We are now coming to the last question of the June Author Interview series. If you have not read the previous posts, do it so now to learn more about them. So, it’s time to check out the answers for the 7th question from the Murder Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror genre participating in the group interview. “What’s the goal(s) in your writing career? How do you define success in writing a mystery/horror/suspense/thriller book?”
Just in case if you are wondering who we are interviewing this month, you can check out this link and get all your author friends from The Memoirs/Biography genre to participate in the next group interview.
1) Author #1: J. J. DiBenedetto
Just writing seven novels that are (I hope) pretty good is a success in itself. But I would love to be able to turn this into a full-time career that I can support myself with. It’s not quite there yet, but hopefully that will come in time.
2) Author #2: Fran Veal
Isn’t every author’s goal to become a best-selling author – to write that book that simply everyone has to read? Okay, all obvious answers aside, I define success in writing any book when I can evoke emotion in the reader. I have one friend who purchased my first book, FINDING MY ESCAPE, in paperback. She told me when she finished reading it, she threw the book against the wall – then she turned around and bought 4 more copies for friends. THAT, I consider a huge success!
3) Author #3: Jim Strait
Success is defined by the individual and, for me, it’s completing an honest story. By honest I mean a work that doesn’t borrow a format or expand upon a genre that has been written into the ground. Hence, the endless torrent of Zombie stories. I’m really hoping they find a way to kill off the zombies so that people will stop writing about them…werewolves and vampires too! My goal is to ultimately write a story that moves more people than I can count. Love me, hate me, just don’t be unmoved.
4) Author #4: Kelli Sue Landon
My goal is basically to become a best seller. I’d love to have my name known, like Stephen King or Mary Higgins Clark. That’s a big dream of mine! Successful is having a great imagination and putting it into a book! My mother (who’s very hard to please) was impressed with my imagination when she read Stranded in Time, which made my year!
What are your goals as an author? I look forward to reading your comments below.
Stay tuned for the next author interview series! Thank you! 🙂