I saw this list of questions on The YA League and thought it might be cool to answer them.
1. Typed or Handwritten?
Definitely typed. The only time I ever write by hand is when I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea, or when I’m brainstorming/plotting.
2. Cursive or Printed?
Printed. I never really managed to master cursive at school and I always liked how my printed writing looked. Now days it’s just a lazy scrawl, but I used to have really neat handwriting back in the day.
3. Show us your favourite pen.
At the moment I’m alternating between these four. I don’t really have a favourite pen, I just pick up random brands whenever I’m at the shops and use them until they either go missing, or run out. I really like gel pens, but they’re so temperamental.
4. Where do you like to write?
I have a MacBook Air so I sprawl out wherever, but generally at the end of my bed with all my writing “tools”.
5. Who are your five favorite authors in terms of authorial style?
I’m re-reading the Vampire Academy series at the moment and I just love Richelle Mead’s style. She’s like my writing soul sister. I like to read and write in first person, past tense. Other than her, I really enjoy Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, Olivia Cunning and Nalini Singh.
6. What are you your three favourite books on writing?
In all honesty, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book on writing. It’s something I should look into though because I really want to work on my grammar. I do own an Oxford Dictionary and Oxford Thesaurus.
7. Have you ever competed in NaNoWriMo?
Yes, a couple of times. I like Nanowrimo, I get excited for it every year and always start with high expectations.
8. Have you ever won NaNoWriMo?
No. Last year I got about 35,000 words in and tossed it aside. I’m in a much better “writing” place now, so maybe I’ll win this year. I always have a lot of respect for those who do win, because Nanowrimo is hard!
9. Have you ever had anything published?
Not yet, but hopefully in the future.
10. What projects are you working on now?
I’m working on a NA urban fantasy called Wrapped in Darkness. I’m also working on a YA contemporary called Chemicals Collide and editing a YA sci-fi called Sector12. So I have my plate full at the moment.
11. What is your soundtrack to writing?
Depending on what I’m working on, I love to listen to dramatic instrumental music. Artists like X-Ray Dog and Immediate Music and all of those big ‘movie trailer’ soundtracks. I love to listen to all of that sort of stuff, I find them so visual.
12. Do you have a writing pump-up song?
At the moment this song really gets me excited to write Wrapped in Darkness. Oh Death by Jen Titus. It gives me the shivers 🙂 It is Wrapped in Darkness in a musical nutshell.