Hi! 🙂 For those who don’t know, I’m participating in #GUTGAA, which as my twin @abswrites likes to say, is not a gross retching sound but a blog hop and contest for writers looking for agents. It does sound kinda like an unfortunate bowel disease. Alas, it’s actually very fun and positive! 😀 #GUTGAA stands for Gearing Up To Get An Agent. So if you’ve been following me, you know that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for longer than I’d like to admit. 😉
If you’re visiting my blog for the first time, WELCOME! And here’s a little about me…I’m a 30-something single mom and a writer. I am a huge fan of New Kids on the Block and they actually inspired me to write my first book many moons ago when I was an angst-ridden teenager. But that’s a whole ‘nother blog post (this is where I would insert the link to that blog if I was tech-savvy at all, which I’m not) Anyhoo, I enjoy all types of music (except country) and constantly have music playing. This is why I’m addicted to Song Pop. I also enjoy coffee, long walks on the beach,road-tripping, reading, and of course, writing. Most of my books are thrillers. I’ve tried to write other genres but someone always ends up murdered or kidnapped. Guess that’s why they call me Twisted Writer. 😉
I am looking forward to getting to know more #GUTGAA writers! 🙂 Hope you enjoy getting to know more about me.
Where do you write? Sometimes at the dining room table or on the couch. Lately, it’s more often in my bed late at night after everyone has gone to bed.
–Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see? Haha! The first thing I saw was the poster from the NKOTB Radio City shows in 2010. It’s funny that’s what I would see because I don’t often look at it but my first ever trip to New York City was in January 2010. I fell in love with NYC – it felt like home and I long to be there again. Perhaps even live there someday if I win the lottery or hey, become a best-selling author! 😉 So anyway, the reason I bring up that story is that it was the day after the first trip to NYC when I came up with the idea for completely rewriting A SCARRED MIND, the novel I’m currently querying.
–Favorite time to write? At night. I’ve been known to write in the morning but more often than not, inspiration hits after everyone else has gone to bed. In fact, the last scenes were written from 1:03 – 2:53 a.m. No wonder I’m not a morning person…
–Drink of choice while writing? Diet Coke or water or both. On those rare occasions I write early in the morning, my inspiration drink is Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla or Pumpkin Spice coffee. Yum! (BTW who’s excited for Pumpkin Spice Lattes TOMORROW?!?! This girl.)
–When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? As I stated earlier in my bio, I always have music going. I can write in complete silence but I much prefer music. It helps me to focus my thoughts and sometimes can inspire the tone of a scene.
–What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? My latest WIP was inspired by an incredibly vivid dream. It’s also a dystopian story, which I have never tried writing before but I am very excited. I feel personally attached to the story in a way I never have before, possibly because I dreamed it from my main character’s point of view. It’s also my first novel written in first person so it’s a completely new experience all the way around. I also think it may be the best thing I’ve written.
–What’s your most valuable writing tip?
Don’t give up! Keep reading and keep writing. Seems like simple advice but it’s often what I need to hear and what keeps me going. I recently decided to write something everyday, even if it’s just a sentence. I am happiest when I’m writing so I need to do it everyday. Even if I think I’m not inspired,the words may come if I just put fingertips to keyboard. 🙂