This month’s interview is with Trina Carl, YA and literary fiction author.
Hi Trin, thanks for joining me.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
I like to believe I write full time. My very purpose comes from writing and staying engaged in the process everyday. I plan my outside work around my writing agenda.
Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
I try to aim for 3,000 words per day but at the least 300. I feel like I’ve met my goal if I’ve at least written 300.
What would be the highest achievement you could imagine accomplishing in your writing?
I think that accomplishments and goals spin off one another like a Jenga game. You stack up your goals only to find new ones. I would love to achieve an award in writing like a Newberry Award or something similar. I would love to have my work posted in newspaper or read aloud in a commencement speech. All of these endeavors would make me proud.
That all sounds great. Change of topic. Where’s the most memorable place you ever been?
The most memorable place I’ve been to was Britain, in 2011. I will never forget the journey and the place. It was the most independent traveling experience I’ve ever had. But much of that independence had to do with the unique people I encountered and the polite ways the people had guided throughout my journey.
And finally, do you have a favorite quote?
My favorite quote is by Mark Twain. “A classic is something everybody talks about and nobody has read.”
Love Mark Twain. He’s on my list of people I would invite to a dead-person dinner party. Thanks again for meeting up with me today.
Trin Carl writes YA and Literary fiction. She enjoys contemporary dance and writing her blog 50schoolsn90days on Blogger. From Minnesota, Trin enjoys the outdoors and all the seasons, especially the fall as it reminds her of her days teaching and attending school at Metropolitan State University. She can be contacted on twitter @theglobaldig