Hey everyone! My name is Sierra Bailey, I’m seventeen, a homeschooled high school senior, daughter of a Baptist preacher, and also a daughter of the King. Reading is my favorite hobby along with collecting books. The classics would be my favorite with Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and Hugo’s Les Miserables at the top of my list. I also have two wonderful horses that I absolutely adore. To top it all off I love to write. I’m actually pretty new to blogging, over the past year or so I’ve done some guest posts, but I just started my own blog last month and you can find it here. I also contribute to A Pinch of Classy, which is a Christian blog focusing mainly on modesty.
I’ve been writing ever since I can remember so as to what first inspired me to write I honestly don’t know. Many things inspire me to write; my love for books, events that happened in history, the stories my grandparents tell me, wanting to make an impact on others. Sometimes all it takes is a word or phrase spoken by someone and suddenly I’m in a world that’s just as vibrant as this one. I want to write down every detail and share that world with others. That passion to paint pictures with words is so strong that I do believe it was a desire planted by God. Writing is just a part of who I am.
Sort term? Finish whatever projects I’ve started. Finish the sentence, finish the scene, and finish the chapter. Repeat over and over again until there’s no more to write. Long term? The goal is to become a professional writer. That’s been my driving force since the start of high school. After I graduate I’m getting a degree in English Literature at a Christian University. I’m working on getting a job at my local library and eventually I want to take some classes in Library Science, that way I can supplement my writing career. The dream is to become a stay at home wife and mother, which is a job in itself, but that way I could still write ‘full’ time. At the moment I’m working on getting my first book ready for publishing, which is a huge goal in itself.
When you’re writing do you sit in the same place (most of the time)? Where?
Actually I do. My parents got me an old fashioned writers desk for my birthday this year. Basically I live at the desk. It’s one of my favorite places in the whole world.
If you could…
I’ve always thought I was born in the wrong century. It would have to be England during the regency era, the colonies during the American Revolution, or somewhere in a western territory during the 1870’s. I would also settle for the Victorian era. Someone want to invent time travel?
Paris, France. Definitely Paris. Actually, after college a friend and I are planning to move there for a year. After all isn’t Paris the dream destination of most every writer? But If I couldn’t have Paris then Ireland would be my next choice.
Would you rather….
Have a cat or dog?
Cat. I think most writers are naturally cat people. I have two, Emma and Mr. Rochester.
Drink hot tea or cold tea?
Hot tea is my addiction. There’s usually a steaming cup of Twinning’s London Tea next to me while I write. You just can’t beat English tea.
Do you consider yourself a positive or negative person?
Positive. You have to be when you’re a writer. In a career field where rejection letters will likely come more often than signed contracts and where an important critic might say something horrid about your writing you can’t afford a negative outlook. You just have to keep writing!