A Little Something about Eunice Amezola
Eunice Amezola is a 26 years old woman from southern California, San Bernardino - to be exact. She's a first-generation Mexican American and the youngest of 4 sisters. She's been writing for over 6 years now. She says that she uses her writing as a form of therapy to express her thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
Questions and Answers:
1. What made you want to be an author?
Growing up I was never taught how to express my emotions or feelings I have always bottled them up I went through traumatic events that led me to develop depression around the age of 20 I discovered that the only way to feel better and to help my mental health was to write so I began my journey as an author.
2. Typically, what was the timeframe it took you to write your books?
It takes about six months to a year to finish a book or longer honestly I just write till it feels like it’s time to end the book.
3. Are you a planner or pantser?
I’m both each book does have its own plot that I workaround as I go but as I write my books I just write if I make my word count goal for the chapter and I have ideas for the next one I jot it down and set it aside for the next week.
4. What would you say is your unique writing style?
Well, I write script I like to feel like I’m telling a story I guess.
5. Whether it be traditional, self, or story book apps. How did you find the publishing process?
I have yet to publish one of my books I do post them on an app called Wattpad that i found through my best friend she encouraged me to post the first book I ever wrote that I had stashed away on my notes app.
6. How much of your process includes doing research into your subject matter or plot?
none really honestly i only look up names.
7. How old were you when you first discovered your passion for writing?
To be honest, I think I was 15 years old when I wrote my first story for an English class I had I didn’t continue it then because I was living a different life.
8. When you’re not writing, what do you enjoy doing with your time?
I enjoy being home with my husband of 5 years together almost 9 but I’m mostly writing or working.
9. Is your family supportive?
Yes they are supportive at first I kept it all a secret due to always being judged for the things I did but as I go down my healing path i don’t care i write because I love it it’s my therapy.
10.What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books (characters, location, plot)?
I have a wild imagination and dark one too.
11.What is your favorite component about the genre you write?
I keep it real and I write with true emotions I never force my work.
12.What advice would you give to help others become writers?
Do it because you love it not because you think it’s an easy job to do if you force it the story won’t do any good .. and also put all your emotions into it write what you feel inside and don’t ever be too hard on yourself only you can hold yourself back.
13.Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I do. I’ve gained loyal fans that have been with me since the beginning I usually get the can’t wait for the next chapter I can wait to see what this character does or how they love the characters of that certain book.
14.Do you like to create books for your target audience?
No, I create books at my own liking if people come across them and like them then that’s a win.
15.What pulls you in about a book? Do you read a book based on the cover or the summary?
If I read the first chapter and I want to read more than I like it if I don’t make it past the first couple pages then the book isn’t for me.
16.How do you handle writer's block and what do you tell other aspiring authors who may be fighting or fearful about hitting that wall?
I usually step back from whatever certain book gives me writers block and I set aside I go back and reread the book listen to music and let the ideas come to .. I usually say when asked about writers block don’t force it just don’t you'll get frustrated and end up hating the project your working on and also its ok to take breaks from writing your mental health matters more.
Eunice's outlook on writing resonates with me so strong. I was young when I began writing as a form of self expression. It wasn't encouraged in my own family to raise my voice, to speak my opinion, or to complain. So, I can relate to her form of therapy. I would encourage anyone with trauma to channel it into something creative. You never know, it may take you places of healing you'd never expect you could go. I see good things for this author. Keep channeling your pain into a media that others will find a kinship in.