Monday, October 6th, 2008 • 1 Comment on What Am I Working On Now?
So, I’m in the process of answering some interview questions for a website. They are terrific questions and I’m flattered all to pieces that someone thinks others might be interested in me. Me? My writing, maybe, but me? Nahhh… I’m really not that interesting. But for the sake of the very kind interviewer, I will try to be interesting.
Of course, like many writers (or is it just me?), I hate talking or writing about myself. I blog, yes, but that’s kind of a “between you and me, my reader-friends” style of writing and I’m as often writing about my dog or politics or recipes as I am writing about myself. To take center stage in an entire interview is tough and that leads me back to the “People really want to know stuff about me?” thoughts. Ack! Paralysis!
In any case, one of the questions is about what I’m working on now. Oh no! This is the part where I’m supposed to talk about my current writing projects! Ack! More paralysis! Because, you see, the writing has been tough going for the past couple of months. I’ve mentioned it here, of course, but I can’t very well say that in an interview, can I? Hmm.
I am writing again, though. That’s good news. I might falter a bit over the next few weeks since Jay comes home tomorrow (yay!) and I’ll be getting settled into a new routine. For me, writing is like that little bubble in an old-fashioned level—once I get it centered, I find my balance and the words flow. Then something shifts and it’s off balance once more and it takes a little time to get it centered again. But I always do.
Of course, how do I phrase that for an interview? I guess I’ll think of something—or just list all the writing projects I’m planning to work on now that I’ve found my center again.