Author Name: Aimee Horton
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AimeeHortonWrites
Twitter Handle: @AimeeHorton
Title of Novel: Mothers Ruined
Q1. How long have you been writing? And what was the first thing you can remember writing?
I’ve always loved writing, but I started blogging five years ago, and writing books about four years ago. Stories though, I have a box with stories I wrote and illustrated when I was about seven!
Q2. Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes, always…but I let teenage angst and confidence get in my way which meant I didn’t actually follow my dream until much later in life! In fact, I thought I was a rubbish writer until a few people suggested I write a blog!
Q3. How did you feel when you were writing this book?
First time ‘round, when I was writing it to self publish, I was excited. Second time, when we were making edits and improvements absolutely terrified. After all, somebody has taken a chance on me and I didn’t want to let them down!
Q4. How long did it take to write?
It took about two months to write the full draft, I started officially at the beginning of February after playing about during January. That was when I published in May 2014. Then when Velvet Morning Press took the book on, along with the rest of the series, it took a few months to edit back and forth.
Q5. Do you have a special place where you go to write?
I do have a study, but right now it’s piled with kids toys. It took me a long time to stop messing about and realise that I can write anywhere if I just get on with it. So now I have my study, but I also have my macbook which I take with me to coffee shops, into bed, or sometimes just prop it up in the kitchen while I’m cooking the dinner!
Q6. When you begin writing, did you ever think you’d get to where you are now?
Right now I’m totally overwhelmed, and still feel like a bit of a fraud. Of course, when you first start out, when you open up the document and write chapter 1, you are all filled with enthusiasm and optimism. But very quickly you realise that to be in it, you have to be in it for the long haul and nothing happens over the night, and quickly you come to terms with the fact that you may never get where you want to be. I still have a long way to go, but right now I feel very lucky to be where I am.
Wow Aimee! It’s great hearing your story and so inspiring to others! I wish you the best of luck in the future.