The Write Side of Life
December 19, 2007 | Interviews
ST: Good morning, Elaine. Tell us what’s a normal day like for you?
EC: I’m up at 430 am. My husband and I work close to each other and we have to be in at 6am so we drive together. I get out at 2:30, pick him up and come home. Except for those days I go to work out. After dinner I try and write. If I have time before dinner, I’ll try and answer emails. Otherwise, I’ll do those before going to bed. Weekends is when I get most of my writing done.
ST: With your busy life how do you find time to write?
EC: Very careful planning and understanding friends and family.
ST: Are there any quirks you have or do before or while you’re writing?
EC: I do like to have music to listen to and I try and specify it to the book. For instance, with EZ Lovin’ it was almost nonstop George Strait.
ST: Who or what encouraged you to write?
EC: My husband, my friends. my mother-in-law, yes my mother-in-law.
ST: Where do you get the ideas for your novels?
EC: Everywhere really. I actually got an idea for one story in a furniture store!
ST: LOL. Now that’s creative. How do you research your books?
EC: Very carefully. 🙂 I don’t go nuts but I try and be as accurate as I can be. My husband is a former reference librarian so he is a great asset if I have trouble researching something.
ST: Who is your support group?
EC: My husband, my friends Linda Wisdom, Susan Baxter and Linda Parisi. Also the members of both the Tucson and New Jersey Romance Writers.
ST: I know linda. She’s a great author too. Thanks for stopping in this morning, Elaine.
EC: My pleasure. I’ll see you in the morning!
ST: Until then…