Check out this quick 5 question interview with me and Sakura Publishing.
How many hours a day to you devote to writing? Do you write a draft on paper or at a keyboard (typewriter or computer)? What are your writing rituals?
I only spend about three hours tops a day writing. I work full time and sometimes I am exhausted when I get home. I figure a little a day will do just fine. I use my windows laptop to type because it is easier. I do most of my work on my bed. I can go right to sleep when I get too tired.
What’s more important: characters or plot?
For this book (Rude Boy USA) the characters were more important. For the sequels, (BunnyWine and The Tide is High) the focus changed to the plotline. I wanted the first book to be all the background info you needed to proceed in the story.
What do you do when you are not writing? Where do you get your ideas?
I go to basketball games and relax for now. I’ve been writing for a year straight so I forgot how to do other things. I got the idea for this book after attending a concert in London to see the group The Specials. After that, this entire series came from my dreams.
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Keep going. Start off just jotting ideas in a notebook. You do not have to write the entire novel in one sitting. It took me five years from the idea to officially typing the first line in the series.
I’m going to put you on the hot seat. There are rumors you based characters from real people, one a former Knicks basketball player, is it true? If so, why? Fess up!
Okay I am an honest girl, yeah I did and I am not ashamed to say it. He is still sexy and was perfect for John’s character. The character John ages well in this series, has heart and is loved by a lot of people and still keeps his swag, much like the real man.