I’m so excited to announce that in addition to guest posts, I’ve brought on a few ladies to write for me every now and then. While I’ve known all these fabulous women for years, you haven’t – which is why over the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing you to all of them.
Today I’m thrilled for you to meet Rhianne. I’ve known her for a few years now – bonding over our love of writing and reading. She’s also been a beta reader for my books before. I asked her a few questions that will help you get to know her.
1. Tell everyone a little about yourself.
I was born in 1993, I am a Hufflepuff and not writing is something I can’t do anymore. When I was little my mother got me into reading and since the day she put a book in my hand, I have loved the written word. I live South of England with my boyfriend and two cats. By day I work at a local company which is close to my house and between 5-7am I write, and some evenings I do my blog work.
2. You write novels, how did you start writing?
I had dabbled in (some very bad) songwriting when I was about 12 or 13 and then moved onto poems. I started writing stories when I was about 16 but didn’t really take it seriously, those stories were all about me in my favorite fictional worlds at the time, then I started writing a bigger story and the rest, as they say, is history.
3. You published your first book recently. How did you decide to go the indie route and how did you know you were ready?
Looking back I don’t think I was ready. Now I have so many more steps in my process that if I re-did it, I think it would have turned out so much better. I chose the indie route because I wanted to produce something myself, and be able to hold my book in my hands a lot quicker than if I had done it traditionally. I am planning to query agents with a new fantasy series I am writing though.
4. You also have a fantastic blog, Little Novelist. Tell us how you got started, and how ahead are you in terms of writing and scheduling blog posts?
Well, I started blogging because I found YouTubers like Zoella and I wanted to be like them. Silly, now that I think back on it, but then when I realized there were blogs out there for books and writing I knew deep down that this was supposed to be my niche. So, after much consideration and pushing from a friend, I opened up Squarespace and made a new website, bought a domain and voila, Little Novelist is born.
Currently, I have posts scheduled until December, the only thing not written is an end of year post, as it’s not the end of the year and a lot can happen in three months. I have content written up until next August, and I will start planning 2019 about March time.
Y’all, she’s almost a year ahead on blog posts.
5. What goals do you have for the future?
I have one main writing goal and that’s to get my fantasy series into a bookshop. I want to walk into Waterstones or WH Smith and be like, yep, that’s my book sitting on that shelf!
6. We’re all side-hustlers here, but taking time off from being creative is important. What’s your favorite way to unwind after a long day?
Looking to learn more from Rhianne?
Rhianne is an author of Fantasy, Adventure & Romance, and creates writing resources to help you take yourself from Novice to Novel. Little Novelist is a combined blog for writers and readers where she shares writing tips, author interviews, book reviews and news about her own books. In June 2017 Little Novelist won Blogosphere Book Blogger of the Year and her first novel The Collective was self-published in April 2017.