Questions for the Meet and Greet
-Where do you write?
Theoretically, in my lovely office. Realistically, on the couch in the family room. Sometimes on my bed if the family is really noisy.
-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
Wood floor with a nice rug.
-Favorite time to write?
Early morning after the kids are gone. These days, I get 1 hour to write before work.
-Drink of choice while writing?
Chai tea, although it's hard to hold a mug while typing. Also, I worry about spills so I don't generally drink anything while writing.
-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
Silence is preferred, but my husband will tell you I can block out pretty much anything. (I've had lots of practice. Thank you, loud children and spouse.)
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
My WIP is about a treasure hunt based on a real-life guy who searched for a Spanish galleon for 16 years. I wanted to write about Caribbean diving and discovered this story while doing research.
-What's your most valuable writing tip?
Know where you're going before you stop writing each day. Become disciplined enough to write a certain amount - whatever that is - each day you can write. (Okay, that's two tips but they're both valuable!!)