Interview with May Winters

What inspired you to write this story?
I was pregnant with my first child and newly married. At the time, I felt overwhelmed by the severity of my pregnancy symptoms and the marital issues my husband and I were unexpectedly facing. I felt alone. Out of nowhere, the first line of the story came to me, and so I started writing -- the characters and their voices just sort of arrived. I often wonder where they came from. Ironically, after my husband read the story, he sort of fell in love with me all over again and began to look at me with fresh eyes. I guess you could say writing it saved my marriage.
Why do you write?
Writing consumes so much of my time, and yet, I have never gotten paid for any of it. So I often ask myself this question and wonder if I am wasting time. I listen and I observe more than I talk. So most of my opinions only, ever, come out on paper. And that always feels good, to sort of throw it all out there. I think I write, because it’s the only place where I feel free enough to be unedited, and because I enjoy creating a stage for the interesting characters, and voices, I often meet.
As an unknown author, how does it feel to interview yourself about a book that no one’s read?
It feels weird.
Published 2018-03-21.
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Books by This Author

All In Favor Of A Mute Boy
Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Set in a fictitious Southern town, this story follows mute ten-year-old Walter, son of a prostitute, as he makes the discovery of his life: he has a father and it’s his neighbor Custard. Note: I am going to be releasing one chapter a month on the 20th.