In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, Webucator (a national training company), asked to interview me about my writing life. If you are madly writing for NaNoWriMo, check out their blog and their links to many authors answering these questions.
Comments about my writing in general
The simple truth is that I’ve been writing most of my life in one form or another. Many of the jobs I’ve held over the years used my writing skills, but it was March of 2011 before I actually published my first fiction novel. Since that time, I can’t imagine doing anything else for a living. Following the advice of the amazingly successful author, Nora Roberts, I write full-time and treat my work as if it were a day job working for someone else. While there are no giant houses with swimming pools in my immediate future, I do make enough to keep a roof over my head and food on the table. Writing continues to be my greatest adventure and also the hardest work I’ve ever done.
My goals about my writing are still the same as they have always been. Writing is my creative expression and something I’ve always done to soothe my soul. Writing helps me cope with living in the world and gives me a way to capture my experiences. Sometimes I call it my therapy because that’s true also. I will always write so long as I am physically and mentally capable. It’s what I was meant to do in my life.