Thursday, April 19, 2012
Where do you write? Describe your writing space. Anything that helps in the background? (Tea, music, pets etc.)
Sophie: We have a small office in our daylight basement with our desks situated so our chairs are back-to-back. Sadie's always got a cat sleeping on her desk (when it's not busying taking over her keyboard and adding lines in cat-speak). Our mostly-Australian shepherd, Henry, makes the rounds from sleeping on my feet, to sleeping on her feet, to sleeping in front of the bookcase... you get the idea. Sometimes we have music going, but now that we're *ahem* older, we find relative silence is a nice thing.
Do you have a schedule (daily or book-long) for writing, or do you just go with the flow?
Sadie: I prefer to write in the mornings (when I’m at my least brain dead), but real-life schedules demand I go with the flow. I never used to be a night owl, but now I do quite a bit of work in the midnight hour (when I’m sometimes severely challenged with no viable brain activity to draw upon).
A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Sadie: The Other Sophie
Sophie: That would make me "the other Sadie" - we get that a lot. People can't tell us apart, even though I'm six years older (that's good, right?). But I think I'd like mine to read, "She made people happy."
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Sadie: Right here on Inherit the Wind Farm, but with the money-is-no-object part, I’d build a new barn, buy a walk-behind tractor and attachments, and take a trip to
New Zealand, coming home via Scotland and . Ireland
Sophie: I've lived in
Germany and and, like Dorothy, there's no place like home for me. I visit my son in California Tennessee, and my daughter in , and I'm homesick after three days. Which keeps me from wearing out my welcome anywhere! We're so blessed to live here in Vermont ! But I wouldn't mind accompanying Sadie on that trip to Unorganized Territory ! New Zealand