It has been a busy summer with fishing and all the fun promos I have hosted, but it is time for the Lazy boy to get some use as they are starting to get dusty.
That is why when the lovely and prestigious author Gay Ingram texted me about coming over for a beverage and chat about her work, I welcomed her with much enthusiasm.
I just hoped that Gay would be okay with my little shed gang.
Thank you for coming Gay though I have known you for years, this yahoos are unfamiliar with you, share a little about yourself.
Well I camp out on some acres in the piney woods of east Texas. My great husband and I have been there thirty-plus years. We’ve been married over fifty years so that gives you a ballpark of how old I am. I have one living son who lives fairly close by but I don’t see him as often as I’d like. My two granddaughters recently moved from Oregon to Arkansas which made me very happy because that’s quite a bit closer and perhaps I’ll get to see my two greats, Josh and Lexi more often.
I have seen Second Time Around (on) http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Ingram/e/B008VS6AJIand I would love to pick it up, but before I do, could you tell me a little about it?
Wow, Second Time Around sounds intriguing, is there a particular part of the story that you really enjoyed writing?
Sorry about that, but Jack’s question brought another question to light, If Second Time Around were to be optioned for a movie, who do you see playing your main characters?
What an interesting question. I’ve always envisioned Susan Sarandon playing Dolly Summers. Not sure who I’d choose for the role of Douglas, maybe Richard Gere.
They will be perfect, Gay I could really see Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere playing those parts. I was wondering, as a person who writes on the side, during my down time, my writing process starts with forming the story in my head before I put pen to paper, what is your writing process like?
It seems, with my fiction writing of course, my stories always begin with a character who insinuates himself/herself in my thoughts. I spend a lot of time interacting with them subconsciously and as they reveal more of themselves, their particular time period and situation begin to develop.
All of this sounds fascinating but I heard writing is a hell of a lot of work, why do you do it, what do you get out of it?
Thanks for the awkward segue, Terrance, now go over with the rest of the b’ys and let me and Gay have our yarn. Terrance asked you why you like to write, now I want to ask you, is there anything about writing you don’t like?
Not the writing per se. I enjoy the research necessary because I tend to set my stories in a particular time frame and I’m a stickler for getting it historically correct. I enjoy revision because it usually reads better afterwards. I even like the editing part. In fact, I have an editing service and have done some for a few other writers. What gives me the willies is all the promotion and marketing being required of authors these days to sell their books.
Thanks a million for answering all my questions…and the others, Gay Ingram it has been a real pleasure. As I said before, I have seen Second Time Around online at http://www.amazon.com/Gay-Ingram/e/B008VS6AJI is there anywhere else your book is available and what formats?
All of my books are available in both print and digital through Amazon. Just check out my Author Page to check them out.
It was a pleasure having you here and you are most welcome to come back anytime. Is there anything else you like to add before you go?
Just want to say I’ve really enjoyed our visit…even the beer stains Terrance left with me.