Interview with writer/blogger P. Wish

Writer
and blogger P. Wish is here today. We’re chatting about her collection of short
stories, Into the Light.
Bio:
P.
Wish is an author and blogger. She graduated with an honours degree in Law from
the University of Manchester, UK.
She wrote her first ‘official’
novel at seven and since then, she hasn’t looked back. She spends most of her
time writing, designing for her blog and making book trailers. When she’s not
writing, she likes to paint, dance, meditate, research, watch movies and
nourish her sweet tooth. She loves to read about a wide variety of topics like
business, psychology, marketing, singing and self help.
Welcome, P. Please tell us about your current release.
Into the Light is a collection of nine versatile
short stories. These short stories are divided into three genres- science
fiction, human interest and comedy. Into the Light is a compilation of stories
serialised on my blog between June and September, 2015. These stories were
posted as part of an event called ‘Short Story Wednesdays’. I posted a new
story each week and it gradually grew into this collection. The book also
includes an additional new short story. The common thread that these stories
share is a ‘twist’. The diversity of themes covered in this short story
collection are what make it unique.
What inspired you to write this book?
Since
the book covers a diverse range of genres and themes, the sources of inspiration
are many. I did a series titled ‘Story behind the stories’ on my blog and
social media. I posted a new blog post each day detailing my sources of
inspiration in writing each story. Feel free to read through it on my blog and
social media. Generally, the story is inspired by creativity, technology and
human emotions. Some parts draw from my life experiences while others are
totally fictional. It is a good combination of reality and fantasy.
A short except from the first chapter of the Into the Light (Veronica):
“The white marble floor vibrated with
throbbing footsteps. The door opened suddenly, revealing a long column of
blinding light. It illuminated a small, old fashioned wooden bed, a leaking
sink, a wrought iron chair and the warm wooden floor. Shadow looked at the
scene queerly. It appeared like it belonged in the history museum, not reality.
His eyes fell on a dark figure crouched on a chair near the window. Her hair
was raven black, her form fragile, her lips chapped. They curved into a smile that
never faded.
“Welcome.”
her lips parted.
Veronica
did not blink. She sat on a chair by the window and looked at the sunset. She
couldn
t
see the dark clouds that shadowed the sun, she couldn
t see the air filled with dread and
fear, she couldn
t see
the gloom cast over the city, she couldn
t see how many people died everyday. She
smiled because she was blind.”
What exciting story are you working on next?
I
am working on a chick lit novel titled ‘Confessions’. In fact, it is already
being serialised on my blog (to date, it has completed eight weeks of
serialization). I would like to invite the readers to check it out.
I
am also working on a thriller/mystery novel which is part of a series. The
first book should be out sometime next year. I am in the process of editing the
final draft.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
This
is an interesting question. I would say it was probably after I self published
my first book this May. I never realised how time consuming and demanding being
a writer was. Since I am a self published writer, I have to take care of
everything from marketing to publishing to writing. It is a full time job.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day like?
If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
Yes,
I write full time. I work from home (which basically means I laze at home all
day). My day usually begins with some form of exercise. It wakes me up. I spend
my mornings and afternoons marketing and promoting my books mainly on the
internet. A lot of this time is spent learning about marketing since I have no
background in the subject. I spend the evening going through my e-mails and
social media. I write at night (usually after seven). At ten, I begin reading a
book and continue until midnight when I sleep. I like to meditate before I
sleep.
When
I am not writing, I love to read. I also love discovering new cuisines when I
have the time. Travelling is also one of my passions.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I
am an owl. I only write at night. The best ideas come to me at the oddest
hours. Some days, I begin at midnight and go on till the next morning. Of
course, this messes up my daily routine but I manage to get my sleep.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I
know this sounds really predictable but I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I
wrote my first book at seven so, I didn’t have a lot of time to think about
other choices. Surprisingly, I sustained my interest in writing throughout my
life.
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
It
was a pleasure to do this interview. I had a lot of fun answering the
questions. I want to thank all the readers for their support. If you want to
read more about me and sample my works, I urge you to visit my blog, www.pwish.net.
I also serialize novels and stories regularly on my blog so, you can read my
works for free before they come out. If you have any questions or comments,
feel free to reach out to me. Have a nice day.
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Thank you, P.! Happy writing!

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