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JessicaAre you one of those people who’s been working on a novel for the past 20 years, and you’re almost up to Chapter 4? Be forewarned. The next sentence may make you want to kick yourself.

At 30, Jessica McHugh has 12 books published.

So quit making excuses and start writing! Actually, before you do that, read her novel “Pins” – a thoughtful coming-of-age story masquerading as a sordid thriller about a crazed killer offing strippers. I reviewed it here.

Also, before you dive back in on your own novel, you might want to read the following interview with Jessica. Maybe you’ll be inspired.

Here goes:

You’re how old? And you have how many books published?

I’m 30 years old, (when I say that, I hear Natalie Wood from “West Side Story” desperate praying “Please let it not be true!”) and I’ve had 12 books published by indie presses in the past 4 years.

How do you manage to get so much writing done?

Obsession — I’m kidding and being sincere here. I love to write and will do so until the day I die, so whether I have time enough in the day doesn’t matter to me. If I want to write, I will write, no matter what. I carry a notebook around in my purse so I can write while I’m waiting in any kind of line, while I’m in the bathroom, even when I’m in gridlocked traffic. If I’m waiting, I’m writing. (more…)