Monday, August 02, 2010

Interview


The first part of a two part interview with me is up over at Richard Prosch's Meridian Bridge. Thanks, Rich. I always like getting a chance to yak about writing. These were great questions and I had fun with them.

Heading into New Orleans today to check on some things at work. I have about two weeks of summer left before school starts. I love my job, don't get me wrong, but I sure have been enjoying my time away as well. Once school starts everyone will see me online and on the blogs quite a bit less frequently. I won't be able to make nearly as many comments as I have been doing this summer. I imagine the blogosphere will survive.

In those two weeks I want to put the finishing touches on a collection of my vampire stories, which is just about done, and then I want to take a few days off to do absolutely nothing but read and eat and sleep. Even though I've been off "work," I haven't been off writing and I've had a very productive summer. I do need some vegging time, though.
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28 comments:

David Cranmer said...

I enjoyed that.

X. Dell said...

I don't know how I would have blogged during the school year while I was teaching. That you come online at all is cool in and of itself.

laughingwolf said...

grats, charles!

does my heart good to see flaming rodents, btw :P lol

cs harris said...

Interesting interview, Charles. That's neat that one of your Western characters is from the same clan as your Talera characters. If you're coming into town today, does that mean we'll see you at the meeting?

Deka Black said...

Good interview. And surprised about the family tree you have done.

David J. West said...

I liked finding out more about the shared history of characters-I love it when storytellers do that.

Lana Gramlich said...

Sorry the Summer's almost over, baby. I hope you've enjoyed your time off, anyway.
LOVE the flaming squirrel. They should all be flaming, I think.

Ron Scheer said...

Charles, do your students follow your blog? If so, what do they make of it, and what kind of response do you get from them?

jodi said...

Charles, take the rest you need. I will miss your comments, so stop by when you can. I love it how your students are your top concern.

Erik Donald France said...

Yes, everyone needs some vegg' time. Cool on the interview -- congrats on all, man!

Leigh Russell said...

Likewise - when I'm not writing, I'm usually out and about yakking about it It's great fun. Tonight I paid a visit to a local writers' group to talk about the craft of writing - great evening.

Leigh Russell said...

Left a comment on the interview. Hats off to you, Charles.

Richard Prosch said...

Thank you, sir, for the terrific answers to my questions. I've enjoyed getting to know you this summer.

sage said...

take care of your soul, Charles, and enjoy these two weeks... I'll go check out your interview now as I wait for a flight home...

Charles Gramlich said...

David Cranmer, thankee. I'm glad.

X-Dell, Last year I would spend the first half hour blogging when I got to school, but I've got so many more blog buddies over the summer.

Laughingwlf, lol. Lana feels that way about squirrels too.

Candy, I was planning on it but after the crazy afternoon I had I was just so tired I finally had to just go home. One day back in New Orleans at Xavier and my blood presssure is through the roof.

Deka, glad you enjoyed. I like my Maclangs.

David J. West, it has been cool how it's developed over the years.

Lana, you are a sweety, except to squirrels.

Ron, the typical student these days is completely uninterested in anything their teachers do outside of class. I've never had one comment about the blog or apparently even notice its existence. Some do know about my writing but only the rare student shows any interest in it.


jodi, I’ll be getting around, just much slower and somewhat less frequent than now.


Erik Donald France, thanks, dude. I’ll have to post about my tiring experience trying to go to work today!

Leigh Russell, I know, writing and talking about it seem to go hand in hand. Glad you stopped by the interview.

Richard Prosch, I’m glad you got some folks to check out the interview. It was great fun.


sage, thanks man. I’m looking forward to some vegging.

Travis Cody said...

Read, eat, and sleep? Sounds like just the plan for the end of vacation.

Ty Johnston said...

Interesting interview. Thanks for the link.

Your novel The Bear Paw Valley reminded me of the first novel I wrote back when I was 19, The Storm. It's horror in an 80s Stephen King sort of way. Maybe I'll get back to it some day, but I'm thinking it'd be easier to start from scratch.

Charles Gramlich said...

Travis Cody, 3 of my very favorite things.

Ty, I've borrowed scenes from "The Bear Paw Valley" but I don't think it works well enough as a novel to truly rescue.

writtenwyrdd said...

I love the burning vampire squirrel picture. Enjoy your lazy days of summer. Everyone needs some down time.

Charles Gramlich said...

Writtenwyrd, indeed so. I'm feeling relaxed just thinking about down time.

Michelle's Spell said...

Love the picture! The school year is approaching, can't believe it's already August. Time goes so so fast.

Cloudia said...

you have earned much vegging time surely! Though your comments add much to my days...



Aloha from Honolulu :)

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Charles Gramlich said...

MIchelle, I know. I remember thinking at the start of the summer how LONG of a time I had. And now it seems like a very short time indeed.

Cloudia, thanks. it won't be a work stoppage, just a slow down.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I didn't get half or even a quarter of what I hoped to get done. I may just have to quit my job.

Mary Witzl said...

Reading, eating and sleeping -- I could weep, just thinking about them!

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Charles Gramlich said...

Pattinase, I'm glad I like my job, but I could stand a yeaer off.

Mary, the greatest trilogy ever written.

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