Jayla, popularly known on the wattpad reading platform as Starrmazing is an Amazing author with Six published works on Wattpad. She has managed to garner over a thousand followers who constantly support her work! READ HER INTERVIEW HERE!
QUESTION #1: When and how do you start your day? What do you do to prepare yourself for a day of work and your morning routine?
Q1- I get up around six in the morning, Monday through Friday, to get myself together. I have an exercise routine everyday to get my blood flowing and it helps me think of ideas and setting other goals.
QUESTION #2: What do the day-to-day responsibilities look like to you, would you consider yourself strict or disciplined when it comes to do your duties?
Q2- I would consider myself disciplined when it comes to my duties. I don’t get too distracted with things but I do get things done. With or without a deadline or end of the day or week, etc. Day to day responsibilities are checking my emails or important calls. Also keep myself organized.
QUESTION #3: How often or how long do you spend in a day preparing for your work and how does it fit into your schedule?
Q3- About a few hours, possibly more. Since I’m currently getting prepared for college and working around with people that are giving me great opportunities to share my skills, I am not making too many sacrifices other than a bit of sleep but as the days go on, everything will be leveled out to fit better into my schedule. I have some free time here and there.
QUESTION #4: What is your favorite part about being a writer? Will you continue to pursue this career in the near future or you have other plans?
Q4- My favorite part about being a writer is that I get to share my works and ideas with others. Getting people to see a different view in my writing. I do want to pursue this as a career in the near future. I actually planned it out and being a novelist is not the only thing I want to do in life though it is at the top and main important.
QUESTION #5: How did you discover your passion for writing and how long have you been doing it? What benefits have you derived from it?
Q5- So, my cousin introduced me to this writing app called Wattpad and I noticed all these people on this app created their own stories for fun. So, I gave it a try after reading some inspirational books and not just here on Wattpad but from other novelists with hard books. It took me about a year after I joined Wattpad to actually be encouraged to write a story. I was real young at the time but the more I wrote and published a draft, the more I wanted to write to complete the story. I’ve been writing for four nearly five years now and after five years I’ve been getting offers that I never thought I’d get. And the support system through the comments is amazing. There are many kind and supportive people on here.
Q6- My favorite author is Brenda Jackson. She writes modern multicultural romance novels. Something I learned from reading her novels is love empowering and is possible for everyone.
QUESTION #7: What book of yours would you recommend a person who hasn’t heard of you before?
Q7- A book that I would recommend to a person is C R A V E Y O U by Starrmazing.
QUESTION #8: What was the worst mistake you made in your journey and how will aspiring writers prevent the same from happening to them?
Q8- The worst mistake I made during this entire writing journey was responding to negative people. Don’t respond to those who are negative and like to put people down by judging. Responding makes them believe they have some type of power over you and it’s letting them know they got to you by just responding to them. It’s a waste of time to respond to negativity. I ignore and don’t bother giving them the time of day. You’re going to get negative people if you do write, and even if you don’t, negative people are everywhere. Even social media and other internet sites. Preventing this is ignoring them and focusing on more positive people who give you feedback. You’ll go far.
QUESTION #9: What do you look for most in a plot and how do you achieve the results you want? What do you consider the most important part of a story?
Q9- In a plot, I expect an intense plot. Something that will have a person shaking. I build up events to that intense moment and the results in the final. The most important part of a story to me is the ending. I don’t know why but it’s just I want to know the outcome of everything. Happy, Sad, or Neutral.
QUESTION #10: Are you happy about where you are as a writer? Do you sometimes want more attention or less?
Q10- I am happy where I am as a writer. I’m still scratching the surface of being a writer and I’m okay with it. I know I will get to the core of writing and patience is key with a little bit of hard work. I don’t expect much nor less but when opportunities knock, I look into them.
QUESTION #11: What was the most exciting and exasperating moment for you in your journey and how have you coped with disappointment?
Q11- The feedback I got on my stories. I actually have a popular one out of them all and I’m just happy that I get so much positive comments and little messages from others saying their sharing my stories with their friends. It makes me happy honestly and I’m just appreciative of those kind souls. I wouldn’t say I had much disappointment within this journey. Not yet at least.
QUESTION #12: What does success look like to you in this position? What new projects are you working on and when should we be expecting them?
Q12- Success to me in this position is reaching my goal and that’s sharing my stories with others and hoping for amazing opportunities as I continue to expand and better my writing. A new project I’m coming out with is The Enticing Proposal and the completed book should be released sometime in July or early August. Date of release is unknown right now.
QUESTION #13: What do you see as the most challenging aspect of this job and how do you overcome them?
Q13- The most challenging is working on a story and coming up with another story. I get inspire with a lot of things and I just write. Now, I’m currently working on a schedule for each story until finished.
Q14- I just did it out of interest. But over the years I got many positive reactions that I did not expect to have so quickly. As I said before about negative and hate people, I ignore them because every writer knows that you will get some negative people. There are ways to handle it and everyone handles it differently. I personally ignore them and don’t waste my time with a reply.
QUESTION #15: Rank the various characters in your book:
I. The most annoying and most likely to get killed by you.
I. Cartron (My Killer Series)
II. the one you might have a relationship with, that is if they were real.
II. Carter (My Killer Series)
III. The most adventurous or badass.
III. Camille (My Killer Series)
QUESTION #16: Which three foods can you live without?
16. This is a hard one. I can live without lobster, ribs, and turkey
QUESTION #17: What was the worst story you have ever read.
14. The worst story I read was this mafia story. This person has many works with real dark romance and they are good but one of her stories was just horrible. The girl is forced in a arranged marriage and she marries the guy and he starts out sweet and loving but the more I read, the more his darkness came out and he was abusive to her throughout the beginning. It eventually changes after she is kidnapped, recently found out pregnant by the mafia man and is raped by an enemy. In the end they had a child and his attitude changed a bit and he wasn’t so abusive after.
But the thing is, I bought this story and I wish I never bought it. I’m not one to read much about constant abuse or rape because it’s not me. I just don’t like reading it because it’s emotional to me. 15. My most driving goal is making a huge impact on others through my stories. Make their day and smile every time I update. Just something positive.
QUESTION #18: What is your most driving goal?
18. My most driving goal is making a huge impact on others through my stories. Make their day and smile every time I update. Just something positive.
QUESTION #19: When and how did you come to know of wattpad.
19. I was introduced to Wattpad by my cousin in 2015. She gave me books that she read and after I just continued exploring the app and different stories (all kinds of stories) on my own.
QUESTION #20: Which country would you like to visit and why?
20. I always wanted to go to the Caribbean. Jamaica to see the pretty blue water. I’ve never been anywhere outside the US. I’ve traveled to other places just not outside the United States.
QUESTION #21: Where are you from and what are some things you would love to do to help your people?
21. I’m from Ohio and I would like to show others that Ohio is not as boring as some people make it seem to be. Including people from Ohio.
I am Jayla also known as Starrmazing on Wattpad and I want to thank @Queen_waadu.
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I am a fifteen year old book addict and writing enthusiast from Ghana in West Africa. I love potato chips and jelly, pizza too but not so much. If you want to know more about me, you can follow me on other social media platforms. Don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter!!!!