I have met so many amazing writers and creators on my writing journey who have not only been inspiring, but enlightening and supportive within our writing community. J.C. Maine, an author from Virginia is all of that and more. Had the sincere pleasure of talking with him to learn more about his creativity, what makes him tick, and what he has in store for all of us. See for yourself!
◆ How are you doing on this amazing day?
I am doing wonderful. I am so honored to be doing this interview with you.
◆ Writers are known for having thoughts at any given time. When do you have your best ideas?
About 5 o’clock in the morning. That’s the time my mind is the clearest, and right around the time I drink my first cup of coffee. ☺
◆ If you had to give a title to the blueprint of your life, what would it be called?
Never stop believing in yourself. If you think you can accomplish something, you should pursue it despite how the current circumstances look. In my opinion, it only takes one major opportunity to become successful.
◆ Do you remember the first time you brought ink to paper?
Around 2017 when I started my first book. It was a nonfiction, and it was a learning experience for me. It's not for sale, but you can read pieces of it on my blog site, A Better Tomorrow.
"With love and communication, we can solve all of the world's problems."
◆ Other than writing, tell us what else you love that gets your heart pumping.
I like to work out, mostly lifting weights and running. Sometimes, I play NBA 2K21 on my PlayStation. That gets my blood pumping, especially when I'm losing. LOL
◆ The writing community is a huge network of authors, creators and so much more. Do you ever feel pressured to perform based on what others are doing?
In a way I do, but I love the pressure. They encourage you to become a better writer and make you accountable. For my book, Days of Revelation, I used someone in the #WritingCommunity to make my book cover, and I asked three people to beta read it for me.
◆ Have you ever googled yourself?
I did as soon as I saw the question. It's good to know that my name comes up right away. It makes it easy for my fans to find me.
◆ Writers block is commonly heard of, but have you ever experienced readers block?
I've had readers block. I tried to read books early in the morning, because I process things better during that time. If I'm struggling to read, I force my way through it until it starts clicking mentally.
◆ You are given free plane tickets to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Rome, Italy. I would love to go there to see the monuments, see the culture, and taste some of the food.
◆ In your opinion, what truly defines a writer?
Anyone that has a passion for writing. They can be bloggers, authors, poets; the list goes on and on.
◆ How many published books do you have and what are you working on next?
I have two published books: Pleasurable Consequences and Days of Revelation. Both of them are on Amazon and Kindle. I'm currently working on a supernatural thriller/horror book. So far, the book is coming along great.
◆ If you could go in reverse, what would you tell the young J.C. Maine?
I would tell my younger self to take writing seriously as soon as he got out of high school and to stop blowing his money on material things like gold chains and expensive clothing.
◆ Where do you pull your inspiration from?
The Bible, 90s' hip-hop music, and movies. I also get inspired by daily interactions with people and past life experiences.
◆ In closing, is there anything else you would like to say?
I want to thank you for allowing me to do this interview, and I want to thank all the people that have supported me.
Thank you my friend. Looking forward to your next book and all that is to come!
Connect with J.C. Maine;
Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/J.C.-Maine/e/B087TPZD7W/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Blog: A Better Tomorrow
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AJ writes & blogs from her home in Atlanta, GA. You can also find her work as a contributing writer at www.groovmagazine.com
"This is how you do it; you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard." -Neil Gaiman