Another author has stopped into the Hybrid Nation for an interview. She’s an up and coming novelist. She resides in the Cyberworld and has many other hobbies, but we’ll let her tell us what she likes to do for herself. As seen on her social media platforms and website she is a hard-working author willing to pay her dues and is trying to write the best book possible, after all, isn’t that what we authors want to accomplish? Anyway, let’s quit the small talk, hehehe. Gina Davis, welcome to the Hybrid Nation and let’s get this interview started!
- When did you decide to become an author?
I decided to write my story somewhere around May 2015, I do believe it was, and my mother was my driving force. CyberDayze is my first book and is a work of nonfiction.
2. Why did you decide to become an author?
My mother encouraged me -Full Force! But. I’m glad she did. CyberDayze has a message that wants to be heard.
3. What genres do you plan to write for the future?
I do not consider myself an author; rather- a writer. In my opinion, the difference is, an Author, usually, as a work of fiction, has the ability to create dialogue, plot, character development and the like. I do not possess that talent. I write nonfiction. Give me facts and I can put it on paper in a most interesting way.
4. Besides writing what else do you like to do and what are your hobbies?
I must admit that I am addicted to the WorldWideWeb. Much of it now is due to the promotion of CyberDayze, but the book is about my previous addiction to the WorldWideWeb and what happened because of it. The cover says ‘How The CyberWorld Saved My Life’. And. It did. As far as other hobbies, I would say working out and kickboxing and aerobics rank high on the list. I have gone through a complete life change in the last several years and the hobbies I used to enjoy are no longer in my life. I had horses for 23 years up until two years ago. I don’t forsee them coming back into my life at this stage.
5. Who’s your biggest inspiration for your writing?
My mother, by far, was my driving force in creating CyberDayze. If it wasn’t for her, it wouldn’t have been written. I am only sorry that I did not dedicate the book to her when I wrote it. I didn’t even think about it! Can you believe that? Well now. I will make sure to put that in on the second, third, and fourth additions. LOL. I like to remain optimistic… [smiles]
6. How much time do you dedicate to writing your books?
I guess this would be the best time to introduce you to ‘The Words’. You see, ‘They’ have been with me all of my life. I learned long ago that I am merely the messenger. When ‘They’ come around, ‘They’ write and write and write. And then ‘They’ play with the words ‘They’ have written. Until it is to ‘Their’ liking. [issheNUTS???] In fact, I have written these words about ‘Them’ many many many times. It is rote. Moreover, it was not I who wrote CyberDayze; it was ‘The Words’. Because, you see, I have no recollection whatsoever of writing it. My mother told me that it was written in two weeks’ time. It is a 450 page, 98,500 word document. And I have no memory of writing it at all. ‘The Words’. ‘They’ take over me at times.
’They’ are looking forward to writing ‘Their’ next work. I tell ‘Them’ that I am still busy, full-time, promoting ‘Their’ current work. LOL.
7. How important do you think writing is to the young generation?
Writing is extremely important to our younger generation. It is sad to think that people cannot spell or write complete sentences anymore because of the Internet. Ditto with punctuation. I refuse to reduce myself to ‘U R’ and when somebody emails me as such, I tend to judge them. It may be unfair, but it is a pet peeve of mine.
8. How excited were you when you finally published your first book?
It has been quite a ride publishing and promoting CyberDayze. When I received my paperback copies in the mail I couldn’t help but put one on the coffee table so I can always see it. It is so handsome… CyberDayze took almost twelve months in the publishing process, largely due to the fact that I have images and songs in the book. It was extremely difficult getting them placed under their proper sentences. The editors and I also went round and round due to my unique writing style. I finally won out, however, it was eight long rounds of fighting. At the end of the day, I am extremely pleased with the publication of CyberDayze.
9. What is the easiest part of writing in your opinion?
When ‘The Words’ are in control, writing comes extremely easy. But in ‘Their’ absence, it can be a little bit tricky. LOL. Since I write only nonfiction, the easiest part is the actual writing of the document itself. Attached below is a blog post I made several days ago. It had 1500 likes in Instagram.
10. What is the hardest part of writing in your opinion?
I don’t really have a hard part with writing, when ‘The Words’ are around, that is. I would say the hardest thing about writing is being able to stop.
11. What is your favorite and least favorite part of writing?
My favorite part of writing is finding the exact word with my thesaurus that best meets my thought objective. I have five beat up, dogeared and torn dictionaries, TheSauris’s and crossword puzzle dictionaries, they have been with me most of my life. However, now I only use Siri. She’s grand.
I guess my least favorite part of writing would be organizing the data, and successfully weaving them in and out of the book’s chapters, as well as going from past tense to present tense and back again, and being able to summarize all topics at the end successfully. I can’t even tell you how many subjects CyberDayze covers, but I did a pretty good job of weaving the storylines and summarizing in the end. At least I hope so…
12. What can we expect from you next?
As I said before, I don’t consider myself an author, rather I am a writer. Thus, any future work from me will be nonfiction. I have several in the back of my mind: CyberDayze: The Ride Will be about my journey in the WorldWideWeb promoting CyberDayze. It has been quite a wild ride. And very interesting. I have come across the most unusual and odd ‘Intangible’ (cyber) friends on this trip. I think people would be interested in reading about it. Especially if CyberDayze is successful.
My second work in the back of my head is CyberDayze: Erotica. It’s quite a strange story how this book comes about in my early days of web promotion I did a bit of off-color cyber advertising and found myself in a site called Ashley Madison. It was there that I got involved with one Intangible friend with whom I wrote a fabulous erotic story. So, in essence, I was a co-author. It is a somewhat lengthy and detailed short story. I plan on pairing that with another erotic short story that I wrote, initially beginning with another person, but I quickly cut him out of the story and wrote it all myself. He wasn’t a writer, to say the least. I would like to publish these two stories under one title. Of course, the stories are adult reads. I’ll be checking ID’s. LOL
Another story that I’m thinking of is CyberDayze: The Cyber Marketing Strategy. Again- especially if CyberDayze is successful, I think people would be interested in reading it. I don’t recall, exactly how it all came about in my www advertising, it ‘just happened’. It is a solid marketing plan, however. I stay ‘legal’ now… LOL I got booted off of Ashley Madison forever, accused of spamming and redirecting. Guilty as charged.
Another project I am thinking of is CyberDayze: refxw. You will first have to read CyberDayze to find out what refxw stands for, but the way the book has left off, this topic is still open. I think it could be a pretty good story.
13. How much more do you prefer short stories over an actual novel?
To be honest with you, I much prefer short stories rather than novels, now, because I no longer read, for some reason. I do not know why. I used to be an avid reader. I just started reading a book called The Cyber Effect and find myself already looking at what page number I’m on. LOL. I’m going to force myself to muddle through it! It’s over 300 pages! [bigpouts]
14. Finally, how do you deal with writer’s block?
To be honest, writer’s block is never an issue when ‘The Words’ are around. In fact, my biggest
problem is being able to type as fast as ‘Their’ words are delivered. Sometimes ‘They’ pop up out of the blue with a flashing thought that lasts only a few seconds. For this reason, I have always kept scrap pieces of paper and red pens conveniently located in all parts of the house, so I can save the thoughts that those pesky ‘Words’ have shared with me when. ‘They’ are not around. I sometimes do have a problem with reducing thoughts to writing. I wouldn’t consider it writer’s block, rather just some bumpy road. However, I do most of my writing via ‘The Words’.
15. If you like to say anything else such as advice, shoutouts, or just whatever’s in your mind say it now. The stage is yours!
First of all, I give a big shoutout to you, Angel Ramon Medina, for making this possible and for this:
You hit it right on the nail head: I am betting CyberDayze will be successful. I do want to make one thing clear. It is not about the money: it is about the message.
I can’t talk too much about what the message is because I have written the book in somewhat of a mystery fashion, so if I disclosed it I would let the cat out of the bag. However, suffice it to say, I have started following a new group of people on Twitter. Some have started following back. As I have said many times before, ‘The Words’ have a message that ‘They’ want to be heard. ‘They’ demand the limelight, not I. I prefer the anonymity of the WorldWideWeb.
I hope you read CyberDayze. ‘If you dare’. I tweet often. That’s because it’s a down and dirty, no holds barred, pedal to the metal book and, in my opinion, it’s an amazing read. CyberDayze. It’s sinful. It’s erotic. It’s controversial. And. It’s true. It’s like no other.
Thank you for your time! This has been grand!
Well, that’s a wrap ladies and gentleman. It was nice talking to this brilliant and kind-hearted woman. Gina, it was an honor talking to you and once again congrats on your book, that is certainly an honor to be proud of! I wish you the best on your future endeavors and may your success continue for years to come.
By the way please check out this young woman’s social media links, as they’re really cool and this woman is an overall cool person to be friends with. Give a check to her social links, her website: http://www.cyberdayze.com and her book!
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Link to her book: shttps://www.amazon.com/CyberDayze-Gina-Davis-ebook/dp/B01M2AH0RO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1482372301&sr=1-1&keywords=CyberDayz