Please welcome Autumn Stone to The Clog Blog. Autumn, can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I am a personal finance influencer who was fell into writing romances. It was an experiment that has become one of my favorite ways to make passive income. I run two very different projects: a website and podcast about personal finance and a website and podcast about Colorado (I’m from Colorado). I also speak at different conferences such as Podcast Movement, FinCon, and others. I’m also a mentor for a podcasting program that is being held here in Denver for the second time this summer.
How do you make time to write?
I try to write when I’m feeling relaxed. Typically, I will write from a coffee shop patio or carry a journal with me so that I can capture inspiration whenever it hits me. I don’t have a daily writing goal.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Absolutely, sometimes the muse slips from you.
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it.
I write both fiction and non-fiction books. For my romance books I write in the BWWM genre and I love sharing endless love stories that show women like me in different situations ranging from the fantastical to realistic situations depending on the story. I’m a romantic and love writing about love!
How are you publishing your recent book and why? (*e.g. Indie, traditional or both)
Self-publish! I love it so much because there are no limits placed on me and I can publish as many books as I would like. I don’t have to wait for someone else (other than my fans) to validate my stories.
Are you an Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
Extrovert. I’m very comfortable with marketing my work.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” –Anonymous
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Keep trying, keep learning, it’s never a mistake it’s a learning opportunity. Most content creators (authors/bloggers/podcasters/vloggers/etc) Don’t spend enough time marketing their work. It’s a daily process.
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?