March 23, 2011

Interview with Tessa from Christ is Write

Today Tessa from the blog Christ is Write is hosting an interview with myself and my sister, Jennifer Freitag, about our recent publications, what it's like to be teen authors, our works in progress, and more.

Sneak Peek:

What's it like being a teenage author, which is very unlikely, but also having a teen sister doing the same thing?

Jenny: Frankly, it feels kind of surreal. I have to stop and tell myself “You are a published author,” and even then, I feel as if I am talking about someone else, not myself. Having Abigail published along with me is a comfort because it’s a whole new, strange world, and it makes it easier to learn by trial and error with someone else in the comedy of errors with me.

Abigail: My experience is much the same as Jenny’s. We’ve both been writing for so long that being published was just the next step of that—something that we are very thankful for, but that hasn’t really changed much for us. It has been a blessing that both of us were published at the same time, not just in that we’re both venturing out together, but because neither one of us was first in this. There’s no room for any rivalry.

To see the whole interview, go to Christ is Write.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent interview! It's funny how being published changes everything - and yet doesn't change anything. Continuing to write after your first book is published presents new challenges, since suddenly you have an audience with expectations. But if you can keep in mind why you began doing this in the first place, you'll be able to stay centered and enjoy the ride.

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  2. Thanks, Katie! I will say that being published is great motivation to continue to push one's self, especially in those places where the going is tough; it provides impetus to keep writing and improving. And yet, like you said, in other ways being published doesn't change anything. A writer who is published still has most of the same problems of a writer who isn't.

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