For me, the best part of writing, is getting lost in it. Sometimes, the plot takes turns I didn't really plan in advance. It just seems to happen, and sometimes I am as surprise as a reader might be.
What are you working on next?
I have a Duratio sequel outlined for the most part, and a couple other ideas that aren't fully formed yet. These would be unrelated to Duratio...I think.
Who are your favorite authors?
So many..so, so many. Currently, I really enjoy Marie Lu, Elizabeth Kostova, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and many more both contemporary and past. Descriptive, emotional writing is what always draws me into a story.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
People who know me might laugh when I say I keep very busy, but I do! Besides writing, I also paint, draw, raise a child, walk the dogs, teach, work a day job, and a hundred other things. I also try to squeeze in some walking/jogging and yoga...ok, and a nap here and there.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first hing I remember writing was a story when I was about ten. It was about a jelly bean if I remember right....yes, a jelly bean. A talking, walking jelly bean in the midst of some sort of identity crisis.
When did you first start writing?
I first started seriously attempting writing in college when I had a story stuck in my head. It was begging to be written down. This first attempt I accidentally tossed after about 200 pages. Oops. Life got busy, and quite some time later (after some major life upheavals) I tried again. This one I finished, and it became my first real novel.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Hmmm.... Obviously I was at a point where I wanted to see my story in print/ebook form. I happen to be acquainted with another indie author, and she highly recommended going indie. I am also rather impatient at times, so I think the waiting and entire process of traditional publishing might drive me absolutely crazy. So, here I am, and we'll see how it goes.
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