We welcome the lovely Trish here. You won't want to miss this.
Do you have any point in your novel writing when you come to a stand still? If so, what do you do to get yourself going again? If not, what is your advice to someone who does have more than a few “stand still” moments?
SDC: Thank you. So let's move on. During your free moments, what do you most enjoy doing? And who with?
When do you sense the greatest pressure with writing? Do you find it is at the beginning of a new manuscript – during the rewrites – or when your book is about to come out? As a follow up, have you ever been disappointed at the end result?
Trish: Most definitely I sense the greatest pressure at the beginning. Once I get started, the story is constantly visiting me--forming in my head while I grocery shop, giving me snippets of dialogue while I’m in the shower, ricocheting random ideas off of things I see on the news or on the TV or even other books. But getting started, out of thin air? Torture. I pray like a wild woman.
SDC: I can almost see you writing a story called "Like a Wild Woman." Can't you? We all celebrate in one way or another at the end of our stories. How do you celebrate? After you share with us, please tell us all about the book soon to be released and the book you are planning to donate to one of our readers.
Trish: I don’t have an official way of celebrating when I finish. The thing is, I don’t deprive myself of much while I write. So there isn’t anything I lack when the job is done. Time, maybe. I do take some time between projects, even if I have a deadline bearing down on me. Otherwise I’d implode. No doubt about that.
Here’s the blurb about my new release, The Perfect Blend:
Steph Vandergrift left everything to elope with Middleburg attorney Rick Manfred, who then stood her up at the altar. Too embarrassed to return home, Steph hopes to earn enough to get by until she can decide what to do next. Tea Shop owner Milly Jewel hires her and appreciates the extra help at the tea shop.
Also appreciative of Steph is Kendall James, one of the kindest, most eligible bachelors in the area. But by the time Steph feels able to consider dating again, her run-away fiancé returns and tries to win her back. Steph is wary, but she and Rick always blended so well.
Christie Burnham, the frank-talking equestrian from whom Steph rents a room, and her frillier sister Liz become fast friends and confidantes to Steph. Between the two sisters, there isn't much any man is going to pull over on Middleburg's newest bachelorette and tea shop employee.
SDC: Oh, I like the way that sounds. I am always grateful to the authors who come by who are willing to graciously donate a book. And since this is A Pen for Your Thoughts, if you could ask anything at all to one of your fans that you’ve never asked before what would the first thing be that would come to your mind?
Trish: What’s a subject you wish someone would write a novel about? If you were to read the back cover of a novel, what one topic or character type would cause you to grab that book and take it home?
SDC: THANKS SO MUCH, Trish! It’s been a pleasure having you here. Where can our readers find you and be able to purchase your material?
Trish: My site/blog address is http://www.trishperry.com/ (and I have giveaways every week, too!). My book is available through bookstores and at all of the online sites. Here are some of the links: