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Awesome Indies: Gifted by J.A. George - Emily Reads Everything
For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page What inspires you? Being normal and extraordinary at the same time. Most people believe you can only be one or the other, but I believe you can be both. Extraordinary in the sense that there is something about you that sets you apart from everyone else, but normal in the sense that…you know… you’re not a serial killer or anything. How long did this book take you to write? Almost three years. When I first came up with the concept of Gifted, I started writing it out because I wanted to see where the story would go; I wrote Gifted because I wanted to read it. But as the publication date loomed closer, panic set in. I started to worry about whether readers would like it and whether it would sell or not because if it didn’t, then I would have failed as an author. So I ended up writing a book I thought readers would love, but in the end, I hated, by throwing in tropes I’d seen in popular best-selling YA novels: instant-love, a chosen one and a girl born into a dystopian society who kicks butt regularly. In the end, I not only hated my novel, but the entire writing process which was extremely crushing because writing is the one thing I’ve ever really enjoyed, the one …