POST 1000!!!!!!

lolcat - is luvliest fabrick!!1!

Wow, you know, I knew it was coming, I should have planned something a little more spectacular!

The dh left at 5:30, and told me to go back to sleep. I was like, yeah, right, because I was already writing in my mind. Well, I woke at 8:30! The coolest? I had this GREAT dream that I went with Trish to the Harlequin offices, and Susan Litman recognized me and waved, and then a bunch of editors and people from the art department took me back and were planning my book. They'd bought it and I didn't even know! The funny part was, in my dream I had this website, and I had links to every story I've ever written, only instead of links, they were rocks that built a mountain, and the editors and art department were so impressed I'd written so much, and I was so embarrassed!

In my dream, the new teacher in my unit and I were also agents, only the agent we worked for knew her and not me. And Susan had cards and I didn't. Weird.

Stolen from Marianne

What's Your Writing Style?

1. Are you a "pantser" or a "plotter?"

Definitely a pantser. I try to plot, really I do. I thought I had the beginning of this new book plotted, and it took a completely different twist.

2. Detailed character sketches or "their character will be revealed to me as a I write"?

They usually come to me fully formed. I don’t go askin’. But as I write, they reveal more.

3. Do you know your characters' goals, motivations, and conflicts before you start writing or is that something else you discover only after you start writing?

Usually I know before. It can change through the course of the story.

4. Books on plotting - useful or harmful?

They tend to lock me up.

5. Are you a procrastinator or does the itch to write keep at you until you sit down and work?

Both. Lately, terrible procrastinator. But there are mornings when I wake up rarin’ to go.

6. Do you write in short bursts of creative energy, or can you sit down and write for hours at a time?

I prefer having a stretch of time, but I can do little bits.

7. Are you a morning or afternoon writer?

I’m worthless in the PM. Either early morning or late night.

8. Do you write with music/the noise of children/in a cafe or other public setting, or do you need complete silence to concentrate?

Depends on what I’m writing. Some scenes, I need to concentrate harder, so I need silence, but noise usually doesn’t bother me.

9. Computer or longhand? (or typewriter?)

Both. Some stories come easier with a gel pen and a notebook. Plus, it can go anywhere and is unobtrusive.

10. Do you know the ending before you type Chapter One?

BWAHAHAHA!!!! I don’t know the ending till I sit down to write it.

11. Does what's selling in the market influence how and what you write?

Usually not, though I have written my first paranormal and have another planned, as well as revising another book into a paranormal.

12. Editing - love it or hate it?

☹ Do not want.

I know not a lot of you think Denny/John Winchester is hot, but MAN, is he a great muse. This is the second book I've written with him as the hero and I always know what I'm writing next!

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Marianne Arkins said...

I find it really odd that we had our thousandth posts nearly simultaneously (mine was yesterday). What are the odds??

So -- here's to talking A LOT! *G*

Hope your Harlequin dream comes true!

Trish Milburn said...

Cool on the dream! :)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Congrats on 1000 posts!


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