My Little Gems entry was my first attempt at a short story. So my advice doesn’t count for much. I just figured the idea needed to be small without too many moving pieces. A little twist in the tail doesn’t hurt either.
Three words to describe me… Hubbie says I’m bossy and grating (in a good way apparently). I’ll go with stubborn, focused and fit.
At home I cook… as little as possible. My husband agrees this is for the best.
My worst habit is… I asked my husband to help me with this one and he’s still coming up with helpful suggestions a week later. Suffice to say, the answer is – numerous.
It’s a bit daggy but I love… my “Murder She Wrote” box set. A very young George Clooney even makes an appearance in one episode.
My first job was… as a sports reporter at a country radio station.
Saving for… retirement in the little Caribbean nation of Belize (seriously!)
I procrastinate by … putting everything off until next Monday- even if it’s already Monday.
My secret skill that is no longer a secret… I write romance
Favourite author… I know this is a bit out there for a romance writer but I love Armistead Maupin. I’ve also just rediscovered the extraordinary Ken Follett.
Currently reading… I’ve just finished reading “The Art of Racing in the Rain”. It is just beautiful – I still tear up thinking about it. Read it now!
Plotter or pantser… I’m a plotter which is odd because I’m a pantser in every other aspect of my life.
If I was stranded on a desert island, the three things I would take are… my husband, my son and my Kindle. I wouldn’t mind packing a few bottle of good wines if there’s any room in my suitcase.
I write… anything but a finished ms! I started out writing chick lit but recently my interest has shifted to mainstream historicals. So I’m about to start all over – yet again. My desktop is littered with “Chapter Ones”. Did I describe myself as focused? – I’m clearly having myself on.
Great Blog Bite Fiona. Thank you for sharing and congratualstions on your Little Gems success.
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