- Do you have a set schedule for writing, or are you one of those who write only when they feel inspired?
Outside of work, I have to feel inspired to write. For me, it can't be forced.
- How hard was it to sit down and actually start writing something?
For this children's book, it wasn't hard at all. The thoughts and the messages I wanted to convey came easily.
- Do you aim to complete a set number of pages or words each day?
No. In the future I don't think I would put this kind of pressure on myself if I decide to write a long novel. I think without the restrictions, things come easier.
- Writers are often associated with loner tendencies;is there any truth to that?
Possibly. I think you can definitely end up in your head as a writer, which sometimes isolates you from other people.
- Do you think writers have a normal life like others?
Yes. I don't think that a writer's life is that much different than anybody else's. Although there are of course different stressors and things you have to worry about, such as people connecting with your work.
- Do you set a plot or prefer going wherever an idea takes you?
I like to go wherever an idea takes me, and then come back and look at everything that I have written down.
- What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing?
Connecting all of your streams of thoughts together to make everything seamless and cohesive.
- What would you say is the easiest aspect of writing?
Being able to freely express yourself.
- Have you ever experienced "Writer's Block"? How long do they usually last?
Yes. It can range from hours to days.