Dara says that her main strength as a writer is:
"...more about determination than natural skill. As a kid I loved to write but was terrible at it. I set my heart on pursuing a writing career (something I’m still struggling to get off the ground) and worked for it. This isn’t my weekend hobby or something I do because it comes easily to me."
When asked about her writing work habits, Dara says:
"I try to write daily. Of course there are always days when distractions come up and that isn’t possible (today, for example, my addiction to Facebook is making a mockery of my word count goal)."
Dara does admit to having a little writing ritual that helps her ease into the work of the day:
"...despite what I’ve said about writing being work, I’ll be the first to admit it’s made much easier if I can get myself into a creative mood. For example, I like to have the soft buzz of a fan running in the background as I write and it helps if I have the lighting dimmed."
Dara's favorite bookshelf:
Buy Dara's book, Brought to Life at Lyrical Press.
Tomorrow join us to read an excerpt from Dara's book and learn a little about book promotions most authors can do on a shoestring budget--random comment contest then! And on Saturday we'll be chatting with Dara about her writing process and advice she has for writers.
Thanks so much for joining us today, Dara!