Tuesday, October 23, 2012
SO. You can consider yourself "tagged" by me and do a post later and tell your friends I tagged you and made you do it, but I'll expect you to answer at least ONE in the comments. If you want ;-)
And then you can answer one in the comments, none in the comments, ALL of them in the comments...
Maybe I'm just giving you license to do whatever you like with this, so no one has to break any rules. Not that I mind rule-breaking...
Do you ever close your eyes when you're writing?
I do because it blocks out everything but what I want to say and what I'm feeling in that moment, and I'm working on a book right now that I've probably written half of with my eyes closed. (I know I'm weird and I'm okay with this)
Do you listen to music while you write? Before you write? Or neither?
I used to listen to music WHILE I wrote, but now I come up with music that "goes" with my book and listen to it BEFORE I write, like when I'm working in my house or out for a run. As soon as I sit down to write, I turn it off. Usually...
Do you work on one project at a time? Or many projects at a time?
Depends drastically on the project. But the only way for me to truly get space on a project is to work on something different. So...
Do you know when you've started writing something special? Or do they all feel special?
BUT in the end that's a personal thing, because the ones I'm closest to, aren't necessarily my best-selling. But part of me knows the books that are going to sell better than others.
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?
ABSOLUTELY. On both counts.
Do titles come easily for you? Or are they more difficult?
My favorite book started with a title, and other times, the title is the LAST thing, and takes me MONTHS...
Did you know you wanted to be a writer when you started your first book?
Nope. Well. I always thought it would be cool to be a writer, but I had no idea I was starting what would turn into a whole book.
Do you think your first book will be published? (I know this is a REALLY rude question to ask someone who is working on their first book ;-)
Only with massive rewrites.
Are there favorite places in your house where you like to write? Or do you get more work done when you go somewhere else? Almost always I get more done at home, because I tend to write 3-8K a day when I'm working on something, and I need breaks. My house is perfect b/c I can go over plot points, and think ahead while I'm doing dishes or changing laundry...
So. This is my interview to you :-D Answer one. Answer them all :-D
I'm curious about my peoples...
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