Interview with Cissy Hunt
1: What is the most productive time of the day for you to write?
My most productive time of the day for me to write is mostly at night. I'm a night person; I can usually stay up all night with no problems. I guess it comes from working the night shift for over 30 years. I like the night hours when everything is quite. I function better at night.
2: Do you start your projects writing with paper and pen or is it all on the computer?
I always start my writing projects with paper and pen instead of on the computer. With notebook and pen in hand I head out to my deck where it is quite, just me and the night sounds and I start writing down my thoughts. When I have a good start for a chapter or a completed poem then I go back to my computer and input it.
3: What do you draw inspiration from?
For poems it comes from what my heart is feeling at the time. It could be love, praise for my Lord, or wonderment at creation. For my book is the subject matter it covers, domestic violence. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, , and sometimes death.
4: Do you set yourself goals when you sit down to write such as word count?
No, I don't set myself a goal when I sit down to write such as word count or so many pages. When I was writing on my book I had to write on it every day, no matter if it was just one paragraph, I had to write something. But with this book I had no problem as for as writing, the words came out sometimes so fast that I couldn't keep up with them.
5: Are you a published or a self published author and how do you come up with your cover art?
I'm a published author through Publish America. As for as my cover art the publisher came up with it. But the thing is the art work is exactly what I pictured in my head on the cover of my book, and there is no way that they could know that.
6: What drives you to chose the career of being a writer?
What drives me to chose the career of being a writer is these words deep within me burning to come out. Words that just have to be put on paper. Words that wake me up at night. Words swirling and twirling around in my head that won't be quite until I give them life.
7: Do you own an ebook reading devise?
No, I don't own an ebook reading devise, but I do own lots and lots of books. They cover my bookcases, two of which go floor to ceiling, my floor of my office, my nightstand, and bedroom floor. I love to read and can't bring myself to part with the really good books that I have read.
8: Who are some of your favorite authors and What are you reading now?
Some of my favorite authors are Lori Wick, Beverly Lewis, Lauraine Snelling, Mary Higgins Clark, and Diann Mills. I like a variety of author's works. Right now I'm not reading anything because it finally has gotten warm enough to go night fishing here were I live and that is my husband's and mine favorite recreation.
9: What do you think of book trailers and do you have any plans to have any?
I like book trailers. Yes, I have plans on having one for my book as soon as I learn how to do them and can put one together for my book.
10: What are you working on now that you can talk about?
I'm not really working on anything thing right now. I want to get this book, A rose Blooms Among the Thorns out to the public. I have had thoughts of a sequel to it and have been writing down all the thoughts and ideas. It is a possibility.