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Write Now With Yona Zeldis McDonough | by Justin Cox |

Today’s Write Now interview features Yona Zeldis McDonough, an author featured in a new anthology

But my grandmother was a difficult, unhappy woman and when she talked to me, I tended to

It was only when she died that the stories she told me, the ones I could barely

Why hadn’t I paid more attention? Asked her questions? I found myself needing to write what

At one time it was the room I shared with my husband, then it became the bedroom

When I wrote my first novel, I had a strict schedule: Monday through Friday, between the hours

I set a small, doable goal: two pages a day, five days a week

Even with my limited mathematic skills, I figured that would yield 10 pp

I only know that if I’m not writing, something in me feels incomplete

After having written for these four decades, motivation is deeply ingrained in me

If I didn’t write, I honestly don’t know what else I’d do

As for inspiration, it can come from anywhere — something I’ve seen, read, heard

I always have two projects going at a time — a novel and a kids’ ms

Usually that’s like a reset and restores my confidence so I can go back to whatever