Author Macee Carson Live Chat with Fans
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23rd March 2021 8 PM CST on Facebook page (International Book Promotion)
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About the Author:
Macee Carson is a disabled, LGBT+ author who published Autumn’s Fire as her first novel. Her disability is due to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome which she has suffered from for 9 years. Though this obviously makes life difficult for her, she does her best to prevail against her disability and do what she loves. As for her LGBT+ orientation, she is Biromantic and Demisexual.
Macee lives in Colorado with her cat, Caine, and rat, Kevin, and spends her free time writing, sewing, gaming, and listening to podcasts. She loves writing and storytelling and hopes to make it a full-time job. Currently, she is working on the next book in the series, A Spark’s Light, and a new series, Zaoda. To support her in her writing, you can become a supporter on patreon or simply follow her on social media.
Autumn was a Meadow Elf that spent most of her life hidden away with her nose in a book. But everything changed when she met Chriol, a Wood Elf from a neighboring village and a lovable goofball. Their friendship adds brightness and company to her life as Chriol shows her the wonders of the Heinthral Forest, Wood Elf culture, and a budding romance. Not everything is wonderful in Autumn’s life, though, as every night she continues to be plagued by a nightmare she can never remember. The only hint she has as to what this dream is? A vague feeling of warmth on her skin. Join Autumn and Chriol in their fantastical friendship in this unique story that will leave you hoping, yelling, wondering, and crying over the journey that takes place.
Meanwhile, enjoy the written interview with Author Macee Carson
- Where are you from?
Colorado Springs, Colorado born and raised!
- Why do you write?
It sounds bit cheesy, but because I have stories in me that I need to tell. I have at least 10 stories on the backburner right now and will probably have more the more time passes. Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to write them all!
- What do you write about?
Life, from the little stories to the big ones. Pretty much anything I can sink my teeth into and get emotion out of.
- Do you have a specific writing style?
I know that I tend to focus on emotion a lot because I feel it is the most important part of the character; how they feel is what defines them in my eyes.
- What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?
Writer’s block for sure, but also my disability. Ever since I got sick I’ve struggled with brain fog, and it definitely impacts my ability to write sometimes. But I do my best to give myself breaks where I need it and to force myself through it when I need that extra push.
- What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?
This is actually one of the quotes I have on my book’s back cover, but it always sticks with me: “I have lived everything from supreme peace to raw despair in the pages of Carson’s magical story” -Andreea Padurean
- How long have you been writing?
I actually learned how to write and read two years later than I was supposed to, as when I was in second grade and everyone was moving onto chapter books, I still couldn’t read anything! So due to that, my journey into writing was a little delayed. But I really sunk myself into writing after I learned how, and I wrote everything from stories to songs. Anything I could put my little mind to!
- When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?
I knew from a very young age that writing would be a hobby of mine, but it wasn’t until writing Autumn’s Fire that I realized that I wanted to make it a big part of my life. It really sparked something inside of me.
- What is your work schedule like when you are writing?
I write every day when I’m working on a book and am in the flow of writing. Sometimes, this goes great, and I get anywhere from one to six thousand words down a day. But most of the time, my disability or writer’s block gets in the way and I can only manage one to five hundred words.
- What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I have a bad habit of putting commas everywhere and nowhere at all! Commas are always in the wrong place when I write!
- How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one -published or non)
It depends! Autumn’s Fire took about two months, but the sequel, A Spark’s Light has taken almost an entire year to write!
- Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?
Write more often (practice makes perfect!), don’t get too caught up in everything being perfect on your first draft, and remember that your story matters and deserves to be written.
- What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?
I’m a perfectionist, so I have a hard time just getting done with the first draft. It took me a lot of practice to let myself write without obsessing over every word!
- What do you think makes a good story?
In my opinion, its in the characters and their emotions. If they read like real people experiencing real emotions, then that’s the best you can ask for from a story!
- What does your family think of your writing?
My mom insists she is incredibly proud of my writing, and I find myself lucky to have such a supportive mom.
- Do you see writing as a career?
Right now, it’s a hobby. I want more than anything for it to be a career, but that’s not happening right now. That’s okay, though, it won’t stop me from trying to make it into a career one day!
- Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?
If nothing else, I hope you find Autumn’s story interesting and worth the read.
- When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I didn’t really consider myself a writer until I finished Autumn’s Fire. I needed that ‘proof’ in my hands, showing me that I had done something, no matter how small.