A Conversation with Author, Misty Ballantyne
This next interview is with Misty Ballantyne. I've known Misty for close to twenty years. When we met we both worked in the training department of a local company. I had no idea she had an inclination toward writing, though. Fast forward fifteen or so years, and I saw her post on Facebook that she'd written a book. I'm thrilled to tell you Misty has achieved success in her writing career. Her process is very different from others I've interviewed, and in light of the Christmas season, I felt like it was perfect for this week.
What are you working on?
How does your book differ from others in its genre?
Why do you write what you do?
How does your writing process work?
I’ve attended lots of writing workshops, and there are many different ways to write. For years, because my personal process was so unconventional, I thought I was just doing it all wrong and I’d stop. Completely stop. I would shut down. It made me feel like if I wasn’t doing it their way it was wrong. It was only after I poured nearly two years of my life into helping another writer craft her story that I realized I could totally do this on my own, so I just did it. I sat down and didn’t stop typing until I had the whole story written.