The interview that follows up on my story, Ebb Tide, for winning 3rd place in the WOW! Women on Writing Spring 2010 Flash Fiction has been posted! It's actually the second interview that I've done in the last month or so (the first one accompanied my story, Hornworms, on Hunger Mountain) and it's a little strange for me to write about my writing process.

Both of these interviews were done by email, but especially in the first one I tried to preserve the spontaneity of a spoken answer. I typed the answers pretty quickly, and then only edited them for typos or spelling. I sent it off, and of course when I looked at it later, my internal editor said, "You repeat the same things--you could have cut this, and is this really relevant. . ." and so on.

I felt like I was a little more coherent in the WOW! interview, partly because I took some time to think about the answers before I sat down to type. Still followed the same pattern of only fixing typos and spelling though.

So for those of you reading this that have a few more interviews and publicity stints under your belts, any advice for how not to come across as a blithering idiot?


Angie said...

Congrats on winning 3rd place!!! I don't have any advice. I sound like a blithering idiot all the time, but I think it's very cool that you're getting interviewed. Good luck with your writing!

Melanie said...

Hey, I read the interview the day you posted it, but didn't have time to leave a comment and forgot. Anyway, I thought you sounded great in the interview and I think it's pretty awesome that you won 3rd place! Congratulations, Angelica :-)

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks for the congrats Angie and Mel. You beat my mom to it--I sent her an email when the winners were first announced, and she said yesterday, "I just found an email from August that said you won 3rd place!"

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