Q: What is your writing day like?
A: I get up really early. I wake up around 3:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. This gives me time to write before work. Since I’m a morning person, I find that time productive. My drive to work is about an hour. Sometimes I talk out the story to see if it makes sense. At the end of the day, I try to spend another hour to two writing and revising, but I'm not that successful. I follow this schedule during the weekdays, but on weekends, I try to write more.
Q: Why did you to decide to become a writer?
A: When I was younger, I liked to entertain family and friends by telling stories. During sleepovers, I created scary stories and told my newly made-up stories to anyone that would listen. I didn't become an avid reader until high school, but at the time, I was already writing. That's when I decided to create stories for others to read.
Q: What inspires you?
A: I’m inspired by everything—a news story, a causal comment, two people in a store, a good book. I keep a small notebook with me to write down ideas or observations. Sometimes those ideas are fleshed out into full stories and sometimes it’s only a little piece.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: Other than writing, I like to read. I devour books. I don't have a favorite genre. There are a few genres I enjoy reading, but when it comes down to it, I like well-written books that are character driven with an interesting plot. In addition, I like photography, drawing, and traveling.
Q: Where can readers learn more about you?
A. Check out my website at www.sydneylain.com for recent information and contact information. I update my twitter feed at least once a week. That’s located at https://twitter.com/Sydney_Lain. I'd love to hear from my readers.
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