Well, this is it, our final 3 Questions Wednesday interview. What better way to end our “inspired” run than to interview one of the blog’s founders? That would be me, of course.
What do you love most about the writing process? The least?
I love writing the first word and then the first sentence of a fresh, new story. It can be a little like digging up space and preparing the garden soil for precious seeds that will sprout and grow. Each part of the gardening process, from that first sprout to bloom buds and full-blown blooms gives me pleasure. Even the winter prep, which reminds me of what I like least about writing: finding and deleting unnecessary scenes. It is difficult for me to cut and prune what I’ve written. Like the shrubs and plants we trim, the final product will be stronger for those sacrifices.
Good analogy. I enjoy gardening, too. Next question—
Give a shout out to a writer friend and your favorite book they’ve written.
I could get into real trouble with my friends if I pick the wrong one here. So, I’m looking back for this one, to a few years ago when I had just signed on with Write Integrity Press. You know when you find a book so good, you want to go see if the author has more so you can read all of them? That’s exactly how I felt when I read Imperfect Promises by Elizabeth Noyes. Intrigue, suspense, romance—it was all there. I loved the characters, so I was thrilled to find she had more. There are five in all, and I have loved all of them.
Ooo! I love Betty Noyes’ books. Last question—
Were you a young writer, late-bloomer, or somewhere in-between?
I guess you would call me a mid-bloomer. I was in my thirties when I developed a desire to write. That was only the beginning. If I’d known then how much work it would require, I might have gone another direction. But I’m glad I stuck with it. I’m still blooming, by the way, each time a new book releases.
Thanks for not mentioning bloomers. I was holding my breath. We both know your humor.
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