Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
In what we can consider books perhaps just 5 that were originally one book that i kept working on for years until it was divided in 5 editions, i written many short stories in the past but were never published nor i still keep them, from there we can also say just one, that is actually a series. I live in Argentina, spanish is our main language here but i pubbed the books on english so far because i started writing them on english, though i still want to write them on spanish if i find the time to do it. I currently work in sales independently, i sell different types of products and has been since always my line of work, writing has been like a personal hobby or at least in terms of popularity or making a living out of it i can only consider it as such, doing it for the passion of it.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book series is called ”Game Season” and i uploaded 5 editions of it that consists of 15 different chapters some connected and some not, back in 2014 i started writing what today is only the first chapter of the book as a homage to a manga i read that i really liked and wanted to write an alternative story of it with U.S based characters, of course back in that time i didn’t intend to actually publish it and didn’t even knew what self-published books were or even what kindle was about. Said series went through so many modifications that i could actually write a 1000 pages book just to explain its variations, even on terms of the genre itself i experimented with the storyline and the characters until i kept the one draft i liked the best.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Something that i would call ”Script Writer” with this i mean i tend to put a lot of dialogues within the prose, i don’t know if that is what most writers do or not, nor if it’s considered professional or amateurish but i always wrote that way, in fact the first draft of the series was a sort of script and then i turned it into a ”book type” of story by rewriting it from scratch. I don’t even think i could write an entire piece without placing dialogues, i am kind of addicted to it.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I don’t think i ever wrote something inspired on another book or author, what i am saying is that the stories written were inspired by other media somehow as it almost always is, you retain an idea and capture it on paper, but at least the series that i worked on from time to time in the last years wasn’t inspired in any specific books nor novels, neither was my hobby of writing said drafts. I do like many authors of different genres though, from horror novels to self-help and inspirational authors.
What are you working on now?
Until recently i been working on the Game Season saga, i coped with variations of drafts that i intended to turn into a separated book but ended up writing the series only or at least continuing that one. Maybe we can say i am somewhat still working on the series since it isn’t technically over, before publishing the last volume (Book 5) i intended to make it the last material of it, but i haven’t really decided yet so i guess i will either take a time from writing since i love it but it demands me a lot of time into it, or perhaps i will continue the series for a few more chapters here and there, it is still an idea that i haven’t really thought in-depth.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
At the moment i am trying out a few, scrolling through alternative sites i pop into, but i am far from expertise on the subject like to recommend specific ones or detailed methods whatsoever, given that the whole marketing thing hasn’t been strong for me in what comes to promoting, if anything it has been a few forums or social media links here and there that didn’t really had an effect to the books, so i am still kind of experimenting with said methods.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
The only one i once wrote in a public forum, that if they love what they are doing and are passionate about their book then don’t let marketing, anxiety for fame or rushed results stop them, i said once, whatever you’re writing about, if it is important to you and makes you feel good and helps you then it matters, even if no one else reads it. Which in a way has been my experience in the world of self-publishing, the sole reason i kept writing the series is because i enjoyed doing it and i was fond with the characters, the situations and what was in it in a sort of nostalgic way sometimes and just figured i had to return to those pages from time to time.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The advice that always helped me the best was the one from my family, they are actually my reason for happiness and i cannot remember one in particular because it has been many over the years, perhaps one of the most simple ones, ”Do what you like and follow your heart” it seems simple and yet many people struggle with it because it’s a complex context and sometimes is hard to make up your mind with things, making decisions etc, but when you are doing something you like and you feel it within you that it’s right for you, then that feeling is something special.
What are you reading now?
Nothing at the moment, although the most recent books i read and sometimes re-read were a few very different from what i write about, for example, someone could ask: ”you read other crime, horror or thriller fictional books like the one you write about?” and they’ll be surprised that i actually haven’t in a long time. Most recent reads may include books from Jorge Adoum (Mago Jefa), Marc Allen’s Tantra for the west, a few revisits to similar books from other authors like Connie Méndez, Isha and other popular authors in the self-improvement category.
What’s next for you as a writer?
That might be the hardest question to answer for me, at least nowadays, as a writer i think i’ll probably say that i will keep writing what i feel that really motivates me, for example when i start typing and i don’t have a clear idea of what i want to do it can take forever to write an entire sentence, instead when i’m really focused like i have all the story right there in my head and i feel that all i have to do is write it down then i do it almost automatically, that’s the way it was for me writing the entire chapters in Game Season.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Probably some of the books above mentioned, ”The perfect master and his mysteries” by Jorge Adoum, ”Tantra for the West” by Marc Allen, perhaps a few more from Osho or similar authors, i think that if i was stranded in a desert feeling absolutely hopeless, those would be helpful.
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