Another Author Interview with the Blog Ring of Power. This weeks guest: P. T. Dilloway.
I am still having computer problems. I have four computers in the house, and each of them has its own unique set of problems. So here is yesterday's interview now that I figured out how to get back into my different systems...
Again I can not upload pictures for some reason or another. Sorry folks.
The Writing Life
What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine? Do you use pen and paper or
computer? Work at home or at the library/Starbucks, etc.
Ever since junior high I’ve worked on computers. It was a lot harder back then since we only had black-
and-green screens with floppy disk drives. I had to do most of my work after school because there
wasn’t really a home computer to use. Then my senior year of high school I bought a word processor for
my room, which was a godsend.
Of course these days I have a netbook that I use for most of the writing. I could write at home but
usually I go out on weekends to Starbucks or Panera Bread or Arby’s to write. I’ve found the latter is
a good place to work because after the lunch rush hardly anyone shows up, plus you get free refills on
How do you balance writing with other aspects of your life?
There really are no other aspects of my life. It’s very sad. I’m amazed by the people who can juggle
writing with a family. I don’t think I could ever do that.
When do you write?
By necessity most of my writing takes place on evenings and weekends. Saturdays I usually write
most of the day from 10 in the morning until 10 at night, with stops for lunch/dinner and maybe some
How much time per day do you spend on your writing?
Weekdays if I feel like doing any writing after I get home it’s about 2-3 hours. Sometimes it’s longer if
I really feel in the mood. There have been a couple of times where I stayed up until past 1am and then
had to get up at 7am the next morning for work. Burning the candle at both ends as they say.
Other than your family, what has been your greatest source of support?
Pretty much all of the support I get comes from other bloggers. I’ve gotten to know a select few pretty
well over the last couple of years. Even though we live in different states and never speak in person, we
comment on each other’s blogs and read each other’s books and so forth. That’s very helpful.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Dilloway/
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2938567.Patrick_Dilloway
Is your book in print, ebook or both? My books Where You Belong and The Carnival Papers are available
in print. The rest are ebooks only for now.