I appreciate all the help I can get while I introduce myself to the world as an aspiring author. So when GoodReads asked me (interestingly) e-questions, to post to my promo page, I had to answer each and every one of them, finding the entire exercise invigorating to say the least. Here are the questions and my answers:
GoodReads: How do you deal with writer’s block?
M.L. Kilian: I watch a movie, take a walk, go away for the weekend or exercise. All of it helps me think and work through the block.
GoodReads: What’s the best thing about being a writer?
M.L. Kilian: The ability to control the story. It’s very therapeutic and surreal.
GoodReads: What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
M.L. Kilian: Stay committed to writing. Make it a daily must, even if it means writing a paragraph or two. Don’t stop, otherwise it’s hard to start back up.
GoodReads: What are you currently working on?
M.L. Kilian: I just finished Nob Hill – part II to my first novel – Piazza Navona and am currently working on book 3 for which I’ve done much research and now very ready to compile ideas into a story.
GoodReads: How do you get inspired to write?
M.L. Kilian: From watching films, reading about celebrity gossip I hate to admit. Reading and writing blogs, talking to people, studying characters at cafes, bars, restaurants and even on a bus or train. I am like a sponge when I leave my house (laugh)
GoodReads: Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
M.L. Kilian: For Piazza Navona, the idea came to me when I sat down for a cup of espresso at a cafe in Piazza Navona, thumbing through a journal I just bought at a stationary store in the very piazza. Nob Hill – I think that secret will just have to die with me.