IR: Favorite place to write outside your office space. Or if it is your office, what distractions do you try to avoid while writing?
KD: I seldom write outside my office space. However I can write anywhere. In fact I'm writing this at the hair dresser waiting for the colour to take. But I can't think of any place I'd rather write than at home. I make far better espresso than any coffee shop I know. And I don't know any coffee shop where I can work in my underwear if I'm so inspired. Besides my office space has a comfy black recliner in which I can kick back with my laptop, my espresso, with a fab view of the back garden and just get on with it.
I'm very tunnel-visioned when I'm writing. I very seldom get distracted. I think the house could fall down around my ears and it wouldn't phase me until I finished my chapter.
IR: Do you have any background noise while writing? TV, music, annoying neighbors you try to block out?
KD: I used to write with music in the background, but now I write in silence. I don't know what brought about the change. I think to some degree it may have to do with the fact that I read everything I write out loud now, and it’s hard to read over the music. I do enjoy the bird song that I usually hear from our back garden. We have feed tables and a bird bath, so we're rewarded by gorgeous serenades.
I'm not easily distracted by noise when I'm in the zone, though if I'm overly tired, television and people talking loudly are very distracting. Since I write mostly at home and am able to control my environment, telly and people talking are usually avoidable.
IR: Favorite sports: Winter or Summer? Or none at all?
KD: I'm a long distance walker, which I do year-round here in Britain, though granted the walks are much longer in the spring and summer when the days are longer. My husband and I walked across England last summer on the Wainwright Coast to Coast path. It took us fourteen days averaging fourteen miles a day. It was one of the most amazing experiences ever!
Walking is not only my sport of choice, but I consider it a part of my work. I walk my stories. Most of my best ideas happen when I'm walking. If I'm stuck or having a problem with a scene, I go for a walk, and when I get back the problem is solved. I've come home from long walks with whole stories, whole sections of novels in my head ready to write.
We're fortunate enough to live right off the beautiful North Downs Way, so I can step out my door and walk for miles. It's brilliant.
We're planning another long point to point walk this summer. So much to walk, so little time!
Thanks for having me on your site, Isabel. It's been a pleasure!
Thanks for stopping by! It's always fascenating reading what others do for fun, and while a cross-England walk sounds great, I have to ask...where'd you sleep? Because this writer does NOT camp!
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K D Grace was born with a writing obsession. It got worse once she actually learned HOW to write. There's no treatment for it. It's progressive and chronic and quite often interferes with normal, everyday functioning. She might actually be concerned if it wasn't so damned much fun most of the time.
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