Today, I’m pleased to share my interview with Leah Cypess, author of the newly released, Mistwood. Mistwood has been on my radar for some time now and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it! I hope you enjoy the interview and don’t forget to pick up a copy of Mistwood as soon as possible!
A hundred authors who wrote the books I loved to read. I’ve always
been a reader and I feel like I’ve always wanted to be a writer.
Where did the idea for Mistwood originate?
I had an image in my mind of a supernatural creature being hunted by men on horseback. I started with just that and started writing to see where it went.
What would you like to accomplish as a writer?
Mostly, I’d like to write books that readers enjoy. My dream is to be
an author with fans who look forward to her every next book, the way I
feel about my favorite authors.
What was the writing process like for Mistwood?
I write on paper, and sometimes write out of order; for my first
draft, I had most of the story written in a whole bunch of scenes that
I had to fit together. I polished it up to create my second draft,
which I sent to my online critique group, www.critters.org. Mistwood went through the critique process four times before I did a final
polishing-up round myself and decided it was ready to send.
Are there any genres you’d like to try writing for?
Most of what I write (and read!) is YA fantasy. I have an idea for an
adult urban fantasy that I’ve started, and another for a straight
historical novel that I’m researching .
In your opinion, what’s the hardest part of writing?
Those times when I think I’m done with a certain scene, character, or
plot twist… and then I realize there’s a problem, and that problem
can only be fixed by reworking the entire manuscript.
How would you describe your writing using only 3 to 5 words?
Intrigue, danger and magic.