Where do you find inspiration to write?
There is inspiration to write everywhere. Many people ask this question, but for me, it’s like someone asking me, why do you love your children? It’s effortless to love them, just as it’s effortless for me to come up with ideas. My muse works overtime. She is always busy pumping ideas into my head.
What does your writing space look like?
Due to the fact that my husband is a part-time professional poker player and a full-time rice farmer, I spend half my year in southern Nevada, and half in northern California. I have two writing spaces, and I love both, as I am surrounded by nature, and my desks each overlook a vista of beauty. One is of the Mojave Desert, with its mountains and clay and cacti, and the other is a walnut orchard.
What is a must have while writing?
A notepad and my favorite pen, so I can jot down ideas/to dos/questions, a mug of strong coffee in the morning, herbal tea throughout the day, and when things are not going well, one shot of rum, which puts me to sleep almost right away. I then wake up, refreshed and ready to start again. In between a meal or two would be nice, if someone else makes it for me. (That never happens.)
What is your writing-in-progress about?
At the moment, it’s a secret project, but I will tell you that it is unique and different for me. I love it so far, but it’s a challenge to do something new. Still, it keeps my spirit motivated and my brain limber!