How did you know you wanted to be an author? I’ve always loved to tell a story, even if it was just to myself. I figured out I wanted to be a writer as soon as read my first comic book and starting making my own.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Don’t aim for perfection on your first shot. Get out that first draft. If it takes you 5 minutes or 5 years, there will still be improvements to make. Write often and write without editing yourself, you can do that later.
Above all, never stop writing – Write for the people who support you and don’t not-write for the people who don’t
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?I’m pretty simple in that regard. I keep notes of all my ideas and when I’m done doing simple plotting and fleshing out my character bios, I just write by the plot points. The characters always change the story for the better. Basically my main ritual is to just write whatever I really feel.
What message to you want readers to remember?The overarching message in all of my work is that the world is an ugly place, but that ugliness only exists so that we can find the real beauty. The good guys don’t always win by every yardstick, but life is a fantastic and wonderful thing.
How can fans get in contact with you?Fans can email me any time at email@example.com (mikegolvach.com also works)