyone’s attention – for over ten years at that point. When I released my first book, I realized it was time to take a chance on myself and my writing. So I did!

6) What do you do when you’re not writing?

I’m usually online responding to readers or working with my publisher (whose focus is books to TV, so we do a lot of proposal writing and stuff) or strategizing. I don’t take much downtime from the business side of publishing. I spend evenings with my husband, and I try to spend at least one full weekend day with him, too.

7) What’s your favorite part of publishing?

Writing! I love my worlds and sharing them with others.

8) Was writing something you’ve always wanted to do?

Yes! It’s been my calling since I was a child. It’s why I was put on this earth, in my opinion, to reach others through words. I like to think I help people through my writing, whether it’s just to entertain them when they need it or to help them realize they’re not alone.

9) What are your words of inspiration for a struggling author?

Write and persevere. There’s nothing more important than these two things. True success is built over time, so stop trying to hit the jackpot and focus on your writing and reaching readers. Then just don’t stop!

10) Where can we find you?

Everywhere!

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