1. For all those not aware of your awesomeness, what should we know about you?
Haha, awesomeness. I wouldn't say that, but thank you. I guess what I'd love people to know about me is that while writing is very important to me, I am also a wife (11years this month), and a mother to two amazing kiddos. I'm passionate in all that I do, which can be a flaw if things don't go my way.
2. Why do you write?
I write because the alternative of not having the escape that writing brings me is deadly. Writing saved my life. It's curbed the depression and limited the thoughts of just being done with life.
3. What writers inspire you?
I've always been a fan of James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, Robyn Carr, and Debbie Macomber. Which these four have inspired the mixture of the genre that I am currently writing. I also admire indie authors like myself. It's not easy doing it on your own, especially with little support. The real indie authors (yes, I believe there are two types) really inspire me by their compassion for the craft.
4. What does a typical writing session look like?
I have to have a clean home before I can focus on writing. I also MUST have some type of sound going because silence causes anxiety. Currently, I have FRIENDS playing in the background. I'm pretty good at tuning it out to focus on my work. As for how often, whenever the inspiration strikes. I usually use my notepad on my phone, or a notebook I carry around everywhere I go. You never know when the words will flow. I write for long periods of time when the kids are either sleeping or in school. I don't like to stop/start so often, it gets frustrating.
5. What are you currently working on?
Currently, I am working on Down to Sleep, my debut novel that I am super excited about. Readers can find out what it's about, here... http://ktdaxon.com/book-nook/down-to-sleep/
It is a Romantic Thriller/Mystery/Suspense. It's one of those. It's sad that I don't know WHICH one, but it could likely fall into either category.
6. What do you love about this piece of writing?
What I love about this piece of writing is how much it has evolved since I wrote the first draft. It began as a love story, and I've added drama, suspense, and murder to the mix. I've shaken things up a bit, and the antagonist is someone I've come to love, despite his evil ways.
7. Give us a little sneak peek, what insights can you share about the main character?
I have 2 MC's. Gabby is the original MC. She's the passionate, loving, and sensitive side of me. Landon, he's the antagonist but also a MC. He is sensitive, loving, and passionate too, but he's also a tad bitter and seeks revenge. A broken heart once broken too often can do that to a person.
8. What is the hardest thing about writing?
The hardest thing about writing for me is that I am a perfectionist. I have Writing OCD. I tell myself not to edit as I go, but it's a tick with me. It's made writing this story take forever!
9. What is the most rewarding thing about writing?
I find the most rewarding thing about writing is the journey the story takes you on. It's one that is different from what the reader experiences and it molds you into someone new. Change is scary, but if you allow your writing to take you to new places, you'll learn to embrace the change that's best for you.
10. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself as a new writer?
Don't waste money on college, on a degree that won't fully serve you. I knew midway through my degree that I did NOT want to be a teacher anymore. I wish I would have saved $$ and figured out what I really wanted to do. Now, I'm stuck praying my debut will roll in enough money to cover the student loan debt. Ha! Nah, I don't write for money. I want to take my readers on a new journey, and give them a chance for new discoveries.