So for your random enjoyment and knowledge, a bunch of questions about me. If you have questions, ask away. [About Cat Hartliebe]
Q: At what age or point in your life did you realize writing was a part of who you are?
A: I’ve been enraptured by writing since I first saw my mom write cursive. I had no idea what words were back then, but I thought it’s beautiful. I was I guess three or four? I tried copying her, which didn’t work.
Q: What was the first thing you say you wrote as an author?
A: I really don’t recall my first prose work. But I do remember my first poem. What are Father’s Made Of? It was silly and I was like five at the time. It followed the path of “what are little girls made of?” I still have it because I made a big poster of it and my dad hung it up at my nan’s house.
Q: Is there another field of work you saw yourself doing?
A: I have wanted to learn and teach for my entire life. My goal was to become a scientist and help progress the world through my patient study. My body limits me too much for that. I can still teach on a short term tutoring situation. I’ll always learn, at least.
Q: What guilty pleasure or quirky ritual do you have to have while you are writing?
A: I don’t have one… I don’t feel any guilt when it comes to my writing. And I really don’t put weight on rituals that are baseless.
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?
A: Every writer who has come before me and every writer who still tries now. I wouldn’t have published without seeing how others have done it. I would forever think I’m not good enough. That’s an excuse and a lie. I’m not the best there is and probably won’t be called classic, but I am good enough.
Q: What is your favorite place and time to write?
A: I’m indifferent to time. Generally I would say the same to place, excluding the fact I happen to find my Barnes and Noble the best place to escape to and write.
Q: Has anyone made you so mad you wanted to write them into the next book just to off them?
A: Hahahahahahha. Wait there are writer’s who haven’t done this? I literally added a character to kill just because of the real life person.
Q: Do your Characters ever argue with you and who wins?
A: There is no argument. No one wins in an argument. We have debates, though and we weigh choices. I ask them what would you do if and get a list of ideas to work with. So I’ll converse, not argue.
Q: What is the oddest place or time that a book idea has come to you and you just had to stop and write it down?
A: Oddest? I have the typical odd ones like middle of the night, middle of the shower, driving, walking, at work. But what would I truly call odd. Hmm. I had a random thought for a story while sitting at the PTO meeting for my child’s school. It was thirty minutes until I had somewhere to write and I had to wait. Odd, maybe not, but it was annoying.
Any questions for me? I’ll do another answering question post another day.