Please welcome Author Idabelle Aylor to the Clog Blog. Idabelle, can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I’m a wife. I’m a mom of teens and a 6-year-old. I have loved writing my entire life. I am a US Navy veteran. I am a business owner and a licensed massage therapist.
How do you make time to write?
Funny this question is here. We used to own a tire shop but it has pretty much gone under. So, now my husband is my agent and I get to write!
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Tell us a bit about the genre you write and why you love it.
I am currently writing in sweet romance but also want to write women’s fiction/chick-lit. I like sweet romance because I like happy endings. I like happy stories even if there is some drama. There’s enough sadness in life, if I’m going to escape in a story I want it to be a happy/funny one or at least one where love always wins.
How are you publishing your recent book and why? (*e.g. Indie, traditional or something else)
Indie. I co-write in a different genre under a different pen name and have gotten a dozen rejections and after learning that you still need to promote yourself, I figured I’d publish myself and keep more of my hard-earned money.
Are you an Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
A bit of both. I don’t like promoting myself so I’m glad my husband does. But I do love talking to people and learning about them. I use what I learn and people’s personalities and some life experiences in my stories as well. A good thing about being a little introverted is that it doesn’t hurt my feelings to stay in and write instead of going out.
What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Success is not so much achievement as achieving. Refuse to join the cautious crowd that plays not to lose; play to win. – David J Mahoney
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing. Keep talking about your work. Keep writing.
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share with us?
Sofey smiled, the backyard condo for June’s pet squirrel and magpie had been quite the project.
“I remember when we built that condo. That was fun.” Sofey wiped the condensation from her bottle, “I miss Barney.”
“Me too, Dolly.” June finished her drink and stood up.
“Hey, why don’t you come over tonight and watch the finale of Jury of Love with me. I didn’t even know the dadgum show had started a season!” June pursed her lips and took a sip of her pop.
“They say there’s a local guy on there this season. Well, local like a Caraway.”
“Caraway? Really? Huh, that’s only like 15 miles away.”
“I know, I’m sure he’s a celebrity now around these parts but I doubt I’d know a celebrity from Adam, if I ran into one.” June set her empty pop bottle on the table and stood up.
“Well, I’m ordering pizza. You bring the refreshments.” She was already at the front door when she added, “See you in an hour!”