Hello avid readers!
And thank you for visiting my author website. Well, since you strolled this far, I might as well tell you a little bit about myself. I’ve always had a passion for the arts, which probably stemmed from video games, my earliest memory of absolute happiness! Ahh, the nostalgia…
It has always been me and my brother, with our two neighbors who happen to live a floor below us. Super Nintendo was my first console, not including the NES that I tossed out because I didn’t know what the hell it was at the time. Ouch!
Either way, video games were life, and I’ve always played a variety of them, but took special interest in fighting games mostly. Killer Instinct! My absolute favorite till this day! I’ve always wanted to make my custom character, with a character bio to match. So I drew, and drew, and drew, then wrote! My first piece of writing was a Super Mario comic that didn’t survive past my first tired and beat down PC. Upset, yes, since I wanted to keep my roots with me, but we moved on. My second piece was an actual novel called Hollow Night. I… also lost the data from that damn PC. Ugh! So lesson learned, right? Back that ish up! I was so furious I couldn’t find my first novel, and could have sworn I imported it to a floppy, a floppy that most likely got lost in my old bedroom...
My third piece happened to be yet another comic, but I didn’t go far with this one as drawing became very tedious to me and I’m a very impatient person :3. Those panels I actually still have (screw you PC!).
And currently, my Dessa series. I started back in 2017, was dancing with it for a bit, here and there I stopped, until after my pregnancy, when I had a bit more time in my hands, decided to finish the damn thing. SO MANY COUNTLESS REVISIONS! I believe I uploaded my first book in three sites, asked for plenty of reviews and feedback, and I felt like that’s what kept me going. I wanted to do better, I wanted to create my own writing voice, and wanted everything to be cohesive and flowy. I was told time and time again that I was too poetic and too flowery. I must have rewrote that first scene six times! But honestly, I’m glad I did.
Which is why I appreciate reviews and feedback so much. I know many authors cringe at criticism, but to me it’s a life saver. Because how would you know what’s working and what isn’t? You stare in front of your own worlds, familiarized yourself with your own pattern that of course it would be difficult to see things in another perspective. I also dabbled in a bit of fan fiction, but it didn’t feel right spending so much time piggy-backing off of someone else’s creation. Definitely not backlashing authors who write fanfics, because I love writing them myself—I just don’t have the luxury of time to devote into it.
I am a full time mom, a full time biologist, and a part time writer, so things can get very difficult when searching for time to squeeze into the schedule. But I absolutely love writing! My motivation nowadays besides video games is anime, where there’s good story and impeccable character building. If I can have my series converted into an anime series I would be THE happiest girl on this planet! Believe it! When I write my chapters, they are envisioned as episodes in my head. It’s how I’ve been writing all my life. Dark, gory, hard romance, intense conflict, vampires, demons, fight scenes—they are literally all I know.
Some people say to write what’s popular to get book sales but honestly, I can’t force myself to write a book where there’s no element of combat or struggle, or romance! I first write for myself, and hope that there are people out there that love the same stuff I do. To me it makes sense, and it’s the only way I can enjoy my writing. I write something I cannot put down. And trust, I’ve read my novel from start to finish over a dozen times. That’s no exaggeration.
I love the process, not so much the marketing behind it. Ha-ha, I jest! I’m glad you found an interest in my writing, and hope y’all come back for more.
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