ABOUT THIS AUTHOR:
Wish is an author and blogger. She graduated with an honours degree in Law from the University of Manchester, UK.
She wrote her first ‘official’ novel at seven and since then, she hasn’t looked back. She spends most of her time writing, designing for her blog and making book trailers. When she’s not writing, she likes to paint, dance, meditate, research, watch movies and nourish her sweet tooth. She loves to read about a wide variety of topics like business, psychology, marketing, singing and self help.
KNOW HER MORE:
What can you say about my blog?
P: I like the layout of the blog. It’s easy to navigate and the design is clean. I also like the fact that there is a separate section for Q&As. I’m happy to be a part of your blog. Thank you for interviewing me.
BOOKS YOU’VE WRITTEN?
P: I’ve published two books as of today. My first book is called My Life in 3 Colours. I like to describe it as a picture book for adults. It is written and illustrated by me.
My second book came out on 28th October. It is a collection of short stories that I serialised on my blog. The book is divided into three sections- science fiction, comedy and human interest. If you like stories that make you think, give my book a try. It is currently available on Story Cartel for free download (until 24th November, 2015).
I also have two full length novels planned next year. The next one will most likely be a science fiction thriller. You can follow me on my social media for updates.
P: I don’t think I’m an expert to be dishing out advice. However, I’m doing a series on writing resources on my blog. You can visit www.pwish.net to find the articles. The best writing advice I have received is ‘write’. The more you write, the better you get. It is also important to get feedback. Feedback helps you improve as a writer. It is also important to enjoy the writing process. Writing can get monotonous. It is difficult to get by if you don’t love what you do.
Do you consider writing and reading similar?
P: No. Writing and reading are very different. I realised this when I wrote Into the Light. The kind of books I read are very different from the kind of books I write. I mostly read non-fiction but I write only fiction. In fiction, I love to read romances but I don’t write romance. I read things that challenge and expand my thinking. I write things I can identify with.
Writing is a longer process. You can read superficially but you cannot write superficially. Each book that you write changes you. A book that takes three hours to read takes months to produce. So, no, they’re very different. The similarity is that they’re both enjoyable.
Can you give us a brief story about your career?
P: I started my ‘career’ six months ago so, my career story is pretty brief. I have been writing since I was seven years old. I’ve been sending out manuscripts since ten. I have seen a lot of rejections in my life. I was always drawn to self-publishing but I only did it this year. I self-published my first book in May. These six months have been an intensive learning process. I’m sure there’s more to follow. I love to write and I love to learn so I’m looking forward to the challenges that the future brings.
Do you have strange writing routines?
P: I write at night. Ten to twelve every night. My daily routine ends by then and I can write without interruptions. I’m trying to be a morning person but I find that my mind awakens only at ten. As you can imagine, this disrupts my sleep schedule.
That’s a strange writing habit that I have. I write non-fiction and blog posts in the morning. I also edit in the morning but fiction writing is reserved for the night.
How do you read?
P: I try to read five to ten books a month. I read more than fifteen last month. I have been reading and writing all my life so I’m a fast reader. I do not skim read. I don’t concentrate on each and every detail either. I look at the big picture with some detail. When reading non-fiction books, I like to take breaks. I need time to digest the information. I also make notes. I read most fiction books in one sitting. I rarely come back to books I felt mid-way.
Have you read the Harry Potter series?
P: No. I’ve seen the movies though.
RANDOM QUESTION: What’s your long term goal?
P: I don’t have one. I’ll know when I get there. For now, I want focus writing and marketing my books better.
P to Bea: Thank you for interviewing me. It was a pleasure to answer these questions. All the best.
Where to find P. Wish?
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13852944.P_Wish
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00YF8RPTM