Hello everyone! Today . . . you guessed it! It’s another Spotting the Light post! Today, we’re featuring Joanna Sarah!
Joanna Sarah is sixteen and an ambivert – she can be very social and other times she just wants to be herself. She’s a complete and total book nerd. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior when she was thirteen and she got baptized this past summer before she turned sixteen. She is an aspiring writer and fashionista. Her dream in life is to be a successful fashion entrepreneur living in New York, who inspires others to do great things.
What do you post about?
I blog about fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and hair. I post vlogs and beauty and style videos on my YouTube channel.
What made you decide to start your blog and YouTube channel?
I’ve always wanted to be a blogger and the summer before my sophomore I started a blog! It was a writing and lifestyle blog, but than I outgrew it and put it on private. Than last April, I finally started a fashion and beauty blog, which I felt was more my style. After always wanting to start a YouTube channel, I decided that since I had a fashion blog I should just go ahead and start a YouTube channel.
Where do you get ideas for what you do?
Sometimes I come up with my own blog and video ideas. Than there are other times where I get inspiration from Pinterest and other bloggers/YouTubers.
If you could talk to yourself when you were first starting out, what advice would you give yourself?
To not be afraid of doing what I love and just to always do my best.
What does a typical day in your life look like?
I’m a very busy person. A typical day involves me going to school and than possibly staying after for a sport or one of my many after school activities. Than if I don’t have to cheer at a basketball game or perform at a football game, I go to work. I work at a library and it’s usually a three to four hour shift. In between all of that, I try to find the time to read, record videos, blog, and do my homework.
What made you decide to start writing?
I have always been a reader first and I believe that has inspired me to write books that I would personally read myself.
What is your favorite part about writing?
Reading the finish product after all of the grunt work.
What makes a good story?
A good story is something that you would read. If you as a writer wouldn’t read it, than it’s not a good story.
Does writing energize you or exhaust you, and why?
Writing usually exhausts me, because I’m searching all the corners of my mind to produce a story that I can be proud of. I’m working out my mind for a period of time that is usually an hour or more.
How much time do you spend doing research?
Research is a process and I’m honestly constantly doing research and making a backstory for my characters throughout me writing my book.
How many books have you written? (drafts count too!)
When did you start playing music? What instruments do you play? How long have you been doing music? Do you take lessons, and how long have you been taking them?
I started playing the flute in 5th grade in school. I have participated in marching band and concert band and a woodwind orchestra. I’ve been playing the flute for almost 8 years.
What is/was your favorite childhood book?
The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
Favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Thank you, Joanna, for the lovely interview! Check her out here-