How do you generally feel when you’re about to type “The End”?
“Give the best part of every day to yourself. Get up early and write if you can. Once you’ve put words to paper, you’ve conquered the day. Then you can put bread on the table and beer in the icebox.” — Jack Dann
Do you have a best time to write? Are you able to get there consistently?
What song brings back a vivid memory, every time you hear it? “It’s Too Late” from Carole King’s album Tapestry always takes me back to a high school summer, driving my Ford Maverick to Zuma Beach with my best friend, Randy Winter. Everything was so right then.
Reader Friday – Good and Bad Investments
What is the best investment you ever made to grow your writing career? (Doesn’t have to be monetary.)
For me: Going indie.
What about the worst?
Not firing my agent.
Reader Friday – Traditions.
Sundown today marks the start of the year 5781 on the Jewish calendar. Our family tradition revolves around the meal (which is true for virtually all Jewish holidays–they tried to kill us, we prevailed, let’s eat). Sweet dishes are the norm on Rosh Hashanah, to kick the new year off to a sweet start. At our table, dessert is always Pflaumkuchen (plum cake). The recipe varied, depending on which relative was in charge of dessert, and living where we do now, prune plums are almost impossible to get, but regardless of the details, it’s always going to be plum cake for dessert.
Any holiday traditions you’d like to share, food or otherwise? Have you ever included them in your writing?
Reader Friday – Remembering 9/11
Today is the anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers. I know you remember when you heard, and what you were doing. Did this tragedy impact your writing in any way?
If you could relive your writing life from day one, would you change anything?
What might you do differently?
What might you do the same?
Who is your favorite dead writer?
If you could ask him or her one question, what would it be?