Sunday, September 6, 2015

8 Nicola Yoon, author of EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, on finishing what you start

We're excited to have Nicola Yoon drop by to tell us more about her debut novel EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING.

Nicola, what was your inspiration for writing EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING?

I started writing Everything, Everything when my daughter was just four months old. Like any new mom, I worried about everything. I worried about her eating dirt, getting a cold, bumping her head. If I could worry about it, I did! It got me thinking: what if there was a girl who needed constant protection — not just as a little baby, but throughout her whole life? How would a girl like that see the world? What would that kind of illness do the relationship between the mother and daughter? How would their relationship change as the daughter got older and started to form other relationships?



What scene was really hard for you to write and why, and is that the one of which you are most proud? Or is there another scene you particularly love?

I love the scene where Madeline sees the ocean for the first time. I was inspired by when my three-year old saw it for the first time. Her eyes got really wide and she tried to run right into it like it was made just for her.

How long did you work on EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING?

About 3 years.

What did this book teach you about writing or about yourself?

It taught me that if you get up every morning and write, then eventually you will have an entire book. Persistence and patience and discipline are every bit as important as talent.

What do you hope readers will take away from EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING?

For me, Everything, Everything is really a meditation on love. I think that love — be it familial, romantic, etc — is the greatest thing in the world. It can be the cause of such great joy, but its loss can be the cause of such great sorrow. Given that duality, is love worth risking your heart and other things for?

How long or hard was your road to publication? How many books did you write before this one, and how many never got published?

My road to publication was looooooong. Before Everything, Everything, I worked as a financial programmer/analyst for 22 years. I have one unpublished manuscript that I’m hoping to get back to someday.

What's your writing ritual like? Do you listen to music? Work at home or at a coffee shop or the library, etc?

I write longhand into notebooks from my home office from 4 – 6AM. I listen to ambient sounds, usually thunderstorms. I also have an electric kettle for drinking all the tea in the world!

What advice would you most like to pass along to other writers?

When I first started writing, the hardest thing for me was to finish what I’d started. I’d get to the middle of something and think: This is the worst thing anyone’s ever written ever in the entire history of the world. But the thing is, if you don’t finish writing the work itself, then there’s nothing to edit or fix.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on my second book. I can’t really say much about it except that there’s lots of love in it!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Hardcover
Delacorte Press
Released 9/1/2015

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. 

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

7353006 Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.

Have you had a chance to read EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING yet? Do you think love is worth risking your heart and other things? Is Nicola superhuman to be able to get up at 4 AM to write?

8 comments:

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  2. My Wife divorce me for no reason, Thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again, My name is James Mack. i live in Italy, I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravelovespell@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same web site: http://bravesp.blogspot.co.uk/,if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again. { bravelovespell@gmail.com }, Thanks you Dr Brave, i will always be testifying about your good work.and for any questions call me {James Mack} on +393279282206.This spell is a 100% Guarantee for your situation.

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  5. Hello to everyone here, I'm here to share the unexpected miracles that happened to me three days ago how i was help by dr clement, My Name is sanjeeta I live in United State, and I `m happily married to a lovely and caring husband, two children, a very big problem has occurred in the family seven months ago, between me and my husband so terrible that they took the case to court for divorce, he said that he never again to stay with me, and urging me not as he made the house and grabbed me and my children are passed through a lot of pain. I have tried all my possible means to get him back, after much begging, but all to no avail, and he confirmed that he made ??his decision, and he never wanted me to see her again. So one evening when I returned from work, I met an old friend of mine who asked my husband So I explained everything to her,so she told me that the only way I can get my husband back it is, visit a spell caster, because it really worked for them too so I never believed in spell, but I had no choice but to follow their advice. Then they gave me the email address of the caster, they.drodeckuspellhome@gmail.com, so the next morning I sent an email to the address they gave me, and the spell caster assured me that I get my husband back the next day, what an astonishing statement, I have never believed, so that he spoke to me and told me everything I need to do. then the next morning, so suddenly, that my husband, who has not called me for the past {7} seven months, gave m
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