Fridays 5 with Prex J.D. V Ybasco

The President of The Ybasco University. (A makeshift school of her own making)
An accomplished Educator.
A Seminar Speaker.
A Bookworm.
A Musician.
A Writer.

Her first work is "To Be Continued," a Young Adult novel that features Azalea Anthony, a struggling writer, her influences, her love for writing and basketball, and her relationships with people around her.

1.) When did you first get serious about writing?

A.)  I already joined writing contests when I was in College and since then, I have kept different blogs. However, only after going through the 2014 NaNoWriMo challenge and succeeding did I get ever so serious in it. I refused to eat on time, I didn't talk to my friends about my work for fear that I might give away important ideas I could use for my plot. I woke up every morning thinking of what else to write. So yeah, I think at that point, I became serious.

2.) What is the hardest part for you about writing?

A.) Probably facing the fact that there are great writers out there and they have covered almost everything that needs to be covered. It feels like you have nothing new to say nor offer to the world. I have always seen myself as a writer who has a fresh take on things but when I read novels or even blogs that have solid plots and amazing lines, I start doubting myself if I am indeed cut out for this.
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Synopsis: Not all stories end happily nor tragically. Most of them just need to be continued.Azalea Anthony is a writer, or what she claims to be.Vim Harvey is her friend, or at least what she wants to believe.Jasmine Morrish is Azalea's archenemy, or so what Jash believes Azalea makes people are other characters, too: like Warren, the basketball player, Beatrix, the model, Tom, the perfect excuse of a brother, Eclaire, the eccentric bff, etc.They all hangout in one place where they can enjoy a steaming cup of debates, an aroma of gossips, a side dish of basketball, a topping of drama, and a menu of articles : The Big Coffee Shop.

3.) How did you feel upon publication of your first completed project?

A.)  It was superb! For the first few days, the idea that I have a novel out there waiting to be read (and criticized at that!) didn't sink in but when it did, I was in seventh heaven.

4.) What is more important to you, story, or character? Why?

A.)  Characters make stories more realistic and in this generation when you will find the same story line and plot, I guess the game changers will have to be the characters.

5.) What is a typical day like in your world?

A.)  Nothing much. Just sitting in a comfy chair, reading a book and a cup of coffee within my reach.

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