The Write Side of Life
January 23, 2007 | Interviews
Here we are at day two, time to learn more about Tami, so cozy up to your monitor and read on.
ST: What made you decide to be a writer?
TD: Story lines, plots, and romantic adventures would constantly circle around in my head, just bursting to get out, but the fear of failure and embarrassment over spelling and grammar keep my imagination imprisoned in my head.
I couldn’t stand it anymore so one day I just sat down and started writing a book.
ST: How long have you been writing?
TD: About three years now.
ST: Do you find writing to be fulfilling?
ST: And in what way?
TD: No matter what obstacles my hero and heroine come up against, I know that they will have a happy ending. And, to me, a happy ending is what makes the getting there worth while.
ST: What’s a normal day like for you?
TD: Monday through Friday I wake up at six am; it takes me approximately four minuets to get ready for work (I could kiss the feet of whoever invented permanent makeup) I am at work by seven am, home by four pm. My co workers are always teasing me that I am spoiled rotten because I have three grown daughters who take care of the house and errands while I am at work, (in between their own day jobs) then they take care of me after I get home. LOL. I can’t remember the last time I washed a dish or even saw the washing machine… I’m really glad I was a nice mom to them when they were little, they love me a lot and are sweet enough to tell me every day and show it.
And then there is my darling husband, who I convinced early on in our marriage that American wives don’t cook—he believed me until around year ten when my best friend spilt the beans on that one, but by then, we had already established our routines… thirteen years later, were still holding with him as the chief cook in the family. Okay, I guess that the girls at work are right, I am spoilt rotten.
ST: You are fortunate. Is there a chance your family would adopt me? (Tami shakes her head.) I didn’t think so.
With your busy life how do you find time to write?
TD: My darling husband has two full time jobs (I know, I know, but he likes to cook, really) so I do my evening writing on the nights that he works both jobs. The nights that he is home I do the doting wife thing which gives me the pleasure of hanging out with him, and the added bones of gathering male insight and thinking patterns and practical application of romantic scenes. (he understands how important my research is—)
He is a great guy and is bugging the daylights out of me to write a story that he dreamed up one night. (A really cool mystery involving twin brothers.)
ST: Are there any quirks you have or do before or while you’re writing?
TD: I don’t think so.
ST: Anything you’d like to add?
TD: To all of you in cyberspace, please feel free to ask any questions. I’m happy to answer.
Thanks, Tami, for hanging out with us today. I’m looking forward to tomorrow. See you all in the morning with more from Tami.