Jan 26, 2012

Getting to Know Me

For the past week I've been busy with interview requests, filling out forms for this, that and the other thing, and basically doing a ton of busy work. Needless to say, I've neglected my writing & blogging duties. Hopefully, that will change very soon as I come to the bottom of my enormous do list.

What I'd like to do is take a two week sabbatical and do nothing but write and revise BROKEN, but with an autistic son and a live-in mother-in-law with a mental disorder, I don't think I'll be breaking away from my life any time soon. In fact, I'm probably not going to be going to any writing conferences this year, which makes me very sad. It's the only time I get to see my writing buddies and have the opportunity to make new friends (and my only respite from the circus at home). But, as my friend Wendy would say, there is a season for everything, and the season I'm in is for taking care of others, not myself. I just have to be okay with that.

And speaking of taking care of myself, I've been the focus of some attention lately and I'd like to share it with you. Here are three interviews that posted this week. I know, interviews are boring, but, even if you don't want to read them, please visit the blogs and leave a comment to show your support for me and the bloggers that took the time to get to know me better. I'd be so happy if you did.

On Writing Fiction (Interview by Wendy Swore)

Epilogue Reviews (Interview by Lauren Rusa)

House of Millar (Interview by Aine Massie)

So, what did you think? Did you find out anything new about me? Was there something you wanted to know but didn't find the answer for?


  1. Aw! You have such a great attitude. I can only imagine how much balancing you're having to do right now and that's exhausting. *hugs*

  2. I didn't get to go to WIFYR last year, and I was so sad. Hope you can find time to write and edit soon!

  3. My daughter told me she finished your book last night. She was sooo upset. "You didn't like it?" "No! I LOVED it! But where the heck is the next one?!?" Not that you need any more pressure! =) Off to check out those interviews!

  4. Christine, I was surprised to learn you've got a M-I-L with mental illness living with you. So do I, but at least mine only insults me behind my back, and I have a spacious office over the detached garage that I can escape to.

  5. The interviews were great, C.K.!! I look forward to learning more about you in the future and reading your books. I love how you said you like to think of having been born with a gift inside that you want to share, that's exactly how I feel with my own writing. Good luck!!

  6. DONE DONE and DONE!!! read them all! Each was engaging and I learned something new about my good friend...you interview beautifully! Now, off to OPERA! Seriously, Bound not only is a good read, but it's a shelfer. What's a shelfer you ask? A shelfer is when you have a Kindle or a Nook, and you read a book that's so good you have to smell and see its pages so you buy the book then place it next to all the GREAT'S on your bookshelf.
    R.M. Olsen-PEACE;)

  7. Done! C.K good luck with Bound...I'll definitely add Bound to my list :)