Well, this is just all kinds of awkward.
For me, I mean.
It feels strange to talk about what inspired me to write my novel, Tabula Rasa. Strange because to explain why I so desperately wanted to write this particular story, I have to talk about love. And talking about love makes me feel all … oogey. Then I get embarrassed and say “um” and “you know,” and I have trouble making eye contact. Oh, and I instantly go red as a radish. (I have a theory that this is the real reason the color red is associated with passion and love. Because it’s the color you turn when you talk about it.)
Yet I myself enjoy hearing authors tell the “story behind the story,” so I pushed through and put this video together. Needless to say, there are loads of “ums” and “you knows” in here.
Here it is.