Thursday, October 25, 2012
So I am incredibly grateful that I found my way to author extraordinaire Jolene Perry's blog, Been Writing?, yesterday and read her post "Questions... Questions..." because now I have a post for today. She thought about questions she likes to ask writers and posted them. And now I'm going to answer them.
1. Do you ever close your eyes when you're writing?
Not during the actual writing itself but if I'm trying to work out a scene or something, I might.
2. Do you listen to music while you write? Before you write? Neither?
I like to have background noise when I write, be it music, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the Red Sox game. But I have story specific playlists that I put on when I need to work out major problems. Not that I ever have any of those...
3. Do you work on one project at a time? Or many projects at a time?
I typically work on one project at a time but I always have one in reserve to play with when/if I need a break from that main project.
4. Do you know when you've started writing something special? Or do they all feel special?
Nope. Once I started a story thinking it would be something special— the best thing I'd ever written— and well... it didn't work out.
5. Are there projects that you couldn't imagine changing anything in the story? And on the opposite of that, are there projects where you could shrug about change and jump in and do it?
Yes, to both.
6. Do titles come easily for you? Or are they more difficult?
Titles do not come easily for me. My stories usually get three or four titles before I settle on one that isn't lame and/or stupid.
7. Did you know you wanted to be a writer when you started your first book?
Nope. When I started my first book, I wanted to be an actress on Broadway.
8. Do you think your first book will be published?
Only if self-publishing counts.
9. Are there favorite places in your house where you like to write? Or do you get more work done when you go somewhere else?
I love writing in my office but sometimes I get more writing done at my day job (just don't tell my boss). There's just something about the mindless monotony of my job that frees my mind to create some awesome (if I do say so myself) stuff. But that doesn't mean I like going to my day job. Because I don't. But if I write something awesome, I don't mind it as much.
Thanks again to Jolene for providing today's topic and thanks to all of you for stopping by.