Because no matter what we write, we must give some of ourselves over the story, to the writing, to the characters, the sacrifice every writer must make to get it right.
In the modern day, traditional media and marketing are no longer effective and it’s up to us as authors to find the right balance.
Which is really hard.
For a blissful moment, all is silent. And then, as if the harpies of Hades have decided to torment the frustrated writer just a little bit longer, there is a scurry of nails. And another, until a full on squirrel orgy/disco/gladiator match is in swing in the rafters above my head.
I got to sit down with my darling friend JN Welsh to discuss music, writing, research, and her new book, In Tune!
When it comes to weird, unhelpful or generally unusual talents, let’s see if you’ve got me beat.
Your own book release shouldn’t come as a surprise to you.
There was never a time in my life I wasn’t making up mad tales and then eventually putting them to paper, where my love for the idea turned into a love for the words themselves and then the craft and then combination of all three.
What would I be if I wasn’t a writer?
I have no idea.
The truth is, my imagination is often bigger than my gut. I’d like to think that if I ever got dropped into a situation, I’d take a deep breath and agree to some really cool things, but there’s a lot I know I’ll never get the opportunity to do.
And a lot I plan to do anyway.
It’s not every day you get to interview one of your favorite authors!
I met Laura over the summer at this year’s RWA conference in Orlando, and she was supremely kind, supportive and open.
I’ve learned so much from reading her books and from getting the chance to speak with her, and it’s my pleasure to share this interview, so you can get to know Laura too, as she celebrates her latest release, Theirs to Take.
I think that the ongoing debate of pitting e-books and print books and audiobooks against each other in some fight to the death misses the point of reading entirely.
Which is why I’m not going to pick a favorite, but tell you a little about why I love each one.