Friday's 5 with Patricia (Lynne) Josephine

Patricia Lynne never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes new adult under the pen-name Patricia Josephine.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

1.) When did you first get serious about writing?

A.) Late 2011 when I was writing my first YA novel, Being Human. It struck me as a story other people would enjoy. I started researching writing and publishing, eventually put the story through a slew of beta readers and editing, and published it myself. It was like opening the floodgates and now I can't stop writing!

2.) What is the hardest part for you about writing?

A.) Getting myself to focus. Procrastinating is so easy. Sometimes I have to force myself to sit down and write. Once I do that, I find it hard to stop writing.

3.) How did you feel upon publication of your first completed project?

A.) Terrified, excited, amazed. Honestly, I never thought of myself as a writer. I really thought I sucked at it and had a college essay graded D that proved it. But I worked hard on my first story and learned everything I could (still learning too!) and people have enjoyed the book.

4.) What is more important to you, story, or character? Why?

A.) Is this a trick question? I think character would be more important. If they weren't compelling, I might stop reading a book. But then again, if the story is boring, that could make me put it down no matter how interesting the character is.

5.) What is a typical day like in your world?

A.)  If I work at the day job, I get up, check email, Twitter, Facebook, read blogs and reply to comments on my own. Then it's off to cook tasty food and pies. Home and I usually take a nap. I have a fatigue problem I'm in the process of diagnosing. Dinner and then it's time to write, but not always. It depends on how tired I am. I wish I could write while tired, but I've tried and I can't string a sentence together.

Now, on my days off... I. Will. Write! Like a madwoman. If I get a good streak, I can crank out 5,000 words or more. I've learned to take advantage of days off and get as much work done as humanly possible.

Patricia can be found at the following links.



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