YA/NA Parley: Trin Carl

Dear Friends,

Welcome back! This month for the YA/NA parley, we have with us author, Trin Carl.

Trin writes YA and Literary fiction.  She enjoys contemporary dance and writing her blog 50schoolsn90days on Blogger. From Minnesota, Trin enjoys the outdoors and all the seasons, especially the fall as it reminds her of her days teaching and attending school at Metropolitan State University.  She can be contacted on twitter @theglobaldig.

So without further ado, let’s dive right in 🙂

Krisna: Do you write full-time or part-time?

Trin: I like to believe I write full time.  My very purpose comes from writing and staying engaged in the process every day. I plan my outside work around my writing agenda.

Krisna: I really admire your dedication to the craft. What would be the highest achievement you could imagine accomplishing in your writing?

Trin: I think that accomplishments and goals spin off one another like a jinga game.  You stack up your goals only to find new ones.  I would love to achieve an award in writing like a Newberry Award or something similar.  I would love to have my work posted in a newspaper or read aloud in a commencement speech.  All of these endeavors would make me proud.

Krisna: Those are great goals to have. Speaking of goals, do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?

Trin: I try to aim for 3,000 words per day but at the least 300.  I feel like I’ve met my goal if I’ve at least written 300.

Krisna: Every bit counts in writing, doesn’t it? Sometimes, life intrudes and we need to slow down a bit. But what’s critical is that we keep writing.  What’s your favorite quote on writing?

Trin: My favorite quote is “A classic is something everybody talks about and nobody has read.” — Mark Twain

Krisna: LOL! Never thought about it that way. Now, moving on to something general, where was the most memorable place you ever been?  

Trin: The most memorable place I’ve been to was Britain, in 2011.  I will never forget the journey and the place.  It was the most independent traveling experience I’ve ever had.  But much of that independence had to do with the unique people I encountered and the polite ways the people had guided throughout my journey.

Krisna: Yes, I totally agree! It’s the people who make a journey memorable isn’t it? We could be in the most beautiful place in the world, but hate it if the people we’re with are rude or disagreeable. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, Trin. I wish you all the very best in your writing career!

Trin: Thank you, Krisna. It was a pleasure meeting you.

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