AuThursday – Nichole Sky

Please welcome Nichole Sky to The Clog Blog! Nichole, can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I’ve been teaching for 17 years. These past 3 years, I have made my way out of the traditional classroom and I work for an online charter school which I LOVE! I have 3 kids and have been married for 16 years. I love puzzles, crocheting (taught myself pre-internet with library books), and plants–to my husband’s chagrin! I’ve been writing for decades at this point, but I just published my first novella!
How do you make time to write?
I make my own work schedule, so I actually blocked time out in my schedule to write every day.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yes and no. I believe we can get mental blocks that knock us out of our creativity, but I also believe there are so many ways to tap into your creativity, that if you just keep trying, you cannot be blocked.
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it.
I write instalove but with a twist: all my characters are teachers! I feel like I’m making a new genre. For now, all of my 60-minute reads will take place at the same high school. I’m so excited because it is so hard to find teacher romances, but I know there’s a market for it. Teachers deserve so much…some love and fantasy isn’t too much to ask for.
How are you publishing your recent book and why?
INDIE! I like the freedom of it. I can fix mistakes, adjust pricing, and write whatever I want!
Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?  How does this affect your work?
I’m a combo. Lol! I want to be an extrovert 100% of the time, but I can get drained and be shy.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Well-behaved women rarely make history.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Just do it!
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?