Tina Wainscott

Frequently Asked Questions

It must be really cool to be a writer for a living.

It definitely is.  It’s also nerve-wracking, exhilarating, stressful, satisfying, flexible and all consuming.  Every writer has aspects that they love and that they hate.  I love when an idea first blooms in my mind and I start to see the different scenes in my mind.  I love the writing process, especially when everything’s flowing.  I love the first round of edits, when I get to trim and enrich the story.  I love hearing from readers.  I don’t love the second and third round of editing.  I don’t love the business aspect: distribution, sell-throughs, promotion.  I love being able to go to work in my sweats and work from my home.  And mostly, I love creating people and worlds and drama.  And that makes the unpleasant aspects worth enduring.