Welcome to another adventure in Del’s Diabolical Author Interviews! What? Don’t like that name? Well, MY BLOG! You know, like King of the Hill? Queen of the Blog? Did I make you laugh? Did I? If I did, you need to subscribe, because I am going to do a series of interviews this month, because… Well… December and giving back to the Indie community is the best gift I can give to the amazing authors that have taken me in and become my friends in this crazy thing called the writing world. So I introduce to you today, Sue Seabury, writer of YA awesomeness.
Sue Seabury likes exotic travel, good food, and great conversation. Since she doesn’t often get to enjoy any of these things, she makes up stories about them.
Our intriguing line of Questioning:
D: Is being a writer a gift or a curse?
Sue: I love it. The dust bunnies in my house like it too.
D: That’s interesting. I think our dust bunnies should play.
D: What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Sue: I get up and write and do my exercise. Both of these are important too. I do them first thing and that way, I almost never have any excuse to miss either.
D: Well that’s a great way to look at it! I almost always forget the exercise bit. But I have stairs I run up and down all day. That counts. Doesn’t it?
D: What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Sue: Don’t Stop Believin’. I <3 Steve Perry. It is a sacrilege Journey has a replacement for him. A sacrilege, and an inexcusable bate and switch that they market the band as Journey without him.
D: Same could be said about AC/DC using Axl Rose as a front man.
D: What is the hardest thing about writing?
Sue: Finding the time. I have kids, we homeschool, blah blah blah. It’s easy to find excuses not to write. It takes passion to stick with it.
D: I agree there. We homeschool our autistic guy, and our youngest is phsyically disabled, but I still find the time to write daily. Even if it’s just in the blog.
D: Would you ever work in collaboration? Why or why not?
Sue: Haven’t yet. Trying to help a good friend get her writing started. So far it involves a lot of browbeating. Not much result yet. May have to refine my technique.
D: Try coffee and chocolate. That usually gets me motivated. Of course I live next door to Starbucks, so that may be construed as cheating the system.
Well is sure was a joy to sit and chat with Sue. I hope that you got some interesting insight into her mind, such as I did and that you will be back again for another adventure into a different Authoe’s mind. Thank you all!