An Interview with Cynthia
- How long did it take you to start writing in earnest once you knew that was what you wanted to do? I’ve been dabbling in writing a book since 1990. I finished that book in 2011 when I knew I could be an author. That’s when I found out about indie publishing.
- Are you self published? Did you launch into self-publishing or did you try the traditional route first? I tried traditional for years. Sending to agents and editors only to be turned down. Now I’ve published 22 books and couldn’t be happier.
- What was the most difficult part of the journey? Telling myself over and over again, that I can be a writer, that I am a writer and then to sit down and write.
- Do you want to do a stand alone or series? I work in series because that’s what my readers like.
- Do you jump right in to write once you get an idea, or do you plan and outline? I’m a pantser. Do a list of ideas for the story, get what my hero and heroine look like and start typing away.
- Where do you write? Do you have any rituals or necessities when you write? Is noise a hindrance? I have an office I write in. I’m very capable of tuning out most noise.
- Do you write more than one piece at a time? What’s in the works now? I’ve got two books going right now, one for Debra Holland’s Montana Sky Kindle World and one for my Brides of San Francisco series.
- What encourages you to write? Discourages? What do you do to motive yourself through the rough times? I have a wonderful husband and critique/ writing partners. We don’t actually write each other’s stories, but do brainstorm each other’s story when we need to.