Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Juicy answers

O.k. Well you guys certainly ask good questions --ones I pondered on for a while.

Here are your answers:

1.Kelly Lyman said...
I loved hearing how you were inspired. I never knew that! Mmmm...questions...I want to know what the ending is going to be and when I will get a chance to read it!

O.k. Kelly--I can not reveal the ending here but you definately will get a chance to read it soon:) I will be emailing you.  I came up with some more scenes so I just want to add them in before sending it to you.

2. Jonathon Arntson said...

Now that we know about your inspiration, I'd like to know about your motivation. I'll leave it up to you t share as much or as little as you'd like.

Ohhh good one -- Motivation.  There are many things that motivate me so I will try not to write a book but provide you with the most important stuff.
                1. I need to prove something to myself.  Throughout most of my life I was a very shy and non confident person.  These peronality flaws have made me miss many opportunities and put some regrets on my plate.  I have always loved to write as far back as I can remember but never really thought I could be or was good at it.  I did start writing in secret 10 years ago but never let anyone read any of the stories I had written.  Marriage, kids and career became my focus making me put down the pen but in my mind I would still come up with characters and stories -- believe it or not I never wrote them down.  The career I chose I still love (interior design) but I never felt the deep love like I have for writing.   My career in design has made me become outgoing, and confident to not only sell a product but  to sell my talent.  That is when inspiration hit as you read in my previous post and I started writing again-- but this time I let someone read it.  I was told to try and do something with it.  So not wanting to have another regret --I have now started on my passion path. Whether something happens or not, I know I will just keep coming up with stories and characters that make me smile. 
              2. My kids--I think my kids need to know no matter where you are in life it's never to late to do something you love.  You need to take that passion learn and grow with it --if you do-- it will make your life full.

So that is it in a nutshell.  


3.Mariah Irvin said...

If you could spend one day with one of your characters, who would you choose and why?

Mariah--this was hard because there are so many I want to spend the day with. 

Really one? --o.k. as much as I want to spend the day with my hottie MC Ian for obvious reasons.  I would have to say my main MC Anna --she is a really cool chick who is sarcastic, strong and no matter where she is danger/adventure is bound to strike.  I think it would be fun to live on the edge for a day. I am usually not very adventurous person so it would be interesting.

How much do you like the color pink?
Love it!

4.Bethany Mattingly said...

You said that your ideas came to you like a movie trailer. When you think about a scene you're about to write, does it play out like a scene from a movie?

Pretty much! I see all of it play in my mind then I try to put all of it into words describing the details as I go.  Music helps too and I sometimes find myself replaying the scene it over and over in my head to see what is happening to the chracters and if I need to change anything that doesn't make sense.  I am a very visual person so this is the only way I have found works for me. 

Thanks for visiting!

5.Kimberly Franklin said...

It's fun when I get to ask the questions. ; )

Here's mine: If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could only pick one food to eat (have with you) for the rest of your life, what would you pick???

Does chocolate count? If it does then chocolate if not then pizza (plain).


What made you want to be a writer/author?

I love to make up stories and drift off to other realities. I also like receiving feedback about my stories.  If you read my answer above I never let anyone read anything I had written before but when I did the reaction and the feedback I got was priceless (whether it was good or bad). Being a designer helped me deal with critisim.  I used to take it so personally but I can deal with it better now. 

There you go a little blurb on me.  Thanks for your awesome questions. 
Off to write.
Have a good day!


  1. Great Q&A, Christine! I love it!

  2. Love learning more about you. And I especially love that you are pursuing this passion after years of hiding it. y guess is you'll discover that all those years of the simmering longing to write will aid you tremendously and help you to explode with creativity. I'm rooting for you! (And how cool is it that you're an interior designer? It seems to me that you've been finding others ways to unleash your creativity while you waited to discover the author in you.)

  3. What a great idea, letting your blog readers ask the questions. Fun post. I really liked and agree with letting your children see you living your passion. It sets a wonderful example for them to really know their heart, and follow it throughout life!

  4. I like how you're working for yourself AND for your kids. Both of those are valuable goals. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. I always ask people the pink question when I have the opportunity :)

  6. Love your answers! And chocolate definitely counts. : ) Happy Wednesday!!!