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The Author Interview

with
Fran Meadows
Latest Book Title
The Truth Behind The Secret “Infertility”-  A Personal Diary Of My Journey To Motherhood
Available at

http:www.createspace.com/3545945 or Amazon.com paperback & kindle edition

Blog/website

http:www.secretinfertility.vpweb.com

 
  Ed. Note: Fran has created a video for you describing her journey. Compelling! There are more videos on her website.  
Tell us about your latest effort

The Truth Behind The Secret “Infertility” A Personal Diary Of My Journey To Motherhood is a non-fiction book that details my journey through infertility treatments to conceive a child.  It is an inspirational journey filled with raw emotions. I hope that my story will give others a sense of hope to make it through their journey. 

What draws you to your genre(s)? Why is this type of story compelling to you?

Writing non-fiction would be the genre of choice as I find it easier to express a personal story.  This story is compelling to me because I feel that my experiences will touch others. 

What is your writing process like? Do you map the whole thing out, or do you just let it unfold?

My writing process is honest, straight from the heart with no candy coating giving you all personal details.  My writing method is far from organized.  Writing a non-fiction book on such a personal subject I feel honesty is the best method. 

How do you balance the need to have time to write with the needs of family, society, etc.?

To balance family, writing and keeping a little time for you can be tough.  In a perfect world things would balance themselves.  I keep family as top priority, trying to be the best I can be as a mother, wife and woman!  Sometimes you need that alone time which when I was journalizing my experiences I had.  Now as a mother I have less alone time raising my son.  I find that at night when he is sleeping is the best time to continue to promote, schedule book events, network and support others in their journey. 

What breaks you out of a creative slump?
When writing from the heart there is no creative slump just the struggle to put the words on paper.  Sometimes when your emotions get in the way of your writing you need to take a break for a bit then get back to your work.  I had to do this after the loss of my first child.   The best time for me to write was in the middle of the night when my mind was thinking too much.  Writing my book was self-therapy for me, acknowledging what I was going through and tackling it head on. 
Do you ever censor your writing to avoid offending or displeasing people?
Yes, during the editing process there were some things that were deleted that described my anger and frustration with profanities.  Unfortunately, going through infertility it was hard not to use certain words to describe my experiences, but I decided that the reader would feel my emotions and most profanities could be left out unless necessary.
Is there a story you want to tell but avoid because it would be too controversial?
It’s obvious that I didn’t avoid writing my story even though infertility is a controversial subject to some groups and organizations.  Since infertility is usually suffered in silence I needed to break my silence and show others that they’re not alone! 
How do YOU build or create an effective platform to reach your audience?
My book’s audience is mostly geared at reaching women. I hope to obtain more of a male audience since they can learn a lot about a woman’s feelings and emotions in my book.   Touching on such a personal subject it is hard to get readers in unless they have experienced infertility.  My book can reach a broader audience if readers see the big picture and acknowledge that this is affecting many couples today.  I will continue to build my audience being honest and offering support.  For a self-published author the social media sites are key and can help in gaining that audience.
What would be the top five, (or 3 or 1 or however many) things you would tell aspiring authors?

#1 To believe in yourself - if you have an idea to write whether a personal non-fiction or fiction then follow your dreams.  Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it! Don’t give up. 

#2 Write from the heart because your audience will be right there with you.

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