When I saw the invitation to join The Moms to celebrate Wendy Williams new book “Hold Me In Contempt”, I literally squealed. Like high pitched Donnie Walberg type of squeal. You guys know that I am an event girl and I do a lot of things in the city, but rarely do I squeal at invitations!
Wendy Williams, or rather Auntie Wendy as I call her in my head penned another novel that is said to rival 50 Shades of Grey (remember my book review?) so I was super excited to hear her talk about it! In addition, the event was sponsored by Burlington and all of the attendees were encouraged to wear their best Burlington Outfit Of The Day aka #burlingtonootd.
Since I was about one block away from the venue, I arrived early and was able to chat with some of my favorite blogger girls. Sometimes I can walk in the room and know one person–other times I know the entire room. This event was brimming with amazing women!
When Auntie Wendy arrived I was besides myself with happy. You guys may remember when I went to see her show live (and got my 3 seconds of fame??) I told you how good she looked, well again she brought it! In a very beautiful simple black dress she looked flawless.
We quickly got into the interview and she was so funny and personable! See below for some of my favorite Q&A!
When do you have time to write?
You have to have a writing partner. I’ve never written a book without a writing partner. We are all mothers in here and we We all lie to each other, we lie abut how well we cook, we lie about how behaved our kids are, we lied about how we lost the baby weight–I’m trying not to live a life based on lies.
A writing partner should not be someone that you are friends with, a writing partner should be someone who has written books before and doesn’t go back and forth from the editor.We literally had writing meeting in the car on the phone. My facebook fans chose the title and the artwork of the book.
Did you use any celebrity scoop or any celebrity gossip in the writing of this book?
No. The book has nothing to do with gossip. The also has nothing to do with me. If any of you are familiar with my trilogy with the character Ritz Harper some of the things that she went through as a radio personality were loosely based on me, but this book there was no part that was based on me. It was a breath of fresh air to create a new character.
Who are some of your favorite authors that inspire you?
Jackie Collins–I met her season 2 of my show and I adore her. I love Robert Green–he is not romance but he is advice (loosely). One of my favorite books that I keep on my nightstand is the “48 Laws of Power”. This book never gets old to me, and you read it based on the problem that you are having.
What would you tell your 28 year old self?
First of all, I wouldn’t use a lot of conversation because I had a very hard head at that point and I would not have trusted what a 50 year old woman said. Many 28 year old girls think that 50 is ancient. What I can tell her is “don’t worry young Wendy, its all going to be better than you think”
What are your favorite must haves to get in a writing zone?
I need to be alone because I really want to focus on the story along with my writing partner and generally speaking I talk to her while commuting in the car. I have a mom cave in my house. I turn the TV off and I write better on a sunny day as opposed to a rainy day. I write better in the afternoons than in the evenings.
Afterwards I was able to get a signed copy of “Hold Me In Contempt” and of course hang with the chicas. There were laughs (lots) and pictures (hello, we’re bloggers!).