3Q’s – Sirius knows the chances of cryptids are slim but never zero!

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A great 3Q’s is on the table for today! I connected with today’s guest back around the time the LOHF Writers Grant was opening for applications. Since then, I’ve really enjoyed seeing their different make up/cosplay photos they’ve posted as well as watching their progress on their various pieces of fiction!

I’m super happy to have Sirius stop by for today’s 3Q’s!

Welcome, Star!


Steve: What does your process look like once you finish your first draft? Do you immediately dive back into it, or do you take some time away?

Sirius: I am definitely the edit-as-I-go type, so I usually come out with a fairly clean first draft. That being said, I will take a day or two away from it before diving back in for edits. By the end of a first draft, the words all sound the same and my notes are a jumbled mess, so I need some time to clear the brain fog before returning with fresh eyes.

Steve: What’s the one thing you’d change now if you’d have known it when you started writing?

Sirius: I would definitely go back to my past self and tell them not to try and publish every single thing that came to their brain. I wish I had held off on a lot of things and saved myself a lot of embarrassing mistakes. I had a lot of bad covers, a lot of bad formatting, and a lot of really poor editing once upon a time. My writing voice had not even properly and fully developed. The mistakes I made shaped me into a better author, but I could do without the cringe compilation of all my failures that plays behind my eyelids at night. So, yes, Patience is the lesson I wish I could catapult into 20-year-old me’s brain.

Steve: Of the books or stories you’ve released, which is your personal favorite and why?

Sirius: Uncrowned, absolutely. I am so proud of it. I have loved this world, and these characters, for so long. To finally have a series that, in my mind, does them even an ounce of justice is my greatest accomplishment so far. Not only has it given new life to characters I have known for decades, but the storyline is still growing, the world is still expanding, and I meet new characters and find new connections for them every day. I am so utterly in love with Uncrowned.

Steve: Bonus Fun Question! Would you rather be lost at sea or in the mountains?

Sirius: I would much rather be lost at sea! The mountains are cold, they have mountain lions, bears, and bobcats – and the chances of running into some malicious cryptid may be slim but are never zero. There’s a lot of hiking involved when being lost in the mountains. It’s just not for me.

Endless sea and sky to the distant horizon
Excellent thought process!

Thank you so much, Sirius!

To find all of their work, check their website!

Website: https://www.uncrownednovel.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/palestarsirius

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