The Write Side of Life
October 30, 2007 | Interviews
ST: We’re back with Lucynda Storey and anxious to know what made you decide to be a writer?
LS: I’ve always loved reading and writing and wanted a chance to tell my own stories.
ST: How long have you been writing?
LS: I started playing around with writing and telling stories when I was a toddler. I got serious about eight years ago.
ST: Do you find writing to be fulfilling? And in what way?
LS: Yes, I do. I get very frustrated if I don’t get to put pen to paper in some fashion. It gives me a chance to expend my creative energy. I believe everyone has a talent that they are creative with and mine is writing. Writing makes me incredibly happy.
ST: What’s a normal day like for you?
LS: It seems like every year my normal day changes. These days it is up early, answer critical emails, critique or edit, write for an hour, then back to editing, then if I’m lucky, another hour in the evening. Throw in meetings, volunteering in the community, working with the local police department and attending classes and I end up being very busy.
ST: With your busy life how do you find time to write?
LS: I make it. It would be too easy for writing to slip off the schedule with other things to do that might be considered “more important”. If I don’t mesh writing into my daily schedule, I make myself stay up late or get up early for at least an hour. And, very little television (other than Bones, House, 24 and Heroes).
ST: Are there any quirks you have or do before or while you’re writing?
LS: You mean like lighting candles or listening to music? Nope, none. I do like it quiet, so if there is too much commotion in the office area of my home, I’ll go to the bedroom and write there.
ST: Who or what encouraged you to write erotica?
LS: LENA AUSTIN without a doubt. I remember sitting with her at a meeting and telling her I just couldn’t write what she did. She laughed at me in her very Lena way and told me it was easy…just write your fantasies.
ST: Where do you get the ideas for your novels?
LS: Dreams, real life, the newspaper, things I experience.
ST: How do you research your books?
LS: I would love to be able to tell you “personally”, but that is a fantasy. I do a lot of research on the Internet, book dive for information on specific topics (I got really great stuff on pirates including scholarly works), and talk to the people who hold the jobs my characters have.
ST: Who is your support group?
LS: I do BIAW (Book in a Week) with Passionate Ink, as well as my local RWA chapter Heart of Denver Romance Writers. Cher Gorman, Lizzie Leaf, Lena Austin, Kim Woolidge and Sue Viders are my critique partners.
ST: You have more energy then I could ever hope for!
LS: And I love every minute of it. lol. I have to run. See you in the morning.
ST: Until then…