Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Welcome to Maggie Nash (1)

Welcome to Maggie Nash who lives in Australia! Maggie and I almost met during my visit to that amazing continent last authumn.

What turned you into a writer rather than a reader?

The Truth? I ran out of books to read...really!

How long does it take you to write a book from first idea to final edit?

I’m getting faster, thank goodness! My first novel took 3 years. Now I can knock off a book in around 3 months. Yay me!

Which bit of writing a book do you enjoy most?

I love it the most when the characters take on a life of their own and the words just flow through the end of my fingers as I type. There is no better feeling J

How long did it take you to find a publisher?

Triskelion was the second publisher I submitted to. They bought the book after 36 hours which was pretty amazing. One of the things about epublishing I like. Less waiting...LOL

Do you have any bad writing habits?

I just have to lose that habit of using just...and well...and a few other overused words...and that ellipsis thing. I’s just plain annoying...LOL

Is there a book you’d love to write someday?

A New York times bestseller of course!

Can you write whenever you want to?

I would, but the kids need feeding and I have to pay a few bills. Maybe one day - sigh
I know you don't have much time right now, and maybe you'll come back and tell us more in a few weeks when things are calmer. Thanks for being my first guest blogger, Maggie!


Jennifer Talty said...

Great interview! Thanks for sharing!

Maggie Nash said...

Thanks for having me Jen! It was fun. I'll be back with more drivel when you'll have me!

HI to the other Jen!