Oh, goodie. I’ve been tagged. – If you didn’t catch that – there was an intentional little snark there. Part of me grins with glee when people think of me. Honestly, I usually thank the person, and move on. [She hangs her head in shame] because there are just not enough hours is a day to do EVERYTHING I need to do. Nor are there enough days in a week to post all the stuff that bubbles out of my brain.
But this one caught my attention. This particular tag, I believe, adds value for my readers, and also for myself.
Recently I started doing interviews in preparation for the Blog Tour for the release of the “Make Believe” Anthology. (by the way –shameless self-promotion warning—I’m doing interviews now if anyone would like a guest-post – [Wink] :-) )
Anyway… I found myself looking at some of the questions and thinking. “Duh… I have no idea” and moving on to something simpler. The problem is, when you have five interviews in front of you, and dinner burning in the kitchen, and laundry piling up, and a kid crying with a skinned knee (you get the point) you just want to finish FAST and not think too hard. So I didn’t answer the hard- hitting questions that more accomplished authors tackle all the time.
What the Work in Progress Challenge is… is a list of questions very similar to many that I came across during the interviews. Some of them are hard. Some questions like this I skipped over because I was embarrassed of the answer, and I was afraid to admit it. Here, (among my 600 or so best friends) I will force myself to answer them honestly.
For one thing—so when you guys get to that point, you don’t feel alone and stupid. Secondly, so you can think about this for your own works, because you might have to answer these questions yourself someday.
I’m going to post this “introduction” now, and then go back and answer the questions. This is mostly a prod to myself to make sure I don’t skip any because “I don’t wanna” answer them. This is me… putting it out there and forcing myself to do it.
Hopefully, going through this exercise will help me be better prepared for the harder questions coming up this tour, and for the next round of interviews when my novel hits the world.
Stay tuned tomorrow.