Hello everybody! Today, we’re featuring yet another creative for the 10th installment of Spotting the Light: Jameson! I met Jameson when I won a giveaway for her book The Assassin’s Daughter, and have kept up with her social media (mainly) since then. Today I get to interview her!
Jameson is a twenty-something Christian in love with stories and nerdy things. She is a writer, bookworm, and introvert (INF/TJ). When she is not chasing after characters or getting lost in stories, she also likes to bake things and travel.
What do you blog about?
Most of my blog focus is on writing and books, but I also enjoy blogging about faith and general life things.
What made you decide to start bloging?
I started blogging as an extra credit project for school. Though my blogging focuses have varied over the years with different blogs, it’s still one of my favorite things to do!
Describe your process, from idea to post
Usually I start with a few notes or the idea for a title, then build the post around those. Once I’ve chosen a title, I make a title graphic, gather any additional photos, and finalize formatting and content.
What made you decide to start writing?
During a moment of boredom, I started typing out a short story. While I enjoyed writing for school, it wasn’t something I thought much about until after that moment—especially when developing my own characters and plots! From there, the hobby grew to be something I loved and wanted to pursue seriously.
How long does it take for you to write a book?
On average, I’d say it takes about one to three months for me to complete a first draft.
What is your favorite part about writing?
Getting to know characters and figuring out what their stories are.
What makes a good story?
Characters and plot are my two favorite parts of stories, and I enjoy stories that balance both of those while also being entertaining. I love to be swept up in a character’s journey and see where it takes them.
Does writing energize you or exhaust you, and why?
I usually find it to be energizing, especially when I’ve really hit the core of the story and can focus on it. On the other hand, if I’m wrestling with a difficult character or scene, it can be really tiring.
How much time do you spend doing research?
Probably a few hours per draft? It’s easier for me to do in-depth research after I’ve written a first draft, so I can focus on what needs the most research.
How many books have you written?
What was the most interesting part about your publishing journey?
Pretty early on, I’d considered indie publishing for TAD. It’s been fun to learn about the process and figure out which options were the best for the book. Being able to finally look at TAD as a completed project, instead of a constant work-in-progress, was really cool too (and a bit surprising, to be honest)!
Why do you do what you do?
Noveling and blogging are some of my favorite ways to write because they’re fun and honestly, I just love it. 🙂 The writing and blogging communities are awesome, and I’ve “met” so many great people because of them!
Thank you, Jameson, for your interview today! Go check her out!