Disasters travel in packs of three. =_= My work is a mess (A co-worker called in sick on Friday and on Monday the bosses were like “Ooopsie, We haven’t called anybody else in, you two just have to work for three people, while doing a lot of our work for us.” =_= ), I’m behind on my NaNo novel and there’s a lot of real world things I haven’t had time to do, …well, at least I did not forget this post. Even though I was about to…
Hm, the herd of romance authors in my basement is getting a bit thin too. With this post I’ll only have 7 more to go. I’ll have to teach my flock of cats how to round ’em up and force some more of them down into my basement. XD …let’s move along now shall we? Let’s ask Francisco Cordoba a couple of fun questions…
What do you think of “trailers” for books, and do you have a trailer/will you create one for your own work?
Book trailers are a brilliant idea. In my youth, I toyed with the idea of being a movie director. I also wanted to be an actor and got accepted to drama school before chickening out and going to university where I did an English-Drama degree instead. So that creative flare isn`t just for writing. Every time I watch a book trailer, I get restless and desperate to do one of my own. That will be another huge and exciting learning curve. I can hardly wait.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I’m definitely a morning person by nature, but I also need sleep. The rhythm of my life seems to keep me up late at night, which means I’m often not out of bed too early in the morning. I still do my best work first thing though.
If I can roll straight from bed to my computer and write, I`m a happy camper indeed. More often, I have to be civil, deal with real life, and go to work.
I go through phases where I’m excited about the work and exist on about 4 or 5 hours sleep for about a week at a time. I can’t switch off. That’s okay during vacation time, but causes problems when I have to go to work.
For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I love to own and hold a real book. I love the convenience of being able to flip back and forth through it. If I’m studying a text, I like to be able to write in the margins. Flipping through my Kindle and trying to take notes on it are a joke.
I have become fairly comfortable with it for just reading, and currently use it more than anything else. It’s so convenient to carry with me and the backlight means I can read at night without disturbing my wife. A definite plus.
My house is wall to wall bookshelves and traditional books, though. There’s comfort in having them where I can see and touch them.
Where do your ideas come from?
Mostly they pop into my head as I’m waking up in the morning. When I’m in that twilight zone between sleep and wakefulness, the clarity of my thoughts is incredible. They’re hard to hold onto though and often slip away before I can grab the notebook I keep by the bed.
Things I`ve read or seen on the news, sometimes. Other times, stuff just pops into my head out of the blue, or when I’m chatting with my wife. Then we sit down together and brainstorm by bouncing ideas off each other. That’s really productive and great fun.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My wife. She can be quite pokey. My bladder. The dogs’ bladders. My stomach.
Also excitement to see the next step in my characters’ lives. The need to go to work so I don’t get fired and have to live in a shoebox.
The usual stuff. It’s pretty mundane really.
A passionate romantic and obsessive equestrian, Francisco Cordoba has been writing for as long as he can remember. However, it’s only in the last few years, since completing his Master’s Degree in Linguistics, and suffering regular chastisement from his wife, that he has dared to fully unleash his muse. He loves writing about romance, relationships, adventures and sex.
Francisco lives a largely reclusive life tucked away in an old farmhouse, somewhere, with his wife, teenage son, four cats, two dogs, horse, ducks and chickens. He freely admits to loving them all, although he refuses to allow more than three bodies to occupy his bed at any one time. His six-book slightly erotic, paranormally romantic, mysteriously suspenseful, thrillingly adventurous, and possibly fictional debut series, The Horsemen of Golegã, will be self-published soon.
Website and Blog: http://franciscocordoba.com/