Good Morning! I’m glad to be back and ready to introduce a new interview! Let’s give a shout-out to non-fiction author: CaTyra Polland! CaTyra Polland loves what she does as she enjoys all aspects of researching for her books. Also, she writes when she is motivated and is currently working on another project. If you want to learn more about CaTyra Poland or her books, then follow her at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and her Author Website!
Are you an indie author or a traditionally published author?
Tell me a little about your writing journey, thus far.
My debut book was published in 2017. Professionalism, What’s That covers various topics such as conflict management, code-switching, interviewing, and professional development.
Do you write under a pseudonym? If so explain why.
My forthcoming journal will be published under my pen name August Love because it is a different genre than my debut book.
What genre do you write and why?
I write non-fiction because I enjoy research, educating others, and sharing my knowledge. Non-fiction is straightforward and fact-based. There is less room for misinterpretation.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently editing a novel sequel for a Rochester, NY author.
What inspired you to write your books?
I was inspired to write by my love of reading. I enjoy writing my thoughts and ideas. I started writing poetry and middle school, I have always loved learning, reading, and writing.
What does literary success look like to you?
Literary success is knowing readers benefit from reading my work. Being able to connect with readers who share their honest opinion is of the utmost importance to me.
How many hours a day do you write? What is your writing routine?
Honestly, I don’t have a writing routine. I don’t have a set amount of time that I write. My writing is sporadic; my push to write is random. The last writing session I had was on the plane to Atlanta. I wrote about half a dozen poems in flight. My writing moments are short-lived and fleeting but when I am bitten by the writing bug, it’s a great experience.
What advice would you like to give to aspiring authors?
Write what matters to you. Don’t worry about what others may think. Your writing is personal, don’t let others discredit or discourage you. There is an audience waiting to read your work.