Grab your beverage of choice (Mimosas for me, of course!), roll up to or flip open a screen and let some talented writers talk to you about their writing process.
This week: Elisabeth Staab is in the spotlight!
I met Elisabeth when we both took a workshop about the demands of motherhood and writing. Elisabeth clearly took that workshop to heart because her first novel, King of Darkness, was released by Sourcebooks in February. So let me get out of the way and cede the stage, stool and microphone to Elisabeth:
1. Have you always written stories?
It seems like I have, but until recently it was always just for fun. I honestly never thought I’d do it professionally.
I’ve been blocked a time or two. If the little things don’t work like focusing on something else for awhile, or giving yourself a mental health break, sometimes you just have to power through. Write anyway, even if your word count isn’t as high as usual, even if you’re sure what you are putting on the page just then would make people laugh hysterically (in the bad way). My critique partner introduced me to write or die, and I purchased both the desktop and the ipad versions so I’m never without it. It’s an application that literally screams and flashes at you if you stop typing for too long. I love it.
I like them all, but I’ll have to go with wine, since that’s what my vampires drink to have a really good time.
Glee! Music has always been my first love, and it reminds me a little of when I watched Fame back in the day. Uh-oh, I’m dating myself, aren’t I?