Please welcome the woman who has kept me writing for the last nine years, W.S. Gager!
What inspires you to write? What keeps you motivated to write? I can answer both of these with a single answer. I do need to be inspired to write. That means I have to be excited about the project I’m working on. I can write without it but I lose the joy of creating if I’m not excited by my characters. That inspiration keeps me motivated. I do have to push myself to get to the keyboard on some mornings or to not let other people distract me. When the characters are speaking to me, they keep me motivated!
What are your current projects? I have three projects I’m juggling. One is a mystery series that I have three of five books done but want each book completed before I market it. That is the one right now which least inspires me. The second is just finished and will be marketed to publishers this week. It is a nonfiction collaborative project that took three years but am glad to have a final product. The last project is the one that inspires me the most at the moment and is a romance and is in the very early stages but the characters are bombarding me day and night!
What is the most difficult project you’ve worked on? The nonfiction project has been difficult because I have to be honest about my feelings and how things have influenced my life. I’m very uncomfortable with that. Fiction is much easier because it is all made up and has only small bases in reality. The nonfiction is all about reality and belief.
Describe your ideal writing space. How does it differ from your actual writing space? My ideal writing space would be an office from HG TV with a nice desk in front of a window and lots of storage with everything in its place but easy to put my fingers on. The reality is I have a folding table for a desk covered with things I don’t have a place for. I’m working on the organization but it has been a work in progress for three years. Now I’m organizing again because my office will have a dual purpose as a bedroom for the summer. The organization I’ve attained will be shoved into boxes to make room for another person’s essentials.
Campground or hotel? Hotel, definitely!
Favorite super hero? Wonder Woman
Favorite author? Catherine Coulter
Perfect vacation? Paris with my husband or a family cruise.