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Zara Keane

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Zara Keane is a USA Today bestselling author of Irish cozy mysteries and romantic comedies.

Zara grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but spent her summers in a small town very similar to the fictitious Ballybeg and Smuggler's Cove.

She currently lives in Switzerland with her family. When she’s not writing, Zara loves knitting, running, unplugged gaming, and adding to her insanely large lipstick collection.

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Zara Keane Up until a couple of years ago, my answer to this question would have been "badly". If I sat down at my computer and the words didn't flow, much weepi…moreUp until a couple of years ago, my answer to this question would have been "badly". If I sat down at my computer and the words didn't flow, much weeping, gnashing, and self-doubt ensued.

There’s nothing like a deadline—not to mention a deadline for an editor you’re paying—to knock that myth on the head!

Seriously, though, I don’t believe in writer’s block any more than I do in the magical muse. The one and only thing that’s gotten me to finish a story is the good old arse-in-chair routine. Sometimes, the words flow. Other times, writing a page of coherent text is torture. Unless you’re one of the fortunate few whose first draft doesn’t suck, you’ll be seeing that manuscript a few times before you hit “publish”. Accept that your first couple of drafts will be rough, embrace rewrites, and set yourself an end date for the final version.(less)
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I have both a practical and an emotional answer to this question.

The practical focuses on the ability to set my own schedule. I have three little kids, one of whom has special needs. We have a slew of appointments each week. Fitting those in around a traditional nine-to-five job would be very difficult. As a writer, I can work seven days a week if I need to, even if those working hours occur in the middle of the night.

The emotional answer concerns the pleasure I derive from writing, revising, and polishing a story. Writing is far more than a career for me.(less)
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