Tina Wainscott

Frequently Asked Questions



Do you have a writing schedule?

Absolutely.  You have to be disciplined if you hope to write for a living.  Treating your writing like a regular day job is a good way to approach it, even if you already have a day job and write at night.  I worked full time at a computer software company and wrote during the evenings and on the weekends.  Then I worked part time for a while.  It took about five years of being steadily published before I was comfortable enough to do it full time.  Oddly enough, when you have more time to do it, you still feel as though you never catch up.  I still get up early, early for me, anyway, and get to work by 9 am.  The only time the television goes on is when I break for lunch.  Television is a huge temptation, except for the music-only channels.