I decided to snatch up this tag from Melody’s blog The Splendor Falls! Don’t forget to check out her awesome blog!
1. What Genres, Styles, and Topics Do You Write About?
Well for starters, it’s hard to sort of peg down. I write what you might call fantasy, in other words, I make up my own worlds, etc.break rules, but it read more like history…and not the least bit like fantasy but it’s not based on any actual facts, so…Historical fantasy? Is that even a legal genre?
With Sufficient Grace I dabbled slightly in Western, but it doesn’t really FEEL like a western. I don’t have any of the traditional lingo you’d expect when you pick it up like
Hitch the wagon,
Going out yonder.
And all kinds of others of beloved American old west lingo that is the signature of that genre. I think I just like to break the rules.
I’ve toyed a little with fantasy, and am working on a possible trilogy…but we will see what comes of that.
Third person most certainly.
First person is my death SENTENCE unless it’s a short story.
Coming of age.
Strong but feminine
WEAPONS (pretty, pretty swords!)
How long have you been writing?
On and off starting around age 12, more serious around age 18.
So about 16 years I guess? Wow…that makes me sound
Why do you write?
For a lot of reasons.
Ultimately because I love it, and because I feel that is what God called me to be. His Ready Writer.
When is the best time to write?
Well…..my favorite time to write is when inspiration is thick and sweet running like crazy but I don’t always get to spend time when it is.
I also love super late nights writing (I have been guilty of writing until 5 am if the words are right.)
But really, any time of the day will do.
Parts of writing you love vs. parts you hate.
The first draft.
Fangirling over characters
Character driven plots.
Stupid characters that insist on being there.
Not enough time.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
Talk to a friend.
Try a new angle.
Look at it from a new POV
Shove it in a drawer.
Make a cup of tea.
Are you working on something at the moment?
YOU BET I AM!
I am working on connecting two stories together. When those are done they will finish my very very very unofficial extremely loosely linked stories. (So much so it’s not even a series) but all of my countries shall soon have books, and I am not sure if there will be more to add to them later…but the basics will be out.
Tying up the loose ends of my plots for book 2&3 of the Grace trilogy. Book two I think FINALLY came together, so I’ll be working on writing that, and I’ll finish sketching and fleshing out characters for book 3 (and maybe a short story because you know characters are just like that.)
There is an Asian story I am working on, though how I’ll publish it. I am not sure.
Writing goals this year?
Build up my platform
Finish a book up and move towards publishing another book.
WHEW! That was fun! Feeling like doing the tag? You’re it! Take it on over to your blog and comment below with the link so I can check it out!