I was interviewed by the blogger, Shaheena Chowdhury. In the interview I discussed the events that led to me publishing my collection of poems and at what age I began to write as a hobby. Here are some of my responses:
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
A: There was never a day I specifically thought, “I want to be a writer”. I have always been a writer. I started writing when I was in 2nd grade. I came home from school and wrote stories in my notebook. As I got older and busier, I started to write less because I did not have much free time. But, my concussion drew me back to writing and I have been writing consistently ever since.
Q: How long did it take you to write your book?
A: Earthly Thoughts is a collection of poems that I wrote in the span of 5 years. It took me roughly a year to compile the poems and format them correctly for a book, but I have enjoyed the entire process. I love being creative and revising my poems is something I find fun. It is really helpful to listen to music while I edit because it can help me feel the emotions I felt when I originally wrote the poems.
To check out the blog post and read my full interview, click here.