Tim is a martial artist who writes, but unfortunately still has a day job. Born and raised in the wonderful Pacific Northwest, he doubts he'll ever leave for long. He’s studied Taekwondo and Hapkido since 1999 and is a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo and 4th degree black belt in Hapkido. When he’s not working or training, he’s probably hiking or rock climbing with his wife, or riding sportbikes..He also teaches intuitive archery.
Describe your desk
It is a cheap, rickety,teetering, piled wasteland of bills, documents, scribbled on scraps of paper, post it notes, and other random bits of office detritus. There is also a pretty quartzite rock and a small screwdriver that somehow arrived here from who knows where. It is loosely organized by the geologic method, meaning that the most recent activities/documents are most likely on top. At times there have been some upheavals (document avalanches, whiskey spills, etc.), so this is not a hard and fast truth. But whatever I'm looking for, it's in there somewhere. Sadly, I'm not joking.
What is your writing process?
I chew on my writing. A lot. I drive an unfortunate amount of time to and from work and other more fortunate activities. As i'm in the truck, a song will come on, and for some reason, a scene pops into my head. it grows slowly, over long commutes until it's pretty fleshed out. Once it gets too big, i have to write it down, ASAP or else it feels like i'm going to lose it. I've written on napkins in my truck, paper plates, emailed myself (in a parking lot, I'm not a terrible person!). I can't count the times I've still been writing at 1-2 a.m. , exhausted and dreading the morning, but I just have to keep going or else it's gone. After I accrue enough of those scenes, I start connecting the dots. Not a huge outliner unfortunately. I'm just not that organized.