Writing is like sex. Editing is like scraping gunk off your shoes. Stay tuned for this and more when Lois Lavrisa interviews Ina Margaret Wright (I. M. Wright) in this blog post. And a huge shout out to Joe and Tess for the opportunity to contribute to a great cause.
Lois: Ina, thank you for being here with me today.
Ina: Where are you? ‘Cause I’m sitting here in my kitchen in my housecoat and I don’t see you. Are you at the back door?
Lois: I mean that figuratively.
Ina: Okay then. If you were here I would put on another pot of coffee. Unless you are one of them crunchy, or is it crusty? Hippies who likes pretentious Frappuccino, or other crazy concoction, with soy and a squirt of some other health nut sounding thing like flax. Then you are out of luck. I’ve got Mr. Coffee, milk and sugar, plain and simple.
Ina: A dare by Joe. He may have thought that not many writers would take him up on it, but a ton did. Just goes to show how authors are quite competitive. We like winning stuff. You know I have a 4-H blue ribbon for hog calling?
Ina: Did Joe say he was giving out prizes for us winners?
Lois: He graciously mentioned each book on his post.
Ina: Nice guy. Great author too. I think I was his first fan. Do you think he’d remember me? By the way I have a fan, and when it gets really hot I blast it directly in my face. You’d think I’d be over the hot flashes at my age, but no.
Lois: Back to your writing.
Ina: Yes that. To me writing is like sex, sometimes it works great and other times it weird and awkward and you say to yourself, “What the hell was that?”
Lois: What is your process?
Ina: Well, the hubby takes out the trash- after all of these years of marriage I consider that foreplay and then I go into the bedroom---
Ina: Oh? Right. Okay then. If you ever want some advice in the, you know, boudoir, just let me know. Fine. So you want to know about my writing. Well, I write a lot of stuff then I have to go back and scrape a bunch of the gunk away.
Ina: Sure you can call it that. Like if you get something stuck on the bottom of your shoe, you have to dig at it, or toss the shoe if it’s hopeless. Editing is like that.
Lois: Sorry Ina. We are out of time. Thanks for being here with me.
Ina: Even though I am not really with you, thanks for having me too. Let me know if you ever need any advice, I am full of it.
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