Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Meet and Greet
I am participating in Gear Up to Get an Agent (GUTGAA) this week. Today's blogpost is a list of questions of each of has to answer as part of the meet and greet blogfest. Here goes.
1. Where do you write?
I write in my home office on my computer or on my iPad.
2. Quick - Go to your writing sapce, sit down, and look to your left. What is the first thing you see.
A picture of Thomas and I.
3. Favorite time to write?
I always do my writing in the morning when I'm most fresh. Sometimes, if I get a brainstorm later in the day or into the night, I will pound out 250-300 words on a great idea. After I get that initial idea out of my head, I'm able to relax and work on the idea later.
4. Drink of choice while writing?
I drink coffee in the morning and then switch to flavored water after the coffee gone.
5. When writing, do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
I watch TV, mostly "The Today Show."
6. What was the inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
This is a difficult question for me to answer, so I'm going to answer it the long way. A Place to Call Their Own, my first manuscript, is inspired by a visit to Pea Ridge National Military Park. Disappear with Me, my second manuscript, was inspired by music at church one Sunday morning. My third manuscript, The Higher Law, is inspired by The Great Gatsby. I just started The Higher Law and have put it aside to continue to put some finished touches on A Place to Call Their Own.
7. What's your most valuable writing tip?
Develop the routines that work for you, no matter your research tells you. For example, most people advise aspiring writers to blog every day. I could never get a daily blog post accomplished. So I figured out I could do a post on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Once I figured that out, I only missed one blog post. So even though I don't post every day, I post four consistent days per week.
Thanks to all the new readers checking me out through this process.