K. D. Bloodworth/ Author/ MrPerfect.com

  1. How hard is it to talk about myself:   It’s not hard to talk about myself but I find it extremely hard to write about myself. I can talk to anyone about anything. I find no problems with writing on different subjects, even when not politically correct.
  2. How often do I write?  Whenever the mood strikes me. If I write when I’m not in the mood I usually end up throwing that day’s work in the trash.
  3. Do you set a plot or prefer going wherever an idea takes you? I usually have a plot in mind and let the story take me where it wants to go. My ideas usually come to me in the early hours, just before daylight, when I’m half awake.
  4. Have you ever experienced “Writer’s Block”? How long do they usually last? Yes, this past year I have struggled with writing. I have several stories started. Seems life keeps getting in my way of writing.
  5. What does the word ‘retirement’ mean to you? Do writers ever retire? Oh, I am retired. Retired from a regular job. Been retired since 2012. This is when I started giving my writing a serious look. I suppose some writers do retire from publishing their work, not from actual writing.
  6. Did the thought to give up writing ever occur to you? Of course! I think everyone that has ever written a book has thought about giving up. Especially when that first terrible review comes in.
  7. How critical are you in your evaluation when you are reviewing someone’s work? I try to never be critical, as I understand how hard it is to write. I know the hours, sweat, and tears that have been put into every page.  Even if I hated the book, I do my best to find something nice to say, even if I don’t recommend it to anyone.
  8. Did any of your books get rejected by publishers? More than I would like to admit.
  9. People believe that being a published author is glamorous, is that true? Is this question a joke? It might be for those famous authors that live in million dollar homes and people everywhere recognize their face but for us struggling new authors, it’s everything but glamorous.
  10. When you were young, did you ever see writing as a career or full-time profession? I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. Women in those days thought of being a housewife as a career. Women usually went to college to find a husband. So no.
  11. What other genres do you enjoy reading? I love thrillers. I do read other genres but always go back to reading about things that scare me or creep me out.
  12. Have you ever written a character based on the real you in some part? All of my writings main character is based on the real me during certain parts of my life.
  13. If you were to change your genre, which one would you choose? I would like to write horror.
  14. Were you a troublemaker as a child? I still am.
  15. Do you often project your own habits onto your characters? If I did, they would swear much more.
  16. What is that dream goal you want to achieve before you die? To have a book on  a best sellers list.
  17. When can the readers expect your next book in print? 2018
  18. What is your take on the importance of a good cover and title? It’s important however, it’s like any art, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
  19. What is the most important thing about a book in your opinion? How it stirs emotions while you are reading and afterward.
  20. What is your view on co-authoring books; have you done any? I’m kicking this idea around with another author at this time.