So, when I started planning my 100 followers celebration, I knew I wanted to interview Jen. She was one of my very first followers - like, literally, I had 5 or something when suddenly she popped up. I was so excited! Over the last few months I've met lots of other awesome folks and learned to navigate the waters of the blogosphere, but I'll always remember how she befriended me when I was brand spankin' new!
Share a writing ‘aha’ moment with us, when you experienced a breakthrough or lesson of some sort.
The day I started blogging. I thought getting published was simple. Write a book, call a publisher. The aha moments have been each time I talk to a fellow writer and several authors. They always say it's tough, but they wouldn't change it for the world. Those are the moments I cherish.
How did you gain 1,000 followers in one year?
Everyone asks me that! They're hoping I have a secret, I often tell people it's the sparkle dust that's spread all over my blog, it's like a drug, draws you in and captivates you. Really I suppose it's hard work and dedication. I keep the blog 100% me, what I'd want to read, no matter how random. It seems to be working so far.
Which industry professionals are you most addicted to and why?
I'm not one that really follows the professionals, I ask those who are new in the industry what it's like. Fellow writers trying to get their big break, authors who've done and are to be published within a year or two. They seem to have a great understanding of the NOW. I heard them for it.
Tell us about your current project.
My current project is titled In The Mind of a Celebrity Stalker. It's about a 24 year old girl named Jules who has a complicated life, to cope she journals and since she is so ecentric she decides to talk to celebrities in which often times she takes things a little too far. There's love, hate, and just some outrageously fun moments in her life.
What is your MC's favorite cocktail (or other beverage)? Dessert?
For Jules she loves herself a martini, any flavor, all depends on her mood. Her dessert of choice would be Paula Deen's Apple Pie.
You rock, Jen! Thanks so much for stopping by and spreading the love.
The interviews continue on Wednesday, so pop on by to hear the latest from Jennifer Hillier! Happy Monday, writer friends!