Interviewing is always fun. Even more so when the interview is conducted by another author and the questions are super creative. What I really like about interviews? It’s the chance to dig deep and find answers to questions I didn’t even know I was looking for. As it was for this one on KPReading.
The interview was all about The Eternity Prophecy, my Kindle Scout winning novel. Here’s a snippet of the conversation (about engineers and their OCDs) I had with the fantastic Jasmine Silvera.
- Jasmine: How does your professional life inspire the content or process of your writing?
- [S.G.] Being an engineer for decades has shaped my thinking and personality to a large extent. I’m overly analytic, so the logical flows in my stories get the most attention. That is both a good thing and a bad thing. While there are few loose ends in my stories (other than those left in on purpose), I also obsess about missing any loose ends, which makes me a terrible self-editor. This was worse when I first started writing, but happily, things are getting better.
Also, I enjoy going into technical details of scientific instruments and/or processes, sometimes more than is needed. But many readers have liked my focus on the technicalities, so I’m happy to give them what they want.
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