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The editor on my freelancing site directed us to this interview:


he challenged us to answer the same questions as though we were being interviewed! One of my fellow writers, Elizabeth Ann West, answered on her blog here:


Here are my answers:

Where are you?

At my desk in the hobby room for a change! Usually I write at the sunny kitchen table or at a neighbourhood coffeeshop. This room contains my computer, my husband’s computer, a TV, all our tapes and DVDs and hobby supplies.

What are you writing with?

I usually write with my Eee-PC by Asus . It’s a mini-laptop about the size of a trade paperback book. It does everything a fullsized laptop does, built in wireless, Skype, Firefox, Thunderbird, and it fits in my purse! Allows me to go to cafes, park benches, the living room, my bed….love it! I use Open Office and wouldn’t trade it for the world. Great program.

What is the oddest object in front of you?

Probably my desk! LOL!! Odd because I sit here so rarely, but also because I got bored with it several years ago and COATED the entire desk with decoupage. It is completely encased with images from National Geographic, greeting cards, historical home magazines….The images are of early Christian mosaics in the tunnels under Rome, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, gothic stained glass windows and Victorian door knockers.

It is a lovely contrast to my husband’s desk which sits next to mine. His is black laminate.

my desk

desk close up!

What are you listening to?

At the moment, my husband is online playing Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and has very, very good speakers, so I am listening to a soldier counting down – shouting orders – machine gun fire – a bugle…war stuff. Also the TV which sits between our desks is on, tuned to History Television. Some war movie with Michael Caine. War, war, war! I think I should at least change the TV channel! LOL!! Ha! There we go: CNN. No war there, right? He, he. he.

Is there anyone in the room with you?

Just my darling online warrior.

What time of day is it?

Ten minutes past midnight on Sunday night…or I guess Monday morning. It’ll be bedtime in two or three hours! My day doesn’t even start until noon. Usually I go into town around 1pm and write in coffee shops or restaurants until my husband gets off work at 6. We then meet for coffee and go home together. We have dinner, maybe watch a movie, then he goes to his computer to unwind and I go to mine to write or screw around on Youtube. ~~sigh~~

What is guaranteed to remove your concentration?

Screwing around on Youtube. LOL!!

Truthfully, music that’s too loud or a kid shrieking. Why, oh why are muzzles for children disallowed? This is totally unjust. I believe a strong and articulate argument could be made for them. We could call them “chuzzles”. They would be *adorable* and really, really humane. I promise.

What do you look at when you are looking for inspiration?

CNN.com, nature, people… I can be inspired by the serviette dispenser on my table at a restaurant…whether it produces anything useful…that’s another question.

Other than serviettes, of course.