I’m a man of few words, which I’m finding a bit of a limiting factor as an author, so straight in – here goes:
Question 1: Who are you and what have you written (Most recent book, no synopsis)
I’m Cee Tee Jackson (Colin.) I’m a bit of a short-arse with an even shorter attention span. I have written one book so far, ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee.’ It’s an, err, amusing type thingy. You know. Next.
Question 2: If you had to paint a portrait of any author who would it be?
I don’t know why, but I’m quite good at painting Terrys. Ask me to paint a Douglas, or an Ernest or even a simple JRR, and I’m rubbish. Totally. So, I’d say it’d have to be Terry Pratchett.
Wuestion 3: Why did you start writing?
I distinctly remember as a six year old at Primary school, deciding that the best way to discover what I might be good at, was to work through the alphabet of occupations. ‘Author’ came up quite early in proceedings, and perhaps I wasn’t quite ready. Now, almost 53 years later, after a couple of redundancies and failed attempts at entrepreneurship , my quest is still unfulfilled. Fortunately, I’ve now reached the letter ‘W’ and I’m giving it a go as as a writer.
Kwestion 4: Where do you write?
I’m quite lucky – I have one of those ‘laptop’ thingys. They’re marvelous contraptions. I can write in my office (I work from home) AND also take it into the living room and write there too. On my lap! Isn’t technology wonderful? Whatever next?!
Question 5: What is the most interesting thing you have learned recently?
That China produces some ace beer.
Question 6: Have you experienced what psychologists call “The ultimate experience” ?
Good God, no! I’ve played tennis sometimes when I can’t miss the ball as it seems to be size of a football. I adopted that frame of mind with my writing, but little words became so big that I had to continuously check the dictionary that my flow became a bit of a sad trickle.
Last question: Are you happy as a writer?
Hey – for a Scot, I’m quite a happy dude anyway. Yeah, my glass is always half empty, but that means (a) I’ve already drunk half of it; (b) somebody probably bought it for me anyway, as I have short arms and deep pockets, and (c) if I pretend to be a famous author, (oops, I forgot) sorry – WRITER, then some sucka might buy me another. So, yes.
Cee Tee Jackson’s, Damp Dogs and Rabbit Wee, is available on Amazon now.
I urge you to check out Cee Tee’s blog here – ceeteejackson.com. Unlike me he actually manages to update the site with regular blog posts.
He can also be stalked on twitter. Follow him @CeeTeeJackson
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