The scent of coffee brewing, and the promise of a few hours of writing before anyone else is awake.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading. Laundry is a distant second.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. My process is to work long hours until a work is completed, then forget about it after it is done.
What is your writing process?
I write every morning, with minimal editing. I don't stop until I have at least 5 pages. I do not discuss my writing or show my work to anyone until I have a solid first draft. I'm fast and quiet.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I'm a little long in the tooth to remember the first story I've ever read. I do remember walking to the library with my mother as a young child, feeling the wonder of the place, marveling that I could check out more than one book out at a time. That library was my childhood.
Describe your desk
I haven't seen my desk in years. Paper, paper everywhere.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote throughout my student years, then stopped for over a decade. I did not make time for writing when I was building my career in the law. Now I'm back.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating a three-dimensional character and letting him or her loose. Very Dr. Frankenstein.
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