Friday, August 9, 2013

Meme Time!

Hi all!

Gwen Gardner nominated me to continue with this meme, so I decided I'd do so and see what you're up to. I'm supposed to nominate more people, but I'd much rather see your answers in the comments. So do me a favor and at least answer some of them?

1. What are you working on right now?
Since I finished drafting that sequel I mentioned in IWSG, I'm now rewriting a high concept urban fantasy. 

2. How does it differ from other works in its genre? 
It doesn't have humans, vamps, angels, demons, werewolves or fairies as main characters. 

3. What experiences have influenced you? 
Playing Assassin's Creed, actually. Weird, I know. 

4. Why do you write what you do?
I write whatever interests me. And these characters are danged interesting. 

5. How does your writing process work?
Rough draft by hand, rewrite to computer, revisions and edits (many many times)

6. What is the hardest part about writing?
For me, it's either discovering my direction while drafting, or keeping my interest alive while rewriting. Guess it depends on what I'm doing at the time. I always long to do anything except what I'm doing right now. 

7. What would you like to try as a writer that you haven't yet?
Well... Uhm... See... I wanted to say write a mystery, but I did that as a short story. So I guess I'll say write a mystery novel...

8. Who are the authors you most admire?
Right now, Robert Galbraith J.K. Rowling. 

9. What scares you? 
My biggest fear at the moment is that Doorways won't interest readers. I wish I could say it's irrational and unfounded, but it wouldn't be the first time that a well-conceived and edited book went largely ignored. 

Can't wait to read your answers! 

In the meantime, I just have two things I want to remind everyone of. 1) If you have a crazy/important goal, you might want to check out my new bloghop. 2) Please please please don't forget to volunteer for the new Paying Forward Awards


Julie Flanders said...

Christine Rains nominated me for this yesterday, it's really making the rounds. Your WIP sounds awesome, good luck with it.

Ifeoma Dennis said...

Haha I love J.K Rowling too! She's my favorite!

Your WIP sounds awesome!
Good luck with it!

Mina Lobo said...

My process is like yours: rough draft by hand, then typing it out becomes the second draft, and many revisions follow. For NaNoWriMo 2008 (which I didn't complete), I tried pantsing it and just typing the first draft (and what else can you do with NaNo?). I felt a bit giddy/dizzy doing it that way, but I like what I came up, to return to it and finish! Eventually. :-)
Some Dark Romantic

Maria Zannini said...

I'm a firm believer that there's an audience for every book. Here's hoping you'll find yours right out of the gate.

Shelly Arkon said...

Have a happy weekend!

Hugs and chocolate,

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Interesting that your main characters aren't of the usual fare. Best of luck with your WIP and I'm a total pantser.

Aldrea Alien said...

Being influenced by Assassin's Creed isn't weird. I play them all the time when I need to think.
But finding a whole story whilst playing Overlord 2, now that's weird.

Donna K. Weaver said...

By hand? I have issues with my hands so I don't do anything with him that I can do on the computer but I have heard of a lot of writers who draft by hand.

Suzanne Furness said...

I don't like my handwriting so other than notes I tend to go straight to laptop with my writing. Congrats on the award.

tfwalsh said...

Really liking the sound of your WIP... best of luck in getting it polished.

Shannon Lawrence said...

The hardest part about writing, for me, is making the time. Sometimes I can find oodles of time and get tons done, and sometimes I'm barely making it, as is, so writing gets set by the wayside. My inspirational author would be Stephen King.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Theresa Milstein said...

I like the idea that Assassin's Creed inspired you.