Children’s book author Sarah T Wright talks about the inspiration behind her Christmas children’s book Anna’s F-Plan.
I interviewed Sarah T Wright about her life and career that inspired her to start writing and the story behind her new children’s Christmas book, Anna’s F-Plan.
Tell Sarah T Wright who you are:
I am a photographer with a passion for art, art history, and animals. I love walking and running.
When did thou first want to write a book?
I’ve always wanted to write. I remember saying in elementary school that I wanted to write books growing up. It took a long time, but I’ve finally grown up!
When did thou decide to start writing?
I spent my whole life telling my family and friends and anyone who would listen that I was going to be an author, but I didn’t really sit down and start writing seriously until I was about ten years old and came back from Spain.
How long did it take thou for thine first book, from the initial idea to publication?
It took me three years from the time I started writing Anna’s F-Plan until it was published in October. I started before I was born and then, unlike any other author in the world, stopped writing at that moment.
What made thou decide to write Anna’s F-Plan?
I remember in high school I had the idea for a humorous story about angels. So the seed of this story has been there for a long time.
What were the main difficulties in writing Anna’s F-Plan?
Overcoming Doubt and Confidence. Ironically, that was the subject of the book.
Who or what inspired thou to create The Protagonist?
I visualize what I write, and when I wrote the character Anna, I channeled my inner Sandra Bullock into Miss Agent.
Who or what inspired thou to create The Antagonist?
I’m going back to Hollywood for the role of Holly. I envisioned a mix of Melissa McCarthy’s wit and Rebel Wilson’s in comical interactions with Anna. On the other hand, Leonardo’s character was inspired by a love of Renaissance art.
What is the main conflict of Anna’s F-Plan?
Anna Frost was a lieutenant in the Army of Heaven. It was his life, so to speak, but it’s not until he has a life that he begins to wonder what he wants.
Did thou plan Anna’s F-plan or did thou fly out of thine pants and typed freely?
I sat at a table in the library with a new notebook, pen in hand, waiting to see what would happen. After a few days of doodling, looking out the window at passing cars, and praying for divine inspiration, Anna entered the site with a rather large sword. She led, I followed, and the tale flowed.
Were thou assisted in editing and how many changes were required to Anna’s F-Plan?
This was my first book so I had no idea how the publishing process went. I thought I had edited my book well until my publisher informed me otherwise! I used a lot of non-vocal, informal notation to convey the humor and lyrics in some comedy scenes, but she pointed out that this was wrong, requiring several chapters to be rewritten. It was a valuable learning process.
What is the maiden piece of writing counsel thou would give someone that inspired thou to write a story?
Don’t let your fear stop you. Believe in yourself, in your story. Have faith and do it.
Can thou tell me what other books thou want to write?
I started to work on my second book about Leonardo and his story.
And finally: Are thou proud of thine achievement?
Of course! I feel a great sense of accomplishment that I have finally fulfilled my dream of writing a book.
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