Friday, February 19, 2010
LM: Writing my third book in 10 years does not exactly make me prolific — persistent, maybe, but not prolific. The third manuscript should be a piece of cake, as the cliché goes; but, no, cake it ain’t.
AA: What's involved in writing this book, and what role does daily discipline play?
LM: For one thing, the discipline needed chafes my inner free spirit; a five a.m. start is the key, but not always achievable.
AA: Most of us write, and — meaning we work at other jobs and write, too. What's a good day in the writer's life like for you?
LM: When I am in a rhythm, it clicks — rise at five, dog, yoga, write, work, home, dog, dinner, write, sleep. Throw in, or throw out, the following: fending off life’s surprises, also life’s responsibilities and oh, yes, having a life.
AA: Where does your inspiration come from?
LM: My inspirational thought: Nothing to do but write, write as if my life depended on it.
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