IndieView with Momchil Yoskov, author of The Immortal Trinity: Inheritance

The idea of owning all of the rights to my own creations without clashing with a publisher’s interests and without them ripping me off of my profits. Now Ronnie has a new purpose in life. How will he cope with it? Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? Some metal material for my own band, whenever it becomes a reality, the Bulgarian translation of Inheritance and the sequel to Inheritance. Rock and metal all the way! Or will he evolve and adapt? All of them are entirely or partly influenced by real people. What are you working on now? What would you like readers to know about you? I might read non-fiction books, related to the creative process, how to improve said creative process, how to avoid bogging down in terms of writing, but fiction… mm, not really, not at this point. Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Now, this one is a bit ambiguous. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? But let’s be honest for a moment – everybody who decided to start writing has thought about the prospect of earning lots of money and maybe eventually making a living out of it. In my hometown Kozloduy, Bulgaria. Do you outline? Even now I find some minor errors, which irritate me and I correct them, then re-upload the book before anyone notices. A few days later, when they hang out at a local football stadium, an alien container crashes into the field. A little bit of both. Yes, I do – gamers, rock and metal fans, young adults and… well, anyone over the age of 18 who would be interested in violence, profanity and a variable pinch of humour. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? He craves for a change in his life, whatever it may be, so that he could rise above the misery looming over his mind and demonstrate to his parents and his peers that he can improve himself and take control over his life. It’s like an avalanche. Did you hire a professional editor? Inspired by video games, metal and everything surrounding us in our reality. Rock and heavy metal, along with the videogames I play and some science fiction and action films that I’ve watched. What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? If you can captivate them merely by speaking about something (not necessarily related to your books or your craft), you will go very far, I’m sure. If Inheritance has a downfall, it will be the way it’s edited and I feel that reviewers, writers and readers writing the first reviews for it will slander me for that. The ultimate goal of this entity, known as The Overlord, is to use the crystals to achieve total dominion over the universe and enslave all life within it. End of Interview:
Get your copy of   Immortal Trinity: Inheritance from Amazon US or Amazon UK. One of the allies of that race, called New Hope, finds them and after explaining the whole situation, the boys begin working with them against this almost omnipotent evil called The Overlord, who wants the technology and the immortality that the boys now possess for his domination of the entire Universe. Also – the editing. The three decide to open it and inside, they find three crystals, which bond to their bodies and change them irreversibly. In the sequels there will be actual personalities, famous for one thing or another in the real world, but I won’t reveal who they are just yet and no, I’m not going to put them under any torture or humiliation. I wouldn’t say it’s anything specific, or rather revolutionary, at this point. The whole process of research, writing, editing and finally publishing Inheritance took me 3 years and 2 months. No, I did the editing myself, because I’m still broke and I can’t pay anything to anyone to do it for me. About You
Where did you grow up? Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? It’s not that I wouldn’t accept his help at all – it’s that I can’t pay him anything at this point. Will he remain the same? Life at home with his parents is becoming tedious with each day and he seeks a way out of it. Do you have a target reader? If I recall correctly, it was the end of January 2014. Almost everything. If you have a sufficient amount of money (not necessarily an amount, which would allow you to light your cigars with 100 dollar bills), you’re luckier than most of us, so use it wisely. Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? I live there. A sci-fi novel with socio-political elements, lots of violence and humour. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? The boys find themselves dragged in a universe-wide conflict, as an evil entity wants the valuable crystals for his own personal gain. I can’t quite remember. In addition to that she redirected me to Derek Murphy, who happens to be a marketing guru and not a reviewer, as I found out. Err, I don’t know exactly how to answer this one (because I looked up the meaning of “outline”, as I’m not a native speaker) but I’ll do my best. Now… most people firmly believe that earning mountains of money is a sin and I understand them entirely, especially if the end goal is to simply look rich in the eyes of the rest of us. If so can you please describe it? So far I’ve had some rejections, most notably by The Daily Mail and Guardian on the grounds of them being “too busy and full of books to review”. It may have been some minor events and bits in the dialogue, where I needed some more unorthodox words or expressions. His wish is gradually granted. He meets two boys in a bar and they quickly form a bond. Outside of the writing, I hope that one day I will front an extreme metal band. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? I had it done for me, but it wasn’t professionally done. The friend I mentioned earlier is also helping me with paid advertisement through Google Adwords, which is the more complicated side of the advertisement. Do you listen to music while you write? In terms of outlines, I have some pre-written scenarios, sentences and events, which I feel would be perfectly suitable for the whole series or for specific events, be they for the currently written book or for one of the sequels. Once I reach a point where I have to add something that I’ve outlined, I cut the pre-written bit from my notes and paste it into the manuscript. As an introverted and quiet type, he is also unsurprisingly unpopular among his peers. So far I’ve only submitted my work to reviewers. We all know how important it is for writers to read. When did you start writing the book? If I write in the manuscript, usually I have something in mind, then something else pops up and I add it in. I’m handling the unpaid portion – sending the book to reviewers. How long did it take you to write it? What came easily? 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) It’s a long road and at first you’ll have to rely mostly on yourself to do the heavy lifting, unless, of course, you’ve signed a contract with an independent publisher, a big publisher or a sponsor (hey, whatever you’ve chosen). Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? I’d say the editing was the hardest. First I brainstorm some ideas and/or do some research, then I write them down in my notes. The book is about an alien race, called The Immortals, which dies during the events of a civil war. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? About Writing
Do you have a writing process? For now I try to find my own style without copying too much. That’s the funny thing: I avoid reading as much as possible, because of the amount of sources of inspiration that I have and I feel that I might just plagiarise a particular event, dialogue or a whole idea that somebody else has used. Unless they’ve published their books for free, of course. No, I didn’t use the services of any agents. The only surviving objects from that war are three crystals in a container, which crashes on Earth and is found by three boys. Some editing on the spot and the rest is done, when the book is finished. Where do you live now? In some cases I improvise on the spot, so I’d say it’s 50/50. My memory is a bit hazy. It was a bliss writing it, because I didn’t have any publishers or agents perched on my head and shoulders, bothering me when it’ll be finished and because it was something I had never done before. On the whole, it was easy. It’s not rocket science. Where did you get the idea from? I didn’t have a professional editor helping me in that endeavour, because I didn’t have any money to pay them for their services, so I had to rely on myself and my own wits. Also, if you really like the book, share it with friends, spread the word – it will help me and motivate me immensely. Some acid jazz, eurodance and some country… nah, just kidding! Was it a particular event or a gradual process? During the writing the ideas for the current book and the sequels came the easiest. What I’m trying to say is: it’s not wrong to think about it and strive for financial safety, but you have to have a lot to offer, you have to be backed up by an immense amount of your own wits and people who believe in and enjoy what you do. Good question. It was a bliss writing it, because I didn’t have any publishers or agents perched on my head and shoulders, bothering me when it’ll be finished and because it was something I had never done before. It took some time, because he did make some mistakes in the process, but in the end the result was, I think, fabulous. Those are my primary sources of inspiration. A friend of mine found an artist on some site and he sent all of the details regarding the cover. The best answer (aside from the few people at this point, who agreed to review it) was that of Cat Ellington, who didn’t accept my offer, but was impressed with the cover and the synopsis so much that she told me I’ll succeed and won’t be overlooked. Momchil Yoskov – 11 July 2017
The Back Flap
Ronnie Mason is an undergraduate who doesn’t have a clear idea what to do with his life. About the book
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