So I was procrastinating coming up with my blog topic because I am in a writing pickle myself. So whenever I get stuck I turn to one of my many series of crime dramas and begin watching them from season 1. Which brings me to what is currently in my DVD player.
So I will answer some of my most frequently asked questions, using direct quotes from Bones Season One.
So let’s get on with the Interview….
How do you juggle your writing career with being a mom?
SEASON 1: 11
Stacey: How do you juggle twin careers as a best selling author and crime fighting scientist?
Bones: Well I do one, then the other.
ME: Many people know that I’m a mom of young twins who are almost 5 and they take a lot out of me and sometimes my brain feels like mush, but I’m also heavily involved in my church and run a kids choir and do huge musicals in the Spring. So I’m juggling being a mom, pastor’s wife, choir director and best selling author. Well, like Bones said. You do one and then the other. Schedule time out of your busy day for yourself, for your kids, for your family and then for your writing career. If you can’t do it each day then give yourself a few hours over the weekend. It is truly impossible to do it at the same time, you must do one then the other.
Can you give me writing advice?
Stacey: Do you have any advice for budding authors out there?
Bones: Well the first thing they should have is an idea. And then…well first they need something to write with… uh they know that. Well, obviously you need a writing instrument. I’m just not sure…. which should come first?
ME: I think they go hand in hand. If you want to be a writer always carry around something to write with, a notebook, journel, iphone etc. For when you get those epiphany’s in the middle of the shopping mall while pushing a stroller full of kids, diaper bags etc. I’ve lost many a great idea’s, plot points and even character names, because I didn’t have something to jot down my idea, then when I get home it’s too late. I don’t remember it. It’s the same with dreams. I have the most awesome dreams but if I don’t write it down in the morning…poof it’s gone by midday.
What is the meaning behind the color of this….Did you choose that location because of the signifigance of…..etc. etc. etc.
Goodman: All writers reveal more of themselves then they intend on their page.
Booth: You know, I’ve gotta tell you, I never bought all that English 101 stuff. Sometimes a river is just a river.
What is your favorite writing snack?
Zack: I have something for you.
Angela: (sighs) Is it chocolate?
Angela: Then I find my interest has flagged.
Who do you base your characters on?
Booth: I have a question regarding the FBI in your book. Who do you base brilliant and insightful Special Agent Andy Lister on?
Dr. Goodman: Oh, for God’s sake.
Booth: ‘Cause, you know, I’m pretty sure it was me.
Can I get an advance copy? What if I promise not to tell anyone about it?
Bones: After it comes out.
Booth: Not before?
Booth: I let you drive.