Who am I Wednesday with Jacqueline Driggers.

26 Sep

Who am I Wednesday with Jacqueline Driggers.

Editing Services by Jacqueline Driggers.

 

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So with my first question is Who Am I – Jacqueline Driggers?

I’m a girl from a  small town in Kentucky, with a population of about 3000-5000, who has always loved books; and later on developed a love for writing.  It’s how I express myself best, in writing.  Writing has been with me throughout my life, from high school on up.  I’m a business college graduate with work experience as a legal secretary and a bookkeeper.  And now, at the age of 51, I have started my first fictional novel.  I am also starting into doing freelance editing work as well, plus I do book reviews.  And I am in the process of putting together a cookbook, which will hopefully be out by Christmas.

What would you like people to know about you?

Some of the things that make up me:  a homemaker and wife, a writer, an amateur photographer, love reading books, love the internet and facebook, have a 2nd degree brown belt in tae kwon do and a blue belt in shotokan karate, had a father who built black-powder rifles as a hobby and who taught me how to shoot, had a mother who taught me about being a homemaker and who pushed me to get my driver’s license.  But most importantly I would like them to know about what I am doing now in my writing, and editing, and book review endeavors.

What made you want to start JD’s Place?

When I graduated from high school, I wanted to be a professional writer, and for that to be my career.  But back in 1979, things were very different than they are now.  Home or personal computers were in their infancy.  The internet was non-existent pretty much.  And becoming a writer involved a college degree, and a lot of luck with a writing job.  So after two years at home, I headed off to business college, and a more practical career choice.  But now, with the internet and facebook and everything, I am pursuing my  high school writing dreams.

 

Even though JD’s Place is still in its infancy, where do you want to take this being that you are a writer also?

Right now, it is just a facebook page, but I would like it to become a website as well.  And I would like it to become the hub for all my writing, editing, and review projects.

Everybody knows the 5 year question so where would you like Jacqueline Driggers to be in 5 years?

An established author who has fans eagerly awaiting her next book.  A career as a respected editor.  A book reviewer who has authors lining up to get me to review their latest book.

As many people are not aware that you are offering this, how much time will you be able to devote to it?

All my time.  I am at a point in my life where all my time is my own, and every day is devoted to this.  I don’t have a ‘day job’ that takes hours out of my day.  Nor do I have children either.  This has been my dream since high school, and now I am chasing it in earnest.

Do you find it hard to balance everything?

No, I don’t.  I’ve always been good at organizing, and I have only gotten better at it through the years.  I take full advantage of my computer and use it in the organizational techniques I have developed through the years.  And my desk may look like a mess to some, but it is my organized mess.   As the old saying goes, there is a method to my madness.

Tell everyone what book you have just released and what will be your next one?

Well, I haven’t released one yet.  But I hope to before the year is up.  I am working on getting a cookbook published of my mother’s recipes that she had collected.  It will be called Kitchen Drawer Recipes No. 1, and I am working on that now.  Plus I am working on my first fictional novel, which I hope to have completed sometime next year.

At Hotlit Books, we do not do a preference, but know that there are some controversial books Do you do all genres?  Is there some subjects that you will not do?

Yes, I do all genres.  For every book written, there is a reader out there who will love it.  And I will edit and review all genres.  Even the controversial books need an editor.  As I recently told someone, I’m not a wilting violet.

What genre do you prefer to read?

My favorites are science fiction, mysteries, and romance.

What genre do you prefer to write and yes, I do want to mention that you do have a cookbook coming out?

In non-fiction, I prefer to write about recipes and cooking and food.  It comes from where I grew up.  Here in Kentucky, almost everything we do involves food; even funerals.  We love food, and revel in it.  As for fiction, I prefer to write science fiction.  I love that I can take stories that would fit in a mystery or romance novel, and set them out in the cosmos somewhere, and just make everything up.  The kind of fictional novels I am writing involve very little research and lots of imagination, which I have plenty of.  Besides the fictional novel I am writing, I have ideas for 23 other novels at this time.  Those are what I call story starts.  They consist of a word file of about 1-3 pages long, with the kernel of a story idea that I can easily pick up on later.

What do you feel will be the hardest thing to do for JD’s Place?

Getting started, getting known, and getting my name out there.  For example, I have great editing skills, and have a natural instinct for it.  My work experience plays into this, because I worked as a legal secretary for an attorney and then as a bookkeeper for 6 Dairy Queens during the 1980s.  Both these jobs required excellent proofreading and error-catching skills.  I have skills that I would put up against any professional editor.  Plus I have something that you can’t teach, and that is a natural gift for it.  But getting people to know this and to use me as an editor?  That is going to be the hardest thing.  Especially since that, right now, I have no money to spend on websites or advertising.  That just pushes me to get very creative.  And I’m good at creative.  I’ve have been throughout my life.

Is there anything you would like to add?

Yes, thanks.

If anyone is interested in contacting me about editing, they can reach me via my author’s page on facebook:

JD’s place, & other stuff

http://www.facebook.com/jdswrpg

And here are some more of my links:

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My food and cooking blog, page, and twitter:

Recipes, cooking, and food

— facebook page —

http://www.facebook.com/rcandfood

— blog —

http://rcandfood.blogspot.com/

 

— twitter account —

http://twitter.com/#!/Rcandfood

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My about the home blog, page, and twitter:

J’s Home-time Zone

— facebook page —

http://www.facebook.com/jshmtz

— blog —

http://jshtz.blogspot.com/

— twitter account —

http://twitter.com/#!/JsHometimeZone

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My leisure time blog, page, and twitter:

JD’s Leisure Zone

covering ebooks, movies, games, apps, and more

— facebook page —

http://www.facebook.com/jdspg3

— blog —

http://jdslzone.blogspot.com/

— twitter account —

http://twitter.com/#!/Jsaandgr

Contact Hotlit Books @ www.hotlitbooks.org

 

 

 

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5 Responses to “Who am I Wednesday with Jacqueline Driggers.”

  1. Asif Khan September 29, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    Jacqueline Driggers is a talented, enthusiastic and creative customer-focused writer. She is adept at details and produces only first-rate work.

    • gabdeveraux September 29, 2012 at 7:58 am #

      Thank you for your comments. We welcome any comments from our readers and I am sure Jacqueline will appreciate that. Thanks again for reading our blog!

  2. Lisa Orchard September 26, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    Thanks for posting this info! A valuable resource for aspiring writiers!

    • Lisa Orchard September 26, 2012 at 6:16 am #

      Sorry for the typo…aspiring writers! (geesh) Looks like I man need some editing done! 🙂

      • gabdeveraux September 26, 2012 at 8:27 am #

        Thanks for the comments Lisa…No worries!

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