Do you ever write naked?

I saw a poster the other day with some of these questions and thought it would be funny in a sort of Tom Threadgill sort of way to answer them, so here goes:

 

Do you ever write naked?

Only in the bathtub. I’ve gotten some great ideas for songs there as well as worked out some difficult scenes in the midst of a sea of bubbles.

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What do you usually wear when you write?

At home I usually have on my sweats or pajamas when I’m writing. Anywhere else it’s probably jeans and a sweater or shirt. Unless I’m in the bathtub.

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Has the dog ever eaten your manuscript?

Yes. But it all came out fine in the end.

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Are you ever jealous of other writers?

Not jealous in the green-eyed sort of way. I mean, sure, I’d love to have the money some other authors acquire, and have their ability to make it to the top, but usually I admire their work. Unless they’re an author whose work I think is super bad and they’re wealthy still. Then it bothers me, but I’m not jealous. To say that I don’t compare myself to other writers would be untrue. I have to fight that temptation just as any writer does.

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Do you dress up like your characters and role play?

Only if my agent makes me.

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Why don’t you write about sex?

Because it’s embarrassing.

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Are you fun out on a date?

You’ll have to ask my husband that question.

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What do you do for fun?

I write.

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No, I mean, besides writing.

Is there anything else?

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14 replies
  1. Rick Barry
    Rick Barry says:

    I’ll confess that Lizzie the dog has never eaten my manuscript and I have worn a WW II Air Corps uniform when doing author signings. Past that, I’ll let the readers wonder!

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  2. Wanda Barefoot
    Wanda Barefoot says:

    These are cute. I never write aka review naked but I’m often in my jammies! Trust me, that’s not a mental picture anyone wants! LOL

    Love your new design, Miss Karla!

    Blessings in the New Year!

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  3. Patty Wysong
    Patty Wysong says:

    I will say that white board markers work well on ceramic tile shower walls. Yes, I know this from experience.

    I experimented while cleaning, people. Really. 😉
    Fun post, Karla!! =]

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  4. Meghan aka FireBonnet
    Meghan aka FireBonnet says:

    Great post! And fun questions… Nix on the naked for sure! And I can’t seem to write in sweats or pjs. Certainly jeans and sloppy tops though. I most definitely write my short haiku-ish work on a motorcycle, as well as structure a blog. It stretches my memory to remember the exact phrasing… I repeat often during the ride and rush to pen and paper when we stop.

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    • Karla Akins
      Karla Akins says:

      Nice method there on the motorcycle writing technique. I don’t think my memory is long enough to do that but as you said it stretches yours so maybe I’ll give it a try!

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  5. Shelley Wilburn
    Shelley Wilburn says:

    Well now, you were fun on OUR date back in August! I never saw someone I just met laugh as hard as you did at dinner that night. LOL! What a great ice-breaker for the both of us! And just an FYI I’m jealous of YOU. But not in a green-eyed-monster way. Just that you have a published book…and I don’t. Yet. ;-] Love ya!

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  6. Karen Campbell Prough
    Karen Campbell Prough says:

    Delightful post! As I try to lessen my schedule and get back into steady writing, I am thinking of ways to set aside time. Yesterday I was repairing my mother’s shower–shower head wasn’t working, etc. (One reason why I wasn’t writing.) Got that done while fully clothed and sure wouldn’t try writing naked! Jeans and sweatshirt will do just fine for the next couple months! But I like the idea of a white board in the shower. But if I got to writing … I’d run out of hot water.

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