Today we’re joined by Emily K. Emily is an up and coming writer who has mostly written fanfiction but is also dedicated to writing original work as well. Her excitement is absolutely wonderful and I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more stories from her in the future. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.
Please, tell us about your art.
I write fantasy-ish things, and a lot of fanfiction. I’m currently writing a book though, one I’m hoping to publish.
What inspires you?
I get inspiration from wacky places. Tumblr prompts always get me thinking, and seeing people interacting make me think about how I want my characters to interact.
What got you interested in your field? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
I think I have, honestly. All through elementary school, creative writing was my favourite time and I enjoyed using my imagination.
Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in our work that you’d be willing to reveal?
Not really. I mean, it is writing soo…yeah.
What advice would you give young aspiring artists?
PRACTICE. I cannot stress this enough. Practice honestly makes perfect, even if you’re just writing fanfics or drabbles, it’s important.
Where on the spectrum do you identify?
I’m biromantic demisexual.
Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field? If so, how do you handle it?
“That means you like Demi Lovato, right?” once or twice and “You’re only a kid, of course you feel like that”
I ignore the kid part because that’s my parents and it would take three years to explain, and I send the definition of demisexual when people assume it’s about Demi.
What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?
“That’s how you’re supposed to feel. That’s normal.” (its not btw)
What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?
It’s not that important to have a label. It’s nice, but it’s not worth stressing over. Relax, and just go with it. If you find a label along the way, kudos to you 🙂
Finally, where can people find out more about your work?
So this is sort of embarrassing, heh, I’m currently only on Wattpad, my username is AddictedToTheMadness. I have some old trashy fanfics on there, but I’m working on some better things to publish soon 🙂
Thank you, Emily, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.