Hello. Today, I’d like to start a new section for the blog. Hopefully I can get it going strong (hint, we’re still looking for books to review, if you have them we want them!) The rules for this will be the same as those for reviews. So no smut, please and thank you!
So today, I’d like to introduce you all to the wonderful B.B. Wynter. She says she’s shy….but it’s a sham people! Beneath that shyness is an outgoing charismatic woman, and it really shows once she starts to talk. A wonderful spark to brighten your day, meet my new friend.
Bb Wynter is a 22 year old autistic author and illustrator, currently residing under the grey, morose skies of England. Being shy and quiet, Bb found solace and passion in the endless worlds of Fantasy, where even there she daydreams. At the moment, Bb is immersing herself within paintings and sketches that give life to the realm of The Lament of Sky, as well as working on the second instalment of the book. Bb likes to drink all kinds of tea and has a constant craving for honey.
Short blurb for Lament of Sky
A story of magic, daemons, cabbage-fairies, jester-pirates, earth-born Gods, monsters and fated love.
Follow the journey of Lilyth: the last of the Rhai Angof, alongside Sky: an ethereal being of otherwordly magic, and a philandering sky-pirate named Vergo.
Together they strive to survive the tyrannical regime of the Vildarii: Guardians of the hell plains, Otherworlds and spirit realms.
1. What do you do to keep your spirits up through a bad review?
It is important to always remember that intense and passionate love you have with creating, and the joy of being lost in another world. Even though rejection can hurt, opinions are subjective and it can help to remind yourself that another’s dislike of your work isn’t an attack on you as a person.
Word police will and do go after your craft, but you must continue to nurture your work and keep sharing it. Try to not attack yourself, but if you do, don’t do it publicly. Your work is deserving of acknowledgement, just as much as anyone else’s and just because it doesn’t appeal to some, doesn’t mean it won’t to others. If you turn your back on it, you will deprive potential readers the experience of your story, an experience that could change their life and give them that extra encouragement and inspiration to write their first, second or tenth story.
Also, do not lose your voice. Some opposition will come along, take your work apart and give you a list of what they feel equates to being a real writer, and deem your work drivel. I feel it is gracious to listen to their thoughts, but hold onto your own voice. So long as you are happy with what you have created, you will find loyal readers who will support and encourage you to keep creating the stories that they’ve come to love and be moved by. So never stop writing.
2. What has been your greatest inspiration for writing your story?
What has been my biggest inspiration for writing? Hmmmm. I’d say adversity. I think there is a cliché with writers and artists: beauty blooms from the darkness.
3. Are there any people you feel need a shout out for supporting you?
I have many people to thank, the list would be too long! So I will say thank you to those who have always supported me, especially with my writing and art. Friends, family, fellow authors and artists, readers, strangers, that woman on the bus who told me to never stop painting, my dog Charlie. I am forever grateful to you and I will never forget your support. And thank you for this interview!
4. Has self-publishing taught you any lessons that you feel will help you in life?
I feel self-publishing has taught me to be more brave. To work even harder. My will and drive has increased. My skin is tougher, but I feel kinder and more empathetic with other creators. And due to negative criticism, as well as praise, I have become more secure with myself, and with that, I believe in my capabilities more.
and last, What’s your favorite color?
I have to chose a colour??? This has to be the hardest question I’ve ever had. Silver! No, Blue!, No wait, Purple!