I got this from my friend, Annika.
What’s the last thing you wrote? A one-page scene that takes place very near the end of THE FAKE MCCOY.
Was it any good? My husband thinks so, and he's been picky lately.
What’s the first thing you wrote that you still have? I have a book about cats and kittens that I wrote in fifth grade. To be honest though, it's pretty much all plagerism. Back then I didn't know that changing the order of words in a sentence wasn't quite the same thing as "putting it into my own words."
Write poetry? Indeed no.
Angsty poetry? Same as above. But if I did write poetry, it would most likely be of this sort.
Favorite genre of writing? YA, contemporary coming of age.
Most fun character you’ve ever created? Fun. Hmmm. Fun. Kendall was a lot of fun to write in my earlier drafts, but some of the changes I've made make her less fun. She has more depth now. It's a trade off, I guess.
Most annoying character you’ve ever created? Carr, an antagonist in THE FAKE MCCOY is pretty far up there, I'd say.
Best plot you’ve ever created? I don't think I've created great plot yet or any plot that is superior to another plot really. But I'm learning and the execution is improving.
Coolest plot twist you’ve ever created? I don't want to tell! It's a surprise! But it's in my current ms.
How often do you get writer’s block? I don't get writer's block per se. Sometimes, I just need time to work something out in my head before I can write it. I hate that, especially when it goes on for days. I'm currently in one of those phases right now (and it doesn't help that I'm sick as well) and I'm frustrated. Hence, the typing of this meme.
Write fan fiction? I never have.
Do you type or write by hand? I write notes in a journal. But the actual draft is always typed.
Do you save everything you write? For a while. But once I know for sure that I won't be using a scene, I'll sometimes take some time to go in and delete it.
Do you ever go back to an idea after you’ve abandoned it? I have't so far.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve written? The ms. I'm working on now - THE FAKE MCCOY.
What’s everyone else’s favorite story that you’ve written? Everyone else hasn't read it yet! I hope the answer will be the ms. I'm working on now!
Do you ever show people your work? Yes. I show certain people every scene as I complete them. Others, I show the entire work to when it's done.
Did you ever write a novel? I've completed one and I am close to completing another.
Ever written romance or angsty teen drama? No romance. All I write is angsty teen drama!
What’s your favorite setting for your characters? Small (fictional) towns in Washington State.
How many writing projects are you working on right now? Just the one.
Do you want to write for a living? Yes!
Have you ever won an award for your writing? In fifth grade, I won a George Washington poetry contest. My poem and my picture were published in the local paper. It was... embarrassing. I had to read my poem in front of a bunch of people and it was so bad that I wanted to cry. In fact, thinking of that poem makes me want to cry TO THIS DAY.
Ever written anything in script or play format? No, but I would love to someday.
What are your five favorite words? Currently, I like "hyperbole." And I've always been a big fan of "maniacal." I don't use them in my current project though. Drawing a blank for any other favorites right now.
Do you ever write based on yourself? Sometimes. Certain characters, dialogue, and situations are from things I've experienced.
What character have you created that is most like yourself? Probably Carah, the protag for my first completed manuscript. There is also a little of me in Rosetta of my current ms.
Where do you get ideas for your characters? I have no clue whatsoever! They just come to me.
Do you ever write based on your dreams? I have, but most of those scenes get cut.
Do you favor happy endings, sad endings, or cliff-hangers? Of the choices, I'd say happy. I am also a sucker for the bittersweet.
Have you ever written based on an artwork you’ve seen? No.
Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write? To a certain extent. But my punctuation is atrocious at times so I have to let it go, knowing I'll come back and fix it later.
Ever write anything in chatspeak (how r u?) Never.
Entirely in L337? I don't even know what this means!
Was that question appalling and unwriterly? I don't know. Because I don't know what it means!
Does music help you write? Yes, especially when I need to get myself in the right mood. Playing a song or CD on repeat that reflects the protag's emotions really works for me.
Quote something you’ve written. Whatever pops into your head. "I am dead fucking serious about this. And I swear to God, I will never speak to you again if you don't leave me alone."