Erika Beebe has graciously reblogged my Myth Anthology post
on her own blog.
Go thank her by visiting, will you?
Ghost of Mark Twain here:
I got me some questions for you, Roland,
to sort of break the ice with those fellow authors you a'joining for that there collection of greatness.
Stop figeting so, boy.
Old Cthulhu there promises not to nibble on you much if just give me the right answers.
I know his tentacles are slimy! Just man up and speak up.
Where do you write?
I write in the kitchen where all the necessities are to be found: hot tea, cold coke, and dark chocolate!
Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
I see the stuffed German Shepherd puppy in his fluffy bed, his battery-operated side going up and down as if he were sleeping.
Little Buddy never makes a mess and relaxes me as I write!
-Favorite time to write?
No favorite time. As a harried rare blood courier, I write whenever I can squeeze some pages in. I try to write at least one page per sitting.
-Drink of choice while writing?
Hot tea. Captain Picard, Jayne of THE MENTALIST, and I love hot tea. :-)
-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
I listen to soundtracks mostly: Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, John Williams, James Horner, etc. Like Candilynn Fite, I also listen to PANDORA.
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
I bought a sampler of chocolates for a friend and thought how interesting it would be
to publish a sampler of my haunted hero, Samuel McCord, all through his long, epic life.
As for my short story in the anthology:
I have driven long, lonely rural roads as a blood courier and passed majestic, ancient mansions,
thinking what haunting stories might lurk within them.
-What's your most valuable writing tip?
The best tip I've found is from Ernest Hemingway (whose ghost often visits this blog - don't glare at me, Mark! You asked)
who said the key to success was NOT writing. It was RE-WRITING.
Be that way, Roland. Just for that you get my Quote of the Day:
"Don’t let your mind wander. It’s too little to be let out alone."
A little tune for the forgotten in this world --