Monday, September 3, 2012
GUTGAA Meet & Greet
Questions for the GUTGAA Meet and Greet
-Where do you write? In my home office is where the thoughts get nailed to a hard drive but I write in my head when I'm walking, driving, pretending to watch TV, falling asleep, etc.
-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see? Sleeping Jack Russell Terriers - they take their supportive role quite seriously.
-Favorite time to write? Mornings, after walking with my dogs.
-Drink of choice while writing? Coffee, hot, iced, doesn't matter.
-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? Silence is best though I often listen to something prior to actually writing to get into a particular mood that relates to the work.
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? A combo of location (my favorite local old graveyard) and online images of 19th century women with albinism.
-What's your most valuable writing tip? Have a reasonably clear idea of your book's destination/end, but allow yourself freedom during the journey.
Mini-bio: Fancier of all things Gothic, vintage, and beautiful (separately or in combination). Choco-fiend. Dog wrangler. Beachcomber. Nature lover. Housework slacker. Easily irritated by pen clicking, gum smacking, change jingling and tuneless whistling.