Please welcome Vikki – an inspiration!
Fruition – definition: 1) the state of bearing fruit; 2) the state of becoming real or complete: realization, accomplishment. It will become abundantly clear once you visit Vikki’s blog that she is completely and totally committed to her writerly life and goes above and beyond to make it happen. I am in awe of her efforts – you go girl! Today’s word is so very apt for Vikki.
I have a huge soft spot for a character I’ve been working with for the last couple of years whose called Ronnie Quinn. When I first wrote about him he was the villain, but I ended up making him change his life around because I couldn’t bare to see him be a baddie lol
Do you favour one type of genre or do you dabble in more than one?
I dabble in a couple of different genres. Mainly thriller or romance. I’ve tried my hand at ghost stories but they never seem scary enough lol
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Creating characters, being in control of their lives. Like playing with dolls in a dolls house!
Have you got a favourite place to write?
My desk in my bedroom. It’s only small, but it’s all mine and I get peace and quiet plus a window to look out of.
Do you plan your stories, or are you a seat of the pants style writer?
I used to be a Pantster, and at heart I still am. But I can see the value in planning now, especially when it comes to editing lol
What inspires your stories?
People! Real life stories and the way that people deal with the trials and tribulations of life.
What are you currently reading?
We Had It So Good by Linda Grant. Linda came to my writing class to give a talk. Nice lady.
Do you have any odd habits or childhood stories?
When I was 5 I nearly drowned whilst on holiday in Spain. I fell into the deep end of the pool and couldn’t swim. I was pulled out by a Spanish gardener who grabbed hold of by plaits and pulled me out by my hair.
Do you have any pets?
I have 2 cats. Tigzz is a male common moggy (but we think there’s some feral in him, he’s HUGE and can be a nasty bugger) and Treacle who’s a British Shorthair pedigree, and doesn’t she know it!
Do you belong to a writing group? If so which one?
What age did you start writing stories?
Ha ha ha, do I really have to say? Ok, lets just say I was over 40, so pretty late in life lol
Do you have a book published?
No, not yet! 😉
If you could meet one favourite author who would it be and why?
If you could live anywhere in the world – where would it be?
Italy, definitely, near the sea *sighs*
What’s your favourite movie of all time?
My Fair Lady
Where can readers find you and your blog?
And on Twitter @vikkithomp
Do you have plans or ideas for your next book?
I have plans for the next 5 books! Lol
Who is your best supporter/mentor/encourager?
My husband, affectionately known as The Hubster on my blog 🙂