The Write Side of Life

July 17, 2007 | Interviews

ST: Welcome back, Mix. Tell us, what made you decide to be a writer?
MM: I’m not sure what made me try it. I think I was just getting bored with what I was reading. Nothing out there was really what I wanted (multicultural, paranormal elements, scorching romance) so I figured instead of complaining maybe I should try my hand at it.

ST: How long have you been writing?
MM: I started writing in May of 2002 so it’s been five years now. WOW, I hadn’t even realized. However, I must admit that I wasn’t writing everyday in the beginning and didn’t really get serious until the fall of 2004. Before that it was just my little secret wish.

ST: How many books have you written?
MM: How many have I written or how many are available? LOL! I’ve written four books: 2 short stories, 1 novella and 1 novel. The novel was the first I wrote and will probably never see daylight (which is a good thing). I hope to sell the two short stories this year and my novella, along with finding a new home for THE DJINNI.

ST: Which is your favorite and why?
MM: THE DJINNI is my favorite, partially because it’s the one I spent the most time working on and partially because it came from such a great dream. *sigh* Man that was a good dream.

ST: LOL. Do you find writing to be fulfilling? And in what way?
MM: Absolutely. The first scene I ever wrote was something very suspenseful and when I got to the bottom of the page my heart was beating so hard I thought I was on the verge of a heart attack! It was such a rush and such a stunning pleasure to be in control of an entire world. In some ways, this is as close as I can ever get to the divine because it puts me in the role of creator. It’s a heady feeling.

ST: What’s a normal day like for you?
MM: Hectic! I usually wake at 6 am and check email first thing. I try to respond to as much as possible before leaving for work at about 7:30. I usually don’t get home until after 7pm and then it’s play time with my three year old son. His bath and bedtime will usually take until about 9pm. My husband and I are exhausted by the time we crawl into bed about 11pm.

ST: With your busy life how do you find time to write?
MM: I have a long commute to work so I write on the train and jot things down on sticky notes at work. I get ideas at random times so I just go with it. I’m always surprised at the cool ideas I get while standing in line to buy lunch or just walking down the sidewalk.

ST: Thank you, Minx. We’ll see you and our audience in the morning. Until then…

Happy Writing!

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