- What is your first memory of writing for fun?
I tried writing a novel when I was a pre-teenager. I wanted to create a trilogy of stories. I remember creating characters and writing pages on paper.
- How many drafts = done?
It could be argued that stories are never completed, even after publication. Potential edits can be everlasting. It is possible that there could be no finite number of drafts that would finish a story but if it did exist, it would depend on the story. Some of my stories are done. Others are done – for now.
- What is your favorite book or favorite book-of-the-moment?
Two of my favorite books are If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans, both short story collections.
- What is it about your discipline that gets you the most excited?
The end of writing the first draft. Knowing that it is done and just starting at the same time. The possibility of potential and the promise of progress.
- What’s your favorite word or words? What about it/them appeals to you?
Love. The need of it, the want of it, the ignorance of it, the glow of it, the gift of it, the loss of it. Love, when defined and provided in its purest form, is amazingly powerful and powerfully amazing.
Thank you, Kem, for sharing! Love your love of love.
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