A couple weeks ago, I signed up to participate in a Gearing Up to Get an Agent blog hop that involves authors getting together and preparing our works and the materials we’ll need to query agents and/or submit to publishers. If you haven't signed up and want to, you should visit Deana Barnhart's blog and find out more,
Hurry up and go do that. I'll wait.
Also, since you're here, I'd love it if you'd click the follow button to your right--show me a little love, and I'll stop by your blog and return the favor. Deal? I promise to make it worth your time by doing an awesome giveaway in the next few weeks.
I'll wait while you do that too.
Today is introduction day. This will explain why my first post this week went live on Monday instead of Wednesday, and also why I won’t be posting anything new until Friday. Because two blogs a week is still two, regardless of what day they post.
Anyway, here's my official blog hop introduction:
~Where do you write?
Usually in my bedroom, but sometimes in the back yard, the car, soccer games and, when I travel, on planes.
~Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
Don’t laugh. Seriously. It’s a bookshelf that is overflowing with all my current most favorite books.
~Favorite time to write?
Late at night. It’s when I’m most creative because I’m either sleepy, or goofy, or both.
~Drink of choice while writing?
Dr. Pepper. It’s my addiction.
~When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
Depends on the day. Most often, silence is best. But sometimes a little music is great for setting the mood I need.
~What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
Picture this: Me, on a treadmill at the gym, watching music videos while listening to something totally different on my iPod. Thinking of rebellion, watching some lady cry in a cemetery, and then a news clip about the rising price of gas, followed by a clip about wildfires burning across the country. There’s a whole lot of what if involved, but it will all become a full story someday. (This is a work in progress, not a finished manuscript, FYI.)
~What's your most valuable writing tip?
Never. Give. Up.
That is all.
Actually, wait. I changed my mind. FINISH before you edit. Now really, that is all.
Thanks to Deana Barnhart for putting this thing together! And hello to all my new friends. *waves*
Wanna meet the other crazy authors? You can find them here: