Have you (or do you) engage in another art or a sport that helps you as a writer--whether that's to give you a break, re-energize you, provide inspiration?
Carolyn: "I used to jog and work out plot snarls, now I walk. Usually a leisurely walk will help me find the answer. At the moment, I am as stuck as a tethered camel in the middle of the desert. Today's walk didn't help. Maybe writing about it will be good karma."
Carolyn: "I would like to learn how to make delicious soups. I fondly remember being a college freshman in Mexico City and living at a home with other students. The meals were always wonderful and the soups magnificent, especially a clear soup that had small meatballs in it. Wish I had the recipe!"
What's your most recent/upcoming book title? Is there an example of how 'cross-training' helped you with this project?
Carolyn: "Two books newly out, DEAD, WHITE, AND BLUE, my 50th book and the 23rd in the Death on Demand series, and a reissue of my WWII novel ESCAPE FROM PARIS which for the first time is available to a wide audience. Many long walks made DEAD, WHITE, AND BLUE a reality and I was jogging three miles a day when I wrote ESCAPE FROM PARIS."