Do you write full-time now?
Yes and No. Currently I am writing full time but it was never planned to be that way. The main plan was to focus and complete a select few novels and then based on how well they did, that would determine whether or not I continued writing full time or went back to work in my field, electronics and engineering. Considering that I’m an Indi Author, the later seems to be the more reasonable outcome, but I’m optimistic and continue to work hard at what I do. No matter what I do full time or part time or even on the side, I give it my all and hope for the best.
What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book was The Necro Device and it took me years to complete it. The novel first came to me in a dream, and that same dream grew and repeated over many years. I finally caved in and decided to write it. Without having much experience as a writer or knowing anything about the publishing world, it took me almost a decade before the novel and I was ready. I spent at least a year writing the novel, another year revising and editing it, and another year rewriting it. Add to that years of studying and learning about the industry from publishing to advertising while working and attending college full-time, it was no wonder it took me so long. I’m finally past that stage and able to produce quality work within a single calendar year. What a relief.
What movie do you love to watch?
I’ve always been a sucker for a good SciFi or Horror movie, even better when combined. I grew up in the 80’s when all the legendary horror films began to debut in the theaters such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Hell Raiser and Alien to name a few. They were big hits back then and still are today. The characters they created such as Freddy Krueger have become iconic symbols for the horror genre. Today, I’m not much different. I still enjoy a good Horror or SciFi flick with a great storyline. Lately I’ve been a diehard Walking Dead fan, but who isn’t, right? It’s just a great show.
How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing?
I never really got into facebook much, but I’ve been using it more lately to interact with other author groups. As for Twitter, that’s in a league all to its own. I’m an avid Twitter user and use it to meet people all over the world. The twitter feed moves fast and doesn’t contain huge graphics that take up and spam my screen like in facebook. I really never enjoyed getting walls of baby pictures and graphic quotes, no thanks. The only good thing about facebook in my opinion is the ability to create product pages and to interact in social groups, as for personal accounts with “friends” and family, TMI comes to mind. Twitter is about networking and meeting people, and I love it. Follow me on twitter @MTDismuke and I’m sure I’ll follow you back.
What’s your next project?
My writing schedule for the remainder of this year is to work on a novel titled Cult of Tattoo. It’s a futuristic SciFi Thriller based on current day technology spun forward 150 years through upgrades, and a technological boom in spatial optics, 3D rendering, and Biotronics. The main characters in the story are from this century, but they undergo cryonic freezing and are brought back to life when the technology exists in the future. They will experience firsthand what happens when humanity and advanced technology merge.
Genre – SciFi Horror
Rating – PG-13
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