Title: I Don't Have Time
Author: I.M. Free
Can you give us a go-for-the-gut answer as to why you wanted to be an author?
I really never wanted to be an author. It was just something the Holy Spirit guided me to do.
Tell us (we won’t tell promise!) is it all it’s cracked up to be? I mean what are the perks and what are the demands?
My story was painful to write and having to constantly deal with my past, which is something I would like to leave in the past, has been hard.
Which route did you take—traditional or self-published—and can you give us the nitty gritty low down on what’s that like?
I went self-publish. While awaiting a call from a competitor, another publisher called me at the exact time I was supposed to receive the call. That person never did call me. I knew God directed the person that did call me to do so. This person and I hit it off immediately and he asked if he could read my manuscript. I sent it to him and he said, “You have to have this published.”
Tell us for real what you family feels about you spending so much time getting your book written, polished, edited, formatted, published, what have you?
My family is grown and no longer living with me. I am a great-grandmother. My husband doesn’t care.
In writing your book, how did you deal with the phone ringing, your family needing dinner or your boss calling you saying you’re late?
I am retired. I wrote when I felt the Holy Spirit was communicating with me and surprisingly, the phone never rang.