Friday, 1 November 2013

FUNKY FRIDAY - with author Carol Hedges

Today I welcome my Twitter buddy and fellow lady Pope (we live in hope of a world of sparkly things, cake and bubbles!) Carol Hedges ...

Carol and I lounged in silk pyjamas, had grapes peeled for us by hunky men and sipped on our Champers (after she'd parked her pink 2CV - which you can see in all its glory over at her blog). 

So, Carol, describe yourself as a writer in five words.

Perfectionist, adventurer, pantster, OCDer (is there a word?), worrier.

You've been invited on Big Brother - Writers Special!  Do you accept?

No - the thought of lots of other stressy writers appals!!

Dream time.  Ultimate dinner party?  You can have anyone dead or alive there - who would you have and why?

Charles Dickens - pick his brain about Victorian London
William Blake - fascinating man
Seamus Heaney - sit at his feet

How do you deal with the dreaded bad review - are you a sulker of a shrugger?

Bit of both, though so far reviews haven't been bad.

If you were offered a squillion pounds to never write again, would you take it?

No.  Absolutely no.  Never. Never ever ever.  Hahaha.

It's your dream week as a writer - ANYTHING is possible!  Tell us what happens.

My books get reviewed enthusiastically in the press.  I sell.  I buy a Tuscan Villa and a Maserati for my husband.  Following week: back to the laptop .... sigh.


Planner or Winger?
Winger, but with an outline plan

Night or Morning?
Afternoon - from about 2ish

Doer or procrastinator?
The latter leading to the former - though will always 'do' if there's a deadline awaiting

Writing/first draft or editing?

Tea or coffee?
Coffee.  IN a bucket.  All day!!!

Thanks so much for joining me, Carol - it's always a pleasure and one day we WILL rule the world! 

If you want to know more about Carol, follow her on Twitter: @carolJhedges  or buy her books here.

Next week, I chat to fellow Indie and friend, Rachel Dove.


This week saw me release my latest Christmas novella, 'Cinderella's Buttons'.  For less than you'd spend in the Poundshop, it's panto in a book and available for Kindle at Amazon.  Also in paperback at Lulu.

1 comment:

  1. Great stuff!!I think I would have pretty close to the same answers except for number 3….love that CarolStar would not give up writing even for a million quid!! Good for you, La Hedges!