The Publishing Process: If you decided to self-publish, what was the final push that allowed that decision?
I have two books that are published traditionally and one scheduled to be released with another publisher later this year. My experience of having to show up everyday for the new job of plying my wares in a cycle of market-promote-market, and my willingness to try methods a publisher can’t or won’t because of financial considerations made the decision for me.
Life and Writing: How does your significant other or family feel about your writing? My husband is supportive. He’s gotten used to seeing me hunched over the keyboard at all hours of the day and night. My son has learned to be cunning. When things get out of hand, he asks ‘So, is writing and editing more important than spending time with your only child?’
Writing Miscellany: Do you fear that your ideas would dry up? I look at published writers who have 90 books and wonder how they avoid writing the same characters and stories over and over. Still, I don’t fear that my ideas will run dry because I get way too many characters who come calling. To keep up with them, what I’ve started to do is put down their story lines in a private blog. When I’m finished with the lot on my hard drive, it will be time to explore those stories. Meantime, I keep adding to that hidden blog.
(Hope they don't bust out in the middle of the night and give you insomnia. Mine are sneaky like that.)
Random or Weird question: What is your opinion on Pluto no longer being a planet? Wait! What? Pluto is no longer a planet? Now see, this is how I know I’m a dinosaur. Add my husband to the dinosaur league too. My son says ‘Well, you know, Pluto was such a small planet.” He won’t admit for a minute that he didn’t know, but then he’s only ten. Google tells me this decision was made in 2006. I think there’s some merit in these remarks my child keeps making about me living in fossil days.
(I hear you. Sometimes it's good to just own up to your inner Jurassic-ness, like I do.)
Lydia, thanks so much for hosting me on your blog.
JL, you're very welcome!
Sherryn Albright has all the trappings of success, until a secret explodes on her doorstep. Her devoted husband has fathered a child outside of their marriage. When Reece is implicated in a murder case, it is clear that he has not escaped unscathed from the mean streets of Kingston, Sherryn battles her conscience and public opinion to save her family and herself from destruction.
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