Welcome back, Cynthia. I'm excited to have you visit and appreciate your time and allowing me to ask you a few questions. :) What does your significant other and family think of your writing career? My husband loves that I write. I can stay home now and still bring in an income. I was lucky enough to be able to afford to start writing when I was laid off from my job and now have been writing full time since then.
Does your significant other read your stuff? My husband does read my work. He’s really good at finding grammar errors, missing commas and sentences that don’t quite convey what my meaning is.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers? I do have critique partners. They are the best. Unfortunately, one of my CP’s just passed away from cancer. It’s been a very hard time for all of us to try and get back into the critique mode.
Who are your books published with? I self-publish my books through Kindle and various other online retailers. I got tired of the rejections because my books didn’t fit the publishers model. Now I publish my own books and make more money than if I was traditionally published. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
Plotter or Pantser? Why? I’m a definite pantser. I’ve tried and tried to plot my books. I’ve taken classes on plotting and continue to take classes because I know that it would be easier to write the book if I plotted it, but so far nothing has taken hold the way I want it to. By the time I get the book plotted I’m tired of it and don’t want to write it anymore.
Do you listen to music while writing? If so what? I never used to listen to music when I wrote. Then I got a Kindle Fire and suddenly I put on my headphones and rock out to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Great band.
What was the scariest moment of your life? I guess the scariest moment came when I thought I was having a heart attack. I was sure I was going to die and was terrified. I have so many things to do, I’m not ready to go yet. Plus I don’t want to leave my husband. I know how difficult it is when you lose someone you love and I don’t want anyone to go through that for me. I know that is unreasonable, that if I’ve lived a good life then when I die, people will grieve, but it still saddens me that I will have caused such grief.
What book are you reading now? Right now I’m on an Emma Jay kick. I’m reading all of her novellas.