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When someone finds out you’re a writer how do you handle ‘I have a story you
That actually has happened to me several times. I’ll go on to ask the
prospective writer what their story is about. They usually tell me it’s
autobiographical or a recovery from some trauma. I don’t have the heart to tell
them, well sometimes I do, that autobiographical work doesn’t really sell well
unless you’re someone of prominence. I’ll tell them to call me when they’re
ready to think it through or take notes. Not once has that happened.
Do you write what you read?
Yes. A big resounding yes. I love crime based psychological thrillers with very
strong damaged antagonists. My female antagonists are psychopathic predatory
murderers. In Gemini there is one. In my sequel to Gemini or if Gemini does not
turn out to be a sequel the next psychological thriller will have a group of
I also love agency based thrillers FBI, DEA, NYPD. Gemini is NYPD. My WIP,
Operation Destiny, is DEA. Even though Operation Destiny is a romantic suspense,
it has a crime based plot. It’s also very psychological because I get into the
mind behind the crime, which happens to be my tagline. I think my psychological
preferences stem from my education and psychology background.
People often mistake the life of a writer as glamorous, give us the scoop, what
about your lifestyle would shock your readers?
LOL! Glamorous is not the adjective I would use to describe my lifestyle. It is
not really glamorous when you sit in your nightgown at your computer, with
messy hair, and a tall glass of iced coffee next to your computer as you’re
typing. That’s the great part about working from home. I can work on my schedule
not have to kowtow to anyone else’s and do what I want to do when I want to do
it. However being on a deadline, whether self-imposed or not, does present
issues. For example your social life decreases. My friends know when I’m at the
pool, and my head is either in my notebook, or iPad, they wouldn’t dare
interrupt. I ignore them like I’m on another planet. I’ve given up going out to
lunches and to mahjongg, because my characters are gnawing in my head and
struggling to bounce out onto paper. You find yourself spending less time with
friends who are only out for fun because you’re still working on something
that’s a passion. I’m not into being into senior- camp 24/7. And then
there’s the hubby. Spouses have learned to cook dinner, even if it’s tuna fish or
franks, fold and put away laundry, and spend lonely nights in their own man cave
watching hockey as we’re diligently by the computer in the office.
Then there’s the time I feel guilty and get away from the computer to spend time
with hubby even when I don’t want to. But he’s got to feel wanted too. And he
doesn’t exactly like my book boyfriends who are a lot younger and hotter than
him. Well maybe they were him, 35 yrs ago.
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Please continue the tour with another awesome writer, Leslie Hachtel at http://www.lesliehachtelwriter.wordpress.com
The Mind Behind The Crime,