Unflappable or not? When it comes to their writings, here are some thoughts the Stiletto Gang members have.
Juliana Aragon Fatula – I’m unflappable. Ha. Bullshit. I am overwhelmed by life and writing is my escape. I create a world where I escape and then I visit there whenever I need to be in my head and not my heart.
Julie Mulhern – I’m unflappable.
Debra Sennefelder – I wish I was unflappable. Having multiple deadlines due within the same time period overwhelms me. So far, it hasn’t happened often but when it has, I felt the pain. And it made me grateful for my time management skills.
Paula Benson – Letting the fear of it not being good enough convince me not to start.
T.K. Thorne – I tend to go off in too many directions-projects-commitments at the same time and that often feels overwhelming.
Robin Hillyer-Miles – Dialogue. I write too formally. I keep forgetting that people use contractions when they speak.
A.B. Plum – Ensuring I’m writing characters who are different from each other. Writing humor is often a challenge—one I like b/c I especially like sarcasm.
Kathryn Lane – Unflappable?! Everything overwhelms me until I get my arms around it.
Debra H. Goldstein – I’m in a dither until an idea hits, but once I’m in the zone, there’s no stopping me.
Mary Lee Ashford: It varies. I love the writing part and even more I love the revision and polishing part. The characters are what I love the most. I don’t love the first draft and so sometimes slogging through that ugly first pass feels overwhelming to me.
Anita Carter: I wish I were unflappable. If anyone answers that they’re unflappable, I need to chat with them to get some advice. I hate the blank page and I hate the beginning when there are too many options. I can get bogged down in thinking about plot options.
Lynn McPherson – The middle of the book, first draft.
Shari Randall – Beginnings are the worst!
Dru Ann Love – Writing a musing without giving away too much of the details. Also, writing a musing for every book I read because then I won’t read. I have to pick and choose which book to do a musing.