Author Name: Wilnona Marie
Twitter Handle: @justwritenlife
Title of Novel: And I Thought Divorce Was Bad
Q1. How long have you been writing? And what was the first thing you can remember writing?
I started writing when I was seven years old. We had an assignment to create our own books in the second grade. The teacher liked my story from the first free writing session because it was imaginative and kept her guessing. Although it lacked a common thread. I’ve been writing since then.
Q2. Did you always want to be a writer?
I did not always want to be a writer, part of me (the sensible part) still doesn’t want to be a writer. I originally wanted to be a doctor because it paid well and I thoroughly love biology and anatomy since kindergarten.
Q3. How did you feel when you were writing this book?
Truthfully this book was a purge. I had so many toxic feelings just building up over the last decade about everything that had gone wrong and how all my personal growth was stunted eventually by a mistake from my past. When I was finished, I felt happy for the first time in a long time.
Q4. How long did it take to write?
It took me nine days exactly. It was like the days of my youth. I wrote a novel every two weeks. Now on average it takes a year to three. This novel just flowed. It was like a dam had finally broken and a waterfall of words just came out.
Q5. Do you have a special place where you go to write?
I write everywhere and anywhere, including on my hands.
Q6. When you begin writing, did you ever think you’d get to where you are now?
When I began writing and was published, I was in grade school, and I thought I was going to be huge. Life has a way of hampering and bringing into focus your wildest dream. Simply put no, I thought I would be so much bigger when I was ten. Now days I’m happy to be a writer.
Thanks Wilnona! It’s great to hear about your personal struggles and your journey as a writer. All the best for the future…