Welcome to Five for Friday at Rukia Publishing.
Today we ask Rukia Publishing's new book promotion associate and author Margaret Daly five questions about her writing life.
Welcome to the Rukia Publishing team and Five for Friday Margaret, thank you for joining us today. Let's get started.
1. What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
The best aspects of writing are I get to let it all out. What I mean by this is, I get to say whatever is going through my mind as I type. In a sense it’s therapeutic for me. I get to experience what I write about, and in my crazy life I need to be able to escape. Writing gives me the freedom to do that.
It’s not that there really is a “worst aspect” for me when it comes to writing. I find it most difficult on the days in which I’m home and everyone else is out doing things. I make a commitment and I have to stick to it, otherwise I won’t get any writing done at all.
2. What inspires you to write?
Most days it’s silence that inspires me. Those little moments in time each day where all is peaceful and images pop into your mind. The days where you can sit outside and listen to the birds and you trail off in your mind on a journey. When you hear an alarm go off, most car alarms don’t help but the emergency sirens set my mind into a flurry of emotions. So I guess in a way, tragedy kick starts my mind for my current series.
3. What do you do when you don’t write?
This is the easiest question ever! When I’m not writing I’m with my family, and when my kids are asleep, I’m reading!
4. How did you conduct your research for - Dusgadh: Essence of Life?
Dusgadh: Essence of Life wasn’t the first title I chose for my debut. My first bit of research was looking for a unique name. It was difficult. Since the story was about an awakening, I looked for words that meant the same. This is actually a great story! My hope was to not only find a unique name but a name that meant something to me.
I typed in awakening and hit the search button in Google. I looked through synonyms in the dictionary and then I did another search. I went on Amazon and typed in every word I had found and considered. None of the words were suitable for me that is until I saw the word Dusgadh. It felt familiar to me in a weird kind of way, so I clicked on it. Well it took me to Joy Dunlop, she is a Scottish-Gaelic singer. Her debut album was entitled Dusgadh: Awakening.
5. Are reader reviews important to you?
Absolutely! I want to hear from my readers. Not just the praise, but everything. Having a reader review my story and give me honest feedback helps me with my direction.
"Ember Malloch has no idea her life is about to get turned upside down. Besides the fact that she sees the dead on occasion, she lives an ordinary mundane life.
Her sister warned her not to provoke the spirits, but Ember has a mind of her
own and she defies Becky at every turn. Now, her life as she knows it will be
changed forever, as an unbridled strength is unleashed upon her.
She will have an awakening like no other as she learns her past, and discovers
who she is…"
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