Wednesday, October 2, 2013


I have known Jeanette for some time. I've read her work, and can vouch for her determination to be a published writer. As you can see, she has been writing for a long time. So if you feel as if you should give up on your writing dream after 5-10-15-20 or 25 years, hang on!

Your dream of publishing will come!
How long have you been writing?  
Jeanette Andersen
Off and on for 30+ years
Why did you decide to write?
A goal I set back in 8th grade and I wanted to accomplish it.

What makes you keeping going?
Ambition to reach my goal.
What does your writing day look like?
Varies. When I can find the time.  Normally late at night when I get some free time.  Being a mom of 4 boys is a busy job.

What do you do to study the craft?
Library, research, and writing group forms.
Do you have a goal when you'd like to be published?

What is it? 
ASAP. lol
Are you thinking to go the self-published or traditional route? 
Still trying to figure that out.  Leaning more towards the traditional route, then if nothing, then self- pub.
Tell us about the genre(s) you write and why you like them. 
Varies.  The one I’m working on now is a Young Reader/Middle Age.  My next one
that’s finished is a mystery/romance.  Other plots I have are from a Mafia/3rd world, a basic novel to a short stage play.

What have you learned from book you enjoy to help you to be a better writer?   
If they can be a writer, so can I.  Just keep on pushing myself to get it done.
What would you tell a writer like yourself, struggling to get published?
Keep on going.  I’ve fallen back too many times and it’s easy to give up. It’s hard to motivate yourself so find support groups local and on line.  Make a personal dead line. Decide how many pages you want done in a day or a week and stick to it.
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  1. The drive and goal are the things that keep us going until the end. You'll get there!

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  2. Jeanette, you are the epitome of never giving up on your dreams! Wishing you much success because believing in yourself has made you unstoppable!

  3. Great interview. I have been following Jeanette and admire her drive.


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