Hello, Invisible Friends. Queen Bitty here.
I’m happy to bring you a long-time Invisible Friend today, Tina from Florida Girl with a New Life.
A fellow writer, Tina often features women doing remarkable things in their life through service or art, which I think is cool.
Let’s meet her, shall we?
1) What made you start writing?
When I was a little girl, reading and writing were the two things I enjoyed most. I spent hours locked away in my room scribbling in notebooks and reading my latest library find. As a young adult, I found myself quietly writing in my head when I should have been paying attention to other things, like the work that was sitting in front of me or whatever boyfriend was floating through my life at the time. The truth is my need to write has always weighed on me, but I pushed it aside in my twenties because aspiring to become a writer felt a little like aspiring to become a professional ballerina. Impossible. I finally started writing my novel-in-progress and my blog because I was simply fed up with my own excuses. It was and is time to live in my truth.
2) What do you write?
I write women’s fiction/chick lit with a supernatural twist.
My blog is really a running conversation between me and my readers on chick culture, women’s stories, and joyful living.
3) Tell me about your book.
My novel-in-progress is a story about three women who each experience something miraculous; they are each granted their most secret ambition. While one woman seeks the power to force men’s hearts, another seeks social status. The last of the three covets the power of revenge. Crashing into and away from each other in a cycle of envy, deception and love lost, each woman is left to look deeper into her own heart. The real miracle, as it turns out, might have been a life that included one another.
4) Tell me about featuring courageous women on your blog.
I believe that in sharing our truths we discover more of ourselves. I feature “truth-tellers” on my blog who are willing to offer up their honest experiences. The stories range from marriages, break-ups, chasing dreams, and starting life over again.
5) Why do you think it’s important for women to be creative?
As nurturers, women give to a fault, but we often forget to nourish ourselves. Creative endeavors help us to water our souls and replenish our hearts.
6) Why do you think it’s important for women writers to connect?
I think Toni Morrison said it best.
“Solitude, competitiveness and grief are the unavoidable lot of a writer only when there is no organization or network to which she can turn.”—Toni Morrison
7) What inspires you?
All of the bittersweet and beautiful nuance of life.
8) What’s your favorite type of pie?
Well, I’ve never met a pie I didn’t like, but I have to go with coconut cream pie.
9) What’s your favorite book?
My running favorite is The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
10) Future plans?
In the short term I am seeking publication on my first novel. Mostly, I plan on seeking my joy, wherever that comes.
Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! We have a new Wings tomorrow!
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