Please tell us a little bit about your most recent work.
My most recent work is a novella entitled “What You Won’t Do.” It started as a simple short story, but due to feedback from my readers, I decided to extend the story into a two-part short story. The only problem is, I didn’t want the story to end, so I added another part, making it a three-part short story. Instead of publishing them as separate publications, I decided to publish them as one short read.
What was your motivation for writing it?
My motivation for writing this story stemmed from the lack of discreetness when it comes to relationships. People nowadays are so comfortable with sharing the goings on in their relationship, which is a big no-no. You should never let others have insight into your relationship. Whether things are good or bad, it should stay between the two of you. That is the message that I stress in this book. When you let people into your sacred partnership, you may make the mistake of letting in a snake disguised as a confidant.
Are you currently working on any side projects?
Right now, I am working on finishing the second volume of my love gone wrong short story anthology entitled “Love, Lies, and Heartbreak.” I am hoping for a December 2017 release.
What motivated you to become a writer?
As a child, I always enjoyed reading and writing. I wrote stories and poems about different things, but I didn’t think that I really had a talent for writing. It was more therapy for me to help me cope with my childhood. My fifth-grade teacher is the one who encouraged me to take my writing more serious. She felt that I had a natural talent for writing, so she pushed me to perfect my craft. I promised her I would continue to develop my writing skills and I did.
Do you have any unique writing rituals?
I don’t really have any rituals, but I do enjoy listening to new age music while I write. It relaxes me and allows me to let my creative juices flow. The soothing and peaceful calmness puts me in a state of peace.
Do you feel close to your characters? If yes, how so? If no, how do you maintain a distance?
Yes, in some ways I do feel close to my characters. When something bad happens to a character that I especially like, it causes me to want to rewrite the story to save them from whatever trouble they may be about to face, but I have to remind myself that that all stories can’t have happily ever after’s even if I want them to.
Do you find it difficult to maintain a career as a writer?
No I don’t find it difficult at all. My purpose for deciding to become a self-published author was for the flexibility. Without a contract, or having to push publications out when a publisher says I have to, allows me to let my creativity flow on its own time. I don’t feel rushed, or pressured to write a certain amount of books in a certain amount of time. The fact that I do work full-time, and attend online classes, does require me to need that flexibility.
Tell us about your day jobs.
Well, my full-time job as a computer operator for a military shipping/receiving depot is quite interesting. I love what I do, and it gives me pride to know that I have a hand in the safety of the US military. We are a holding facility for parts that the military uses for training and war. I work on the back end of the day to day operations of the shipping of very important material, although I have worked in the warehouse portion before being promoted to my current position. We send material to wherever the US has military bases, and we supply all branches of the US military.
When it comes to poetry, where do you find your inspiration?
The inspiration for my poetry comes from the world around me, and my own personal experiences. Life has so much beauty, but it also has so much ugliness. I can always find something interesting to write about, but my favorite topic to write about is love.
What would you like to tell your readers?
I would like to tell my readers that behind every story or poem I write, usually there is a message. I am all for motivating and inspiring others, so I try to leave a lasting impression on whoever reads my work. Even if they can’t use the message in their own life at that moment, maybe they can in the future.
Blaque Diamond is a reader first, then an author. Her love of writing started with her love of reading. She began writing at the age of eleven due to urging from her fifth-grade teacher. Over the years Blaque Diamond has written off and on since then, and has received rave feedback from fans of her work. Her published works include a collection of poetry spanning many different genres entitled “Words of my Heart,” a collection of contemporary fiction short stories entitled “Love, Lies and Heartbreak Vol. 1,” and her very first contemporary novel entitled “His or Her Betrayal?” When she’s not working her full-time job as a computer operator for a military shipping/receiving depot, Blaque Diamond can be found tapping out her next publication on her trusty desktop computer.
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