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100 Days by Mimsy Hale

Release Date: April 7, 2015


A big welcome to author Mimsy Hale. Thank you for agreeing to take the hot seat today.

When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively?

I always used to be a planner—I'd meticulously draft everything out, and even write some of the more 'exciting' stuff ahead of time.  But then I would get bored with having to write the 'filler' sections and never finish.  I tried just starting somewhere and seeing where the wind took me, but I found that without any direction, sooner or later I would flounder.  Now, I seem to have found a happy medium: know without question the beginning and the ending, and discover the rest along the way—almost like Jake and Aiden do in 100 Days.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

A.J. DeWall has been an incredible mentor to me for the past couple of years, definitely.  The things she can do with words continue to take my breath away!

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I class myself as an 'archaeologist' when it comes to writing, which means that I tend to discover the story as I go along.  If something is feeling forced or stale or otherwise not right, it just means that I have to go and explore a new dig site.  When I'm on my fourth draft of a chapter and something still isn't working, believe me when I say that I feel like banging my head against a wall—but then I breathe, and remember that there are always other chambers in the tomb that I just haven't made it into yet.

Do you have to travel much concerning your books?

Throughout this crazy journey, I've actually discovered that the more I travel to a place, the less I want to write about it, so I try not to!  My imagination really is my playground, which is why it was so much fun doing so much research for 100 Days—I got to find out the facts that I needed, and fill in the rest with a little artistic license.

What's the hardest part of writing your books?

One of the biggest lessons I had to learn when writing 100 Days was that I needed the story to be shaped by characters and events, not a song or movie I'd been particularly inspired by.  There were a number of scenes that got rewritten or scrapped completely because I'd relied too much upon the inspiration rather than the story.  But when you're as much of a music junkie as me, it's a wrench!

Other than writing, do you have any hobbies?

I can usually be found singing or humming along to whatever new playlist I have on my phone, and I love getting crafty.  Right now, I'm working on a piece of wall art made using empty toilet paper rolls.

Can you share something about your works in progress?

I have two ideas that I'm toying with—one that is quite autobiographical, and that I feel will be quite a cathartic journey to take.  The other is a dystopian trilogy, a lot of which I have planned out, but isn't quite feeling right just yet.  I guess I haven't made it into the right chamber of the tomb!


Author Bio:

Mimsy Hale has been a contributing ghostwriter to several bestselling nonfiction books. She is also an established writer in online fan communities, where her stories have hundreds of thousands of reads. 100 Days is her first novel.  She lives in Suffolk, England, with her roommate and four cats.

Where to find the author:

Twitter: @mimsyhale



Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist: Front cover concept by Abbi Lawson
Cover design by Buckeyegrrl Designs

Blurb:

Jake and Aiden have been best friends—and nothing more—since the age of six.  Now 22-year-old college graduates, they take a road trip around the USA, visiting every state in 100 days.

As they start their cross-country odyssey, Jake and Aiden think they have their journey and their futures mapped out. But the road has a funny way of changing course.

Fifty states. Two boys. One love story.

























Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Romance

Excerpt:
Because anything really could happen, couldn’t it? What if what happened in Philadelphia wasn’t a total mistake, but simply the prelude to Jake finally listening to what his instincts have been telling him for weeks? What if, what if, what if…
“What are you doing? Come see this!” Aiden calls out.
Jake takes a deep breath and steps out of the shadows. Aiden is silhouetted against the fading sun, the light picking out the auburn in his hair, and as he stretches his arms up over his head, one finger hooked through the woven bracelet he bought earlier, he grins out at the horizon. Jake feels as if he’s watching Aiden through brand new eyes; he knows that there is rescue in those arms. Suddenly he wants to fall into them and hold on until he feels safe.
Aiden turns away from the vista, pushes his sunglasses up on top of his head and looks down at Jake, his eyes sparkling with warmth and light. He leans forward and holds out his hand, and he looks… beautiful.

Sales Links:

IP Web Store: store.interludepress.com
Pages: 346 pages



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1 comments:

Mimsy Hale said...

Thank you so much for hosting--it was a pleasure :)