My name is Lauren, except when it's something else. Today is the last day (sob) of my writing year. I had enough saved up that I quit my job and I've been focusing on my writing for the past year. If you want the whole story (or the parts I decided to publish) go here for my lessons learned #1. There are a total of 7 pieces, and I just linked them so you can follow the whole sequence.
It's been a very productive year, and I don't want to go back. My blood pressure is down, my heart rate is down, and I'm happier than I ever remember being before.
To add to the insanity, I signed up for the Gearing Up to Get an Agent blog-hop, which runs through September.
So the following is the list of questions for the meet-and-greet.
-Where do you write? Anywhere, constrained only by the necessities of a notebook and my computer. Oh, it has to be dry.
-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see? The Kitchen. Carpet. An extension chord (we're drying peaches this week). A mess?
-Favorite time to write? Any time I'm not sleeping, except when I wake up in the middle of the night with this great idea and discover in the morning that I have no idea what I wrote...
-Drink of choice while writing? Water. If you had ever seen me high on caffein, you'd understand why.
-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? Uh...depends on who else is in the house playing music. Does the music of the keyboard count? That's percussion.
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? Which one? The one I'm working on today is a sequel to the one I just finished, so I guess you could say I got the inspiration from the unfinished plot-arc. Other than that, I have no idea. Purple trees, I think. I'm trying to remember. Oh, it was a map I did. There was this little cluster of villages, and then off to one side another place separated off by a red line, suggesting that no one was allowed to go there. And I wondered why.
-What's your most valuable writing tip? Just. Keep. Writing.