Q: Have you always wanted to be an author?
A: I don’t know that I’ve always wanted to be an author. I’ve always been a storyteller. I never could just get to the point. I had to tell the story leading up to the event, the event itself and what happened afterwards! And maybe some unrelated backstory. I probably made some people insane but never noticed anyone’s eyes glazing over. Except for my husband’s, lol. I’ve written all my life, and my mom let me read whatever I wanted.
Q: Are you driven to write?
A: I am indeed. I sometimes awaken with a story line in my head and am at my keyboard before the coffee is on. I have to strongly discipline myself in order to get other important things accomplished during the day.
Q: How many hours in a day might you write?
A: As many as I can squeeze out. Sometimes I write five or six hours, sometimes eight, around my part time job and life. The days I manage only an hour are sad days. But I do take weekends off. Discipline.
Q: Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your story it affects how you relate to others?
A: I absolutely do. My husband will say, “One of those characters ticked you off again, right?” Right. And it’s almost always the hero. Sometimes I weep, literally, when writing a scene of heartbreak and angst.
Q: What do your friends and family have to say about you writing?
A: My family are fine with it as long as I can tear myself away to engage with them, understandably. They see how much I love to write and are supportive. My friends think it’s great and weren’t surprised when I was published.
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