Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I got tagged (thanks, Yvonne!). It was awhile ago, but I've been saving up for the new year to answer questions and welcome new followers (111 - whee!) Thanks to each of you for taking the time to hang around this blog. I'm delighted to read your comments and I'll be starting up a weekly Q&A post next week (Monday Q&A)!

Being tagged is a bit like Q&A as I have to answer a basket full of questions. The official tag is 26 questions, but that makes for an awfully long post so I'm going to pick my ten favorites for 2010.

Here we go:

1) Write poetry?

No. I cannot write poetry. Not a lick of it. The poetry section of my high school English class was an Epic Fail for me.

But I am lucky to have amazing poet friends like Kristin Naca.

2) Favorite genre of writing?

Fantasy (urban and high)

3) Most annoying character you've ever created?

WOLFSBANE has a know-it-all character that drives everyone batty, but I kinda love him

4) Coolest plot twist you've ever created?

Uh, hello, spoiler? Not gonna give that up. No way.

5) How often do you get writer's block?

Never *knocks on wood*

6) Do you type or write by hand?

I write really, really fast and my handwriting can't keep up with my thought process, so it's typing all the way. Though I keep a notebook by my bed for ideas/plot points that wake me up in the middle of the night. That happens to me a lot.

7) Do you ever go back to an idea after you've abandoned it?

Not yet, but I keep all my ideas on hand in case they do become recycle worthy.

8) How many writing projects are you working on right now?

Officially: 3

Honestly: 6, okay 7

9) Where do you get your ideas for your characters?

My characters sneak up on me. It's often when I'm driving or walking my dogs. A scene will appear in my head, or a snippet of dialogue that introduces a character to me and the stories unfold from there. I'm often startled when it happens.

10) Do you favor happy endings?

Again, spoiler. Not telling.

Start saving up questions for the first Monday Q&A next week. I'll answer questions posted in the comments or emailed to me.

2010 slogan contest winners: your books will be in the mail tomorrow. Congrats again!

And Lisa Desroches - you are officially tagged!


  1. I really enjoy reading these - it's such a fun way to learn more about each other as writers. :)

  2. Dang! No spoiler. I'll just have to wait for the release. :D

  3. Aw...aren't you a tease. Seriously, it must be really hard not to talk about your novel before the release date. And such a long engagement!

    Oh, and I love that blurb... "a tale that artfully explores the relationship between loyalty and servitude." A killer quote.

  4. OMG! I missed this post and I'm TAGGED!!! OMG!

    26? What's the deal with 26? O.o