Two More Questions

These are the last two questions I was asked, so if anyone wants to fill up my question queue again, feel free! The first question is from TheBlanky again. He asked: “If you could redo any decision you’ve made in the past, what would it be?” What wouldn’t it be? Honestly, I wouldn’t change much. I would have paid a lot more attention during the few hours I was on San Juan Island, but the bigger life choices… I would have paid more attention and taken more writing classes in high school. I spent too long on things like art and acting, two things I’m so-so at, but writing is my real talent and my real passion. So I would have focused more on that.

And I would have shaved my head when I wanted to at 15. If I knew I would be practically bald by 25 anyway… <g>

The second question is from Naushika: “Do you ever have those days where you want to write, but it’s just too difficult to get anything down that isn’t utter crap? How do you get over those hurdles?” All the time. The past week, definitely. Writing has been like pulling teeth (reading has, too. But that’s separate <g>). So during these times, I just let the muse percolate and sit in its comfy chair and build up energy for the next bout of writing. Be it a short story or a novel I’ll write in 10-14 days. I have realized the need for these periods of rest so I can have those brief spurts of creativity. And I need those brief spurts of creativity to make up for all the days I couldn’t write to save my life.

During the dry periods, I try to read as much as possible. Absorb all the writing I can into my brain so I can transfer it out onto the screen. Hope that helps!

And please, if anyone else has any more questions, let me have ’em!