Same as yesterday, I'll have to kinda rush through this because exams start in two days and I really have to study, but fortunately it's only an interview, so I don't actually have to write much! Haha
On With The Interview!
Wow, that's pretty open-ended. Well, let's see. I have refined the art of cramming lots of things into a day. (At the moment I am a doctor, a teacher, and a writer in at least three different forums and under two and sort of three names, but I'm about to stop teaching so that'll help!) For the most part, I'm a pretty peaceful, happy person. My fiction writing: this series has been many years in the making -- I actually wrote a novel that was trying to be this novel a few years earlier and it was TERRIBLE, no one will ever see it. But it wasn't time yet, you know? Had to refine my message and find my voice.
Not really, but only because I felt like I needed to do something more "practical". I think I always knew in the back of my mind that I'd write on the side, once I could afford to do it. Then I found out that you kind of never can "afford" to do it, and you just do it because you can't imagine doing anything else.
That's actually a very new title. For the years when I wrote the book, I called the series "The Carlion Chronicles" and the first book was "Ripple Effect." But that wasn't catchy enough. I liked "Intangible" mostly because of the ring with the other two titles ("Invincible" and "Impossible.") I came up with the titles while jogging one day. My mom actually came up with the series title, "Piercing the Veil."
I didn't even think about that, honestly! So growing up (this is stupid, but) I named all of my journals. I picked the name Peter first, because I'd never actually known a Peter since I was in preschool, so I didn't feel like I was writing to someone I knew. I intended to pick a different name for each one, but then I thought, that's mean, I can't just abandon Peter! So they were Peter ever since, through like later high school (when I stopped naming journals!) So of course Peter would be my main character.
Well, the name, see above. The character: he's a little bit me, although he's a lot smarter and (hopefully) a lot nerdier than I am! :) But his sarcasm, the way he thinks and the way he talks is sort of a caracaturized (is that a word?) version of me.
Bruce. I think he's SO endearing. I just want to hug him every time he goes off on some new theory.
Pros: it's an escape for me, I absolutely love when I get into "flow." Cons: honestly? I'd forgotten how to write fiction when I started this book, and I'm still re-learning the craft through books 2 and 3, so it's requiring a lot of work and a lot of editing just on that piece. (I do have a minor in Creative Writing, but they didn't really teach you to write action-packed novels so much as character-driven literature, which was never my thing.) It's getting easier though!
An underdog hero finds out that he must save the world. (That's less than ten if you neglect the articles.) ;)
Thanks Gray, for your time, and I hope 'Intangible' does really well! I'm almost halfway through it, and am enjoying it!
Check her out guys, show her some love! Haha
Alright I'll see you guys tomorrow with Day 11!