IndieView with Chris Arneson, author of Sponge Cake

If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? It took me about two weeks to write it. Are these fears based on our experiences and surroundings or are they innate, born into us, things that are beyond our control? Also, don’t get discouraged by rejection. No. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you?   
About You
Where did you grow up? I love to travel and spend time with people. What are you working on now? Where did you get the idea from? It was a gradual process, contacting agents and publishers over months. Afterwards, my father pulled me to the side to have a private, father to son type of chat. How long did it take you to write it? My dad was shrewd enough to bring some kindling wood and a box of matches so we were able to have at least half of a normal camping experience. This book is about the trials and tribulations of a family who relocates to a small New England town. The idea for this book stemmed from a combination of personal experience and media consumption. It was a tremendous breakfast, one of the best ones I had in my whole life. While the characters are fictitious, some of their traits may be based on people I know. I’m trying to promote it via social media, word of mouth and interviews like this. Why do we fear a certain collection of things while another individual holds different fears? By walking around with an open heart, you are indicating to the world that you are ready to make the next step to reach your full potential. You never know when that moment is coming or who that person will be, however, so it is critical to always carry an open heart. I paid for a stock image. I wrote all of it then edited the whole thing. About the book
What is the book about? Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Do you listen to music while you write? We walked about five minutes from the campsite to a breathtaking clearing in the trees, where the Atlantic Ocean was somehow, impossibly visible far off in the distance. Do you outline? You have to find time to just sit down and do the writing; treat it like any other job. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? If so can you please describe it? They have inspired me to be creative and forward thinking in my writing. Bill Bryson, Chuck Klosterman, John Grisham, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Simmons, Mark Titus. The beginning was the easiest. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) I wrote a motivational, self-help book that will be coming out soon. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? Chris Arneson – 4 December 2017
The Back Flap
How have certain, significant moments in your life heightened or quelled your fears? What came easily? Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? We were all eating bacon and eggs around the campfire, sitting in our comfy chairs, one happy family. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? Do you have a target reader? If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? Pullman, Washington
What would you like readers to know about you? My target reader is anyone who buys my book. I could not find a literary agent or publisher so I had to self-publish. I did a very general outline for this book. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? Did you hire a professional editor
I edited it myself. While the characters are fictitious, some of their traits may be based on people I know. Finding a quiet place where I can gather my thoughts, typically the library. The hardest part to write was the end. I could hear seagulls calling out to the heavens. Anyway, the morning after my whole family slept in my father’s Dodge pickup truck, we were out eating breakfast by the campfire. I started writing the book in the beginning of November, 2016. End of Interview:
Get your copy of   Sponge Cake from Amazon US or Amazon UK. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? Yes. Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? Bothell, Washington
Where do you live now? Some things occur that are beyond our control, such as meeting certain people that will change our lives forever. When did you start writing the book? We all know how important it is for writers to read. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents?