First and foremost I would like to thank you all for this award! It is an honor! I’m flabbergasted, I’m stupefied, I’m out of my mind with happiness!
Oh, wait I didn’t actually win anything? This is actually work? I have to answer questions regarding my WIP, tag people, and ask them questions?! OH MY GOD! Colleen Halverson YOU ARE A TEASE! Since she is the one who nominated me, these tears are on her!
All right, all right. I got this!
1.) Describe your current WIP.
Isn’t this a mean question? Don’t I have to do this in a query and a synopsis? DON’T YOU KNOW HOW HARD THOSE ARE TO WRITE?! Eh hem. Redemption is about Molly Harper, the daughter of a serial killer, falling for Aidan Spencer, the son of her fathers final victim. Both of them seek forgiveness in their own way and have to come to grips with their past.
2.) Who is your favorite character in your WIP and why?
I really like Heather, Aidan’s step mother. She’s strong, independent, and has a way of making people come around to her way of things without being mean or bitchy. She’s smart, touch, and knows how to handle herself.
3.) What’s the hardest challenge you had to face with your WIP?
Working and reworking the beginning. I have a bad habit of starting stories in the wrong spot. Yes, it can be cut or added to later, but finding that pristine moment, that perfect start is SUCH A PAIN IN THE ASS!
4.) What aspects of your WIP are you most proud of and why?
I’m proud of the way it’s come together, the characters having taken on a life of their own. I’m proud of the fact that I’ve finished it, edited it, and edited again. I’m proud of the fact that I’ve come so far in how I write and what I write, and this MS is a big part of that.
5.) If you write to music, what do you like to listen to as you write? What would be on the soundtrack to your WIP?
Oh wait! I have a soundtrack for my WIP. Does anyone have Spotify? If so, follow THIS link to hear it.
6.) What’s your earliest memory of writing and creating stories?
The first time I sat down and wrote a story I was seven years old. No joke. My mom is a pack rat. She is still has the yellow legal paper I wrote it on. I think it’s a page and a half front and back, titled: THE HAUNTED HOUSE.
7. What is one thing you think non-writers don’t understand about writing?
They don’t understand that the voices in my head are real people. Seriously! They are. They all have a story to tell and badger me to death until I tell it. I get funny looks when I have conversations with them out loud. I laugh it off, say I talk to myself. They don’t need to know it’s the voices in my head. I have no desire to get Baker Acted.
8.) What is your greatest strength in writing? What is your weakness?
My strengths? I can write cohesive sentences? Most days anyways. I don’t know. I’ve never really critiqued my own writing for strengths. I can tell you my weaknesses are, not expressing enough emotion, and constantly spelling ‘to’ as ‘too’. That extra damn ‘o’ always sneaks in! HE’S LONELY AND WANTS TO BE WITH HIS FRIENDS!
9. )What do you love most about your villain?
That she’s coocoo for cocoa puffs, out of her mind, holy bananas crazy.
10.) What sorts of themes tend to recur within your writing? Why is that do you think?
Forgiveness stories. In a way, my characters are always looking for forgiveness over something. It’s probably because, for a long time, I blamed myself over the death of a friend. In no way was it actually my fault, I wasn’t there. It was more one of those ‘if I chose differently, the night would have gone differently and it never would have happened.’ So maybe that comes through a little bit, or maybe it has nothing to do with it all. The subconscious mind is a plethora of mysterious thoughts that I shall never know.
PHEW! I’m done!
Wait…I’M NOT DONE?! WHAT SORT OF TREACHERY IS THIS?!
Oh crap, right! Now I have to nominate people. Well if I must, I SHALL MAKE MY CRITIQUE GROUP SUFFER THE SAME FATE AS ME!
and just because she’s awesome
Why do you ask have I chosen you?
The answer is simple.
I’m quite evil.
YOUR QUESTIONS, SHOULD YOU SHOULD TO ACCEPT THEM!
1.) What is the title of your WIP?
2.) What is the genre of your WIP and why do you write in that genre?
3.) How much wood could a wood chuck chuck, if a wood chuck could chuck wood? I mean. Wait, that’s not the question! The REAL question is: What is the favorite name in your WIP. Not the favorite character, but the favorite NAME.
4.) What is your protagonists quirkiest personality trait? ((NO COLLECTING TO NAIL SCULPTURES! THAT’S MINE!))
5.) Who is your protagonists best friend?
6.) Does your protagonist have any pets? Dog, cat? TELL US!
7.) Is your WIP a stand alone or a series? If a series, how many books do you plan to have?
8.) What is your protagonists darkest, deepest, (or embarrassing) secret?
9.) What inspired you to write your WIP?
10.) Could ya, would ya, if I asked ya, would you wanna–oh right. That’s a country song. In the theme of that, what would be the one theme song that represented your WIP?
AND NOW I’M DONE!