I'm pleased to welcome a brand new author to the blog today who talks a little about why he writes!
Here we go...
Marc Longcor was born November 29, 86 in northwest Missouri in a small town world. He joined the Army National Guard at 17 and spent over 11 years in. He became an EMT to keep serving and has been doing so for 10 years now. The whole writer thing is new and started out as a way to escape and cope with issues of stress from deployment and working as an EMT. How he became an author is because of his friends encouraging him and reading his work. He never thought in a hundred years he'd write and publish a book even after failing English in high school, but he did, and if he can do, so can you!
It was just supposed to be another day at the tanning salon, nursing a hangover and hitting on a stripper and her girlfriend. But a doctor with an idea to cure the world of all sickness thought it was a good idea to use alien blood and DNA for the cure. Too bad the alien has other plans. Now with a city overrun with alien monsters, a special alien response team is outnumbered and seeking help, turn to an unlikely crew of people—a crazy old man who won't die, two strippers, and a drunk in a kilt. They must come together to save the city, the doctor, and maybe the world!
What do you write?
How and when did the writing life begin for you?
I'd have to say when I was deployed overseas in Afghanistan.
How has the journey been up to this point?
An adventure! I have no clue what I'm doing. I'm just having fun and trying to create a cool story that people will like and hopefully get them to escape for whatever reason.
What's been the hardest part of your writing/publishing experience so far? And the most enjoyable?
Getting the right format down for writing a story because I failed English and drove my friends crazy asking for right words for this and that. Finding a publisher right for me was scary and difficult but I got it done. Now promoting my book is the big headache.
The enjoyable experiences have been friends and others telling me that they got my book and loved it!
Would you go back and change anything?
No, I think I have a good story that's new and not a rerun or reboot.
Where do you want to be in 5 years, and 10 years?
I don't know. I don't think of tomorrow and just focus on today and making it better than yesterday.
Plans for the future?
More books and hopefully movies or TV shows.
Any advice for new writers?
Take your time. Nothing good comes from rushing.
And most importantly...
Ketchup or mayo? - Ketchup
Night or day? - Both
Cats or dogs? - Both
Twitter or Facebook? - Facebook
e-book or Paperback? - Paperback
Rain or sun? - Both, but I like a good snow.
Keyboard or notebook and pen? - I use keyboard and a notebook and pen, and just about all over the place to write down ideas!
Drama or comedy? - Comedy, action, sci-fi - I like a good story that keeps me hooked.
Want to guest blog or be interviewed? Got a cover reveal or book coming out?
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