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Meet Mya Duong, Writer and Nurse

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mya Duong.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Stories often formulated in my mind as I’m sure most writers would say. I didn’t study journalism or English in school, nor was I a literature major in college. I went to nursing school. I dabbled in poetry and wrote lyrics. I also wrote single page story ideas and a children’s story that I wanted to develop into a series. After thinking about my protagonist since grade school, I finally put Mindful Things together. The book originated before 2017 when Mindful Things went on sale. I actually wrote the crux of book 1 and 2 between 2008 -2010. My goal is to get this trilogy/series out there and work on other projects. The second book will come out late this summer or early fall.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not always smooth and not always easy. Time commitment. Motivation to start writing, but once I started to write, I could do it for 2-4 hours at a time. Sometimes, have writer’s block. Publishing is very selective and competitive. Difficult to sell a series by a debut writer.

Please tell us about Mya Duong.
Writer – fantasy genre. I finished my second novel in the series/trilogy. I took writing more seriously later in life, while committed to another profession (nursing) that is very different from writing.

Who else deserves credit – have you had mentors, supporters, cheerleaders, advocates, clients or teammates that have played a big role in your success or the success of the business? If so – who are they and what role did they plan/how did they help.
Writing conferences, writing groups. Please see acknowledgments in my first book.

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least about our city?
Best – The weather. San Diego feels more laid back than LA. SD feels like a small/big city. The people and cultures. The landscape – mountains, beaches, parks, etc. Things to do and restaurants. Part of the southern California mecca.

Least – Cost of living. Traffic can be congested. Would like better infrastructure.

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