Prompt FAQ : Interview someone — a friend, another blogger, your mother, the mailman — and write a post based on their responses.
Here’s that interview with Valerie
Valerie Thomas is a goodreads author and a fellow WordPresser whose book Auburn: Outcasts and underdogs is just about to be released. ( Read my review of the book here. )
Q. When did you know you loved writing, how did it all begin?
Valerie: To be honest, I didn’t know that I would love writing when I first started out. In school, I’d always been much better at essays than creative writing (I think the best grade I ever got on a creative writing assignment was a B). My second semester of college, I discovered the site Elance (I think it’s called Upwork now), and started out trying to write business articles and doing transcription work. Then I moved into ghostwriting, and that was really when I discovered a love for writing. The articles and transcription felt like work, but when I was ghostwriting it just felt fun.
There was something to creating a whole imaginary world that just got me addicted.
Of course, I moved away from ghostwriting a few months later and penned my first manuscript under my own name.
Q. Is there anything you hate about writing?
Valerie: I wouldn’t say there’s anything that I hate about writing, but editing can be a bit of a chore sometimes. When I’ve already re-worked a chapter several times and it still seems like there are important changes to make, that’s the closest I come to hating an aspect of writing.