Got the kids ready to go back to school (and all that that entails).
Deep-cleaned the monstrosity that was my house.
Started a new wip and wrote nearly 8k in a seven-day span.
Critiqued 3/4th of a fellow author’s project.
Was invited to do a revise & resubmit with ‘the agent’ for a different manuscript I’d submitted a few months ago.
And continued to grow another human being.
Oh. Yes, I imagine that last one has sunk in right about now.
Creepy is again expecting a baby-child – One who will hopefully be making their fully-grown and healthy appearance in March 2013:)
I’ve missed you guys so much but, secretly, I’ve been keeping up with a lot of your news and posts through facebook. For those of you who aren’t on my friends list yet, there’s a link on my side bar.
Now on to this week’s GUTGAA Meet n’Greet:
-Where do you write? Anywhere I can sit comfortably with my laptop; the bed, the couch, the kitchen table, the jon…
-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see? Toilet paper holder?… Ew. Just kidding. Kind of…Anyway- Usually when I sit down to write and look to my left, there’s one of my kid’s faces waiting right there, impatient for me to answer something for them.
-Favorite time to write? The morning/mid afternoon.
-Drink of choice while writing? Coffee coffee coffee coffee
-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? Complete silence. But sometimes I don’t mind having the television on low.
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? After writing my last couple novels based on ‘premise’, I got fed up while in the midst of a current wip- always trying to force a plot to meet that premise the best way I know how. With the project I’m working on now, I decided to take a different route. I’m writing what I feel like reading. I’m writing because I want to get to know these characters and this setting and really just kind of wade in it. And I’m enjoying every minute.
-What's your most valuable writing tip? Do what you have to do to keep the romance alive. If you’re serious about writing, someday it could become a job. And when it does, you’re going to have to force yourself to keep at it, even when the love is gone. Finding ways to keep the love for writing alive (like keeping a project on the side, blogging or journaling) is key, I think.
It’s great to be back! Can’t wait to catch up with old friends and meet n’greet the new! So, what does your month of September look like? Anything you’re looking forward to (book releases? bloghops? conventions? Time for wip?) ??