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“I Am a Success, Because I Am Not a Failure”

Published February 27, 2016 by Kimberly Michelle Scott

successful-peopleThere is no failure except in no longer trying.

― Kin Hubbard

 

I have not met my expectations as a writer. However, every rejection letter, every missed opportunity, and every zeroed out royalty statements adds fuel to my fire. I sit and strategize, wondering what will take me to the next level. I have been writing since I was able to read. I have been published as a book author for over ten years now; I can count the number my four books have sold on one hand. According to the media industry, I am not a successful author. Don’t get me wrong. I do strive to one day be on the New York Times best seller list, but every day that I put my finger to the keyboard and hit send or post, I am a success, because I continue to try. That does not proves that I am not a failure, it makes me a success.

If you enjoy Kimberly’s writing, you will enjoy her latest book of fiction, The Collection. Visit http://kimberlymscott.wix.com/kmscott for more information on her works of literature.

 

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Pretty-Hot.com interviews Kimberly Scott

Published February 4, 2016 by Kimberly Michelle Scott

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I AM AN AUTHOR, POET, AND EDUCATOR FROM MONTGOMERY, AL. IN THE PAST, I WROTE NUMEROUS ONLINE ARTICLES AND CURRENTLY HAVE SEVERAL PROJECTS IN THE WORKS. MORE OF MY FEATURES ARE CHICAGO’S POETRY EXHALE WITH PIZAAZ . AS A PREVIOUS YAHOO! CONTRIBUTOR, I DID SEVERAL GUEST BLOGS, INCLUDING A FEATURE SPOT ON BE A BESTSELLER WEBSITE. I AM A LIBERTY UNIVERSITY GRADUATE. FROM NOW UNTIL INFINITY: A REFLECTION INTO WOMANHOOD (2006) IS MY FIRST POETRY COLLECTION. SINCE THEN, THERE IS A FOLLOW-UP BOOK FROM INFINITY UNTIL BEYOND: A JOURNEY INTO LIFE (2010). NAKED: A BOOK OF MONOLOGUES FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN (2013) HAS BEEN A RECOMMENDED READ IN THE ACTING COMMUNITY. “MOMENTS OF HERSTORY” A BOOK OF MEMOIRS THAT INCLUDES ONE OF MY MANY LIFE STORIES WAS AN AMAZON BESTSELLER AND MADE # 1 ON ITS HOT NEW RELEASES.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Collection: A Book of Short Stories is a diverse literary collection in style and content, making it the perfect read for everyone. It has short stories and flash fiction. It has historical fiction, contemporary fiction, horror, and science fiction. However, many of the themes are the same. Next to my faith and my mom, with whom I want both to be well-pleased, my readers and fan-base are my inspiration. I write for the entertainment of others. When I think how I want my readers to enjoy what I write, I am able to pour my heart and soul into what I write.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I often dream of new books to write! Also, the characters in my books beseech me. If I don’t get them out of my head, they will drive me mad. It’s like they write their own stories!

What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have always been a fan of Toni Morrison, Ntozake Shange, and Judy Blume amongst others.

What are you working on now?
I am always working on something. I am hoping in this upcoming year to release three books that I have been polishing, so a break is not in my near future!

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
There is a systematic method to my madness that is a secret that I am not yet ready to reveal!

Do you have any advice for new authors?
I would tell other writers to be persistent, follow your heart, and do your research.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have heard is to never give up. If it is a goal that you want to achieve, if it’s important to you, then it is important.

What are you reading now?
I am a self-help junkie! I am in a transitional period as an author right now, so I am reading inspirational Iyanla Vanzant’s “In the Meantime.”

What’s next for you as a writer?
I have a poetry collection done, and I am working on a novel. Then there are other projects like my audiobooks and comedy sitcom to keep me busy.

What is your favorite book of all time?
My favorite book of all time is “Dear God, It’s Me, Margaret.” It was the first book that I related to as a tween, and I recommend it to all girls coming of age!

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