The Interrogation Room with RaeBeth McGee- Buda
Please welcome a new guest to the blog this week! The lovely RaeBeth McGee-Buda!
What were you like at school?
The answer to this question could vary depending on the person you would ask. I viewed myself as a friendly person who tried to get along with everyone. I always felt as if I didn't belong and wasn't involved in very much. I worked hard to get the good grades and I tried to avoid trouble.
Were you good at English?
I wasn't the best at language but I was always interested in creative writing. I know my editor calls me "the comma queen" because of my love to use it. (hahaha)
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
My ultimate goal for my writing career is to become a best seller and be a recognized author.
Why do you write?
I write because I have to. It's not something I chose to do but it chose me. Seriously, I can't go a day without writing at least something because I get this overwhelming urge to write that doesn't go away until I'm sitting at on my couch with my fingers hitting the keys.
What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
The first writing urge came about when my sister suggested I add on to Silenced, which was originally a short story assignment I had in high school. Once I opened up and got a feel for it again, it never left and has been my life since.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
This is a bit odd but I would say part time. I'm a mother of two living children who I take care of from home. Being a stay at home Mom comes first and then comes my writing. (The reason why I'm not publishing more works sooner.) One day I hope to be full time.
What is the hardest thing about writing?
The hardest thing about writing for me is knowing when to stop. I could sit from early morning hours to very late in the night writing and it not bother me. When I'm working and my muse is going right along with me, I don't want to stop. For me, it's hard to get into these writing sprints but when I do, I don't want to stop.
What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
I didn't find it hard. I knew what I wanted and where I had to take it. I did find my anxiety working on me because The Gracious Wife is very close to my heart and very personal. I wrote this book based upon my own understandings and my marriage.
For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
It all depends. If it's an author that's new to me, I'll buy an ebook to start off. If I fall in love with their writing style and their books, I go to paperback.
Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
Both. Once the first draft is done, I do a read through edit. After I'm done with the first round of edits, I send it to my editor who then does her thing. After her edits come back, I do another read through and make any last changes before I send my manuscript off to my formatter.
Do you let the book stew – leave it for a month and then come back to it to edit?
In a way, yes but it's not for long. Once the first draft is done, I send out advanced readers copies to those who sign up to read for me. I will add their suggestions into my first round of edits.
Who designed your book cover/s?
A very big thank you to RaeBeth for joining us this week in the hot seat!
Please keep your eyes out for Raebeth on the web!
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/RaeBeth-McGee-Buda/e/B00ANXH6PG
Silenced: The Overtaking:http://amzn.to/2iG8GgG
Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello:http://amzn.to/2ifHvpX
Heavenly Realities: Stumbling toward Gratitude:http://amzn.to/2iGfqvd