1) What am I working on?
At the moment I’m working on a YA Contemporary called Chemicals Collide. I’m four days away from finishing Camp Nanowrimo and everything is going really well.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hard question. I’m not really too sure. Chemicals Collide explores OCD and mental illness, so that could set it apart.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I write young adult because it’s what I like to read. I find the themes of YA fiction really interesting. I’ve written science fiction, urban fantasy and fantasy stories before, but I think I’ve found my home in contemporary fiction. I love exploring what could go on behind closed doors and what sort of stories could exist in real life, without hiding behind the screen of fantasy.
4) How does my writing process work?
I’m a very goal orientated writer. I like to write 1,000 words a day, and if a novel is 75,000 words long, then I know I’ll have the first draft finished in under three months. I work really well under pressure and work best when I’m working towards goals I set at the beginning of the process.
On a side note, my mum (being the proud mum that she is) entered me in the Best Australian Blogging Awards. So if you have a spare couple of seconds, feel free to vote for me. I’m listed as Jodie Llewellyn.