Hi all! Sorry for the radio silence on Thursday and Friday! Had to go here for some meetings and just to go soak up my surroundings.
Didn't say anything because I was planning to schedule ahead. But we all know where good intentions end up more often than not. Luckily I had kept the 31st guest free, so I didn't even feel bad.
Speaking of which, I just barely missed my deadline. Will hopefully be done by this weekend.
Okay... done with admin for now.
Today's the day for the GUTGAA meet and greet, so I get to answer some fun questions.
Where do you write?
Right now, I write in bed. Have the perfect space for my writing desk, but the desk itself is proving illusive. Soon though... soon.
Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
Me. I'm looking at my built in cupboards. All the doors have full-length mirrors.
Favorite time to write?
Early to very early morning. If I'm the only one awake, no one can distract me.
Drink of choice while writing?
None, actually... many a messes has been born because of me forgetting my drink and spilling it on my bed.
When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
I definitely listen to music. My main WiP has playlists for my main characters, as well as each the plots for each story in the series.
What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
He sort of found me. I was reading Chronicles of Narnia and in walked my one main character, insisting I pay attention to him instead. Of course, quite a few of my crit partners will agree Darrion is well worth paying attention to... so Narnia took a bit longer to finish, and Doorways was born.
What's your most valuable writing tip?
I have more than one, but because I gave the other quite enough air, here's another:
Want to learn how to write? Write. Want more time to write? Write. Other people achieving publishing success and you're not even done? Write. Know rules so you can bend them. Write whenever you can, even if it's for only five minutes. And for heavens sake stop comparing yourself and your writing speed to others. George R.R. Martin takes FOREVER to write a new book, and he's definitely not a failure.
So that's me. Thanks and welcome to all the new faces stopping by! Can't wait to meet you.
Where did you get your inspiration for your WiP?