What’s your writing background? When did you begin writing and what inspired you?
I started writing when I was a teen, around 7th grade, but I didn’t write fictional prose until the past few years. My previous works were poetry, things that were on my mind at the time and feelings I had to express. My emotions inspire me the most. Some days I can write 5000 words just because I needed a good cry or had the best news and can’t stop laughing.
How often do you write? And how do you manage to fit in writing among other commitments?
I write every day. It doesn’t matter what it is for. I just write. I can write for one of my works in progress, or my blog or just some random thing that I end up deleting. Not a day goes by that I don’t write. As far as fitting it into my schedule, you just have to make time for it. I get to work early and write when no one is around. I stay up a couple hours after my husband goes to bed.
In which genre do you most enjoy writing?
My answer a year ago would be paranormal romance, but I’ve ventured out to romance and general fiction and I have to say, I’m enjoying all of it. After working more on my poetry, I might even say at the end of the day, that’s my favourite. I can express myself best, paint the best pictures and feel the words easier.
What draws you to write in that genre?
Can you tell me about your current project(s)?
Right now, I am working on four projects. I’ll list them in order of ‘completeness’.
Whispers in the Dark – This is a poetry book that myself, Stacy Moran and Torie N. James put together. Stacy and I took photographs of different things and we have combined photography with poetry. This is under review at a publisher right now.
Wolf Pack – This is a short story that is written and edited. It is going to be submitted to the publisher in a book called Jaded that my friend L.S. Broomfield is writing another short story for to go inside of this duet. Both short stories will be about a shifter male wolf. The duet will be approximately 12000 words. Hopefully this will be complete and sent to the publisher by the end of 2012.
Blood Yellow – This is being edited by my beta reader and should be returned to me shortly. Once it’s returned, I’ll work on the suggested edits then send it into my publisher for review. It’s the sequel to Blood Purple, a series about Algula Vampires from Lebanon (Middle East) who have to fight their uncle and cousins for survival. This is book two in a series of five.
Maverick Touch: The Cat – This book started out as a NaNoWriting book but due to getting ill and having to edit my book, Bud’s Christmas Wish for release November 16th, it was delayed. I am about 60% done with it. I hope for it to become a series. It’s a fiction book. It’s about Nadia, a newspaper reporter who can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
What are your writing plans for the future?
I’d like to keep writing in my spare time until I have nothing more to say. I love writing. I love the freedom it gives me and I enjoy everything about it. I write because I have to.
Where can people find out more about you?
My website is the best place for information www.ashleynemer.com
I also keep my Facebook page up to date www.facebook.com/ashleynemerauthor
You can find me on twitter www.twitter.com/ashleynemer