Author of “The Misadventures of Robin Jane” series, Sue Seabury has a number of young adult novels available. It is great to be able to interview someone that has successfully launched a new series in recent years in this genre.
A bit about Sue – she enjoys exotic travel, good food, and great conversation. Since she doesn’t often get to enjoy any of these, she makes up stories about them.
Here are some handy links to find Sue’s works and learn more about her take on things –
Let’s find out what Sue has been up to.
1. What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
Not getting discouraged by the query rejections.
2. What’s your views on social media for marketing? Which of them
have worked best for you?
I have a facebook page and am on twitter. I have seen anecdotal evidence they work, but I don’t have a ton of experience with them. Mainly bumbling my way around, seeing what works, and what doesn’t.
3. Do you let your book stew – leave it for a month and then come back
to it to edit?
Yes. No specific amount of time, but definitely helps to set it aside and
come back with fresh eyes.
4. How do you edit?
I asked a few friends who had experience and/or interest in copyediting
and/or writing. I thought I did a good job finding typos and other errors, but
they found a whole bunch. Seems I’m not the eagle eyes I thought I was.
5. Did you come across any specific challenges in writing Miss
Calculation? What would you do differently the next time?
I didn’t have a clue what was missing from my writing until I started
getting feedback. Now that I know my weaknesses, heck yeah I work
to not make those same mistakes.