How did you know you wanted to be an author? One day I woke up with the first line of a book running through my head. I ignored it for a week, but it kept on me, so I finally wrote it down. I’ve been on a roll ever since.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? Don’t let anyone discourage you from your pursuits. Writing is like a drug and once you’re hooked, there’s no turning back. Stay true to your heart and story and be prepared for the greatest journey you’ll ever go on.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices?I only write when the muse is talking. I don’t write everyday and I don’t follow a schedule. I can go weeks or months without writing and then bang out the first draft of an eighty thousand word novel in two weeks. I have to be inspired or I just won’t do it.
What message to you want readers to remember?Laugh. Life is a wild, wonderful, and terrifying journey. If you lose your sense of humor you’re sunk. So always, always, always make time to laugh.
How can fans get in contact with you?I love to hear from my fans! You can contact me through my website, www.WhitneyDineen.com, on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/Whitney-Dineen-11687019412/) or on Twitter.