The Soft Side of Cindy Spencer Pape

June 21, 2007 | Interviews

ST: We’re back with another set of questions for Cindy.
CSP: Good morning, everyone!

ST: Please describe your writing space.
CSP: At the moment it’s my dining room table. Sometimes the couch. Sometimes I sit on my bed with my laptop. On really nice days, I have a sunny back deck. There is NO room in my house for an office, so all I have is my laptop, and it goes where I go. My little desk by the phone is officially my workspace, but is usually too piled up with bills, junk mail, and everything else to actually have room for the computer!

ST: What’s your favorite part of writing?
CSP: Seeing stories come to life. Going back and reading something I’ve written and feeling like I’ve turned the characters into people!

ST: What do you absolutely hate about being an author?
CSP: The whole no-paycheck thing. Though hopefully that will soon change. I do have trouble sometimes not having co-workers around. It can be very lonely, though the loops help with that a lot. I call the author’s social loops my office water-cooler. And I have very few excuses to buy nice clothes.

ST: Your website suits you and your novels. I recommend everyone cruise over to Cindy’s site and check it out. How did you decide on the content and design?
CSP: It does? Thanks. The design is courtesy of the free software provided by my webhost, so I just picked the one I liked best. As for content, well, that continues to evolve, but I basically checked out a bunch of other author sites and figured out what I like best.

ST: I know you’re busy today and have to boogie. Will you please come back tomorrow?
CSP: Most definitely!

ST: Until then…

Happy Writing!

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  1. Donna Michaels Says:

    Hi, again.

    Thanks for more great questions and answers for, and by, Cindy.

    First, let me say I love your website. I’ve had you linked to mine for a bit now, but it’s nice to be able to echo Sloane’s sentiments on how great it is.

    Second, I’d like to say I completely understand the workspace thing and agree with the no paycheck and lack of adult co-workers to shoot the breeze with.

    I’m glad we have loops to keep us sane..hehe

    Have a good day.