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In the first book of your Project Paper Doll series, your protagonist has 5 simple rules. As a teen, which would have been the first one YOU broke?
Hmm. That’s an interesting question. The funny thing is that they all sort of lead to each other. I think I would have had the most trouble with #4, keeping my head down. I wanted to be noticed, acknowledged, desperately at that age. I mean, don’t we all want that, even now? Someone to say, hey, I see you. J
Music obviously has a role in your creative process. How much time is spent creating your playlist, and how do you know when a song is right for it?
I tend to create my playlists on the fly. Usually, I start while I’m still working on notes for the book. If I’m listening to Pandora or watching a movie trailer and hear a song that speaks to me, I track it down and buy it. J And I know a song is right for it when it triggers an emotion that I know will be important for a particular scene or character.
From corporate copywriter to fiction writer - what sparked the transition, and how difficult/easy was the change?
I did both at the same time for a very LONG time. And I probably still would be doing both, but the corporate job I had changed and they wanted someone full time. Which I couldn’t do and keep up with my writing obligations. So, I didn’t exactly jump into full-time writing so much as I was nudged. But that was a good thing. Writing books was my dream. I was just a little too scared to go for it without that push.
And it’s been wonderful. Terrifying and amazing at the same time. J Doing something you love for a living is rare and truly a blessing, but when you care so much about something, it also ups the stakes considerably.
You're suddenly no longer able to write...now what?
Um, curl up in the fetal position in the corner and whimper? Seriously, I have no other marketable skills. J I don’t know, actually. I think I’d always be searching for a way to tell a story. It’s a part of me.