The Sunday Spotlight
This week I am delighted that E.B. Black, author of the delicious novel 'Medusa's Desire' is on the blog.
Talking with E.B.
The Sunday Spotlight
Firstly can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is E.B. Black. I wear glasses, I can be shy, and I'm a nerd.
Are you working on anything new right now?
Yes, I'm working on a prequel for Medusa's Desire, called Pandora's Mistake, which is a novel retelling the myth of Pandora's box. It is also a romance.
Can you offer any advice to the fledgling authors, just starting out?
Write every day and be patient during every step of the process.
What is your all-time favourite novel?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
When working on your current novel, were there any moments when you thought:- OMG what am I doing?
Many! The ending is one that I know some people won't like. Also, I can be crude when I write and I get scared of what people will think of that.
If you were stranded on a distant planet:- which of your characters would you like to be marooned with and why?
Perseus-if there were any dangerous creatures on this planet, he would kill them for me. Also, he'd never abandon me as long as I needed his help. He's honourable like that.
Which type of book do you prefer to read?
a. ebook - I love ebooks. I haven't read paperback since my boyfriend bought me a kindle. It allows me to have a lot of books without them taking up space I don't have in my house.
Which of the following suits you best?
a. Thrill Seeker
b. Mildly Meek - I prefer the adventure in books to the adventure of real life.
c. Totally Chilled
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I'm definitely a morning person. I wake-up talkative and happy. I don't need coffee to be chipper in the morning! I wind up exhausted by the time my head hits the pillow.
How many hours a day do you dedicate to your writing?
I worry more about word count than time I spent writing. If I only write a couple hundred words in a day, I'm usually disappointed in myself, even if it took me seven hours to do so. If I write a few thousand words, I feel content. When I write ten thousand or more, I get giddy.
Are you a:
a. Laptop Writer - I sit on my bed and write on my laptop every day.
b. Desktop Writer
c. iPad Writer
d. Pen and Paper Writer
If you didn’t write, what would you do instead to fill the creative void?
I'd focus on piano. I've played and composed music since the age of eight. Both art forms involve trying to create magic through your fingertips by pressing keys.
Many thanks to E.B. for letting me shine The Sunday Spotlight on her and her work (even though I know she's a little shy!)
Until next time, have a sleepy Sunday