First, I want to thank you. I read and reread all of your books throughout middle and high schools and they have brought much joy and inspiration to my life. Your blog about the importance of following you gut inspired me to follow my own gut and pursue a career in writing. Was there any single thing that inspired you or gave you confidence to write your first novel?
Thank you so much for the kind words! I wish I had the key to confidence. I still struggle with it SO much, especially this winter when I had to set a book aside I'd been working on for over a year because it wasn't working. For me, I think the fear is part of my process. I'm always going to be afraid I can't do it. Once I embraced that, it got a bit easier. Not easy. But easier.