And I'm almost positive that once I get all of these wonderful questions (that made my brain hurt because I actually had to think) answered (we're talkin' three days worth of bloggin' here) you will never want to ask me another question, ever again.
Consider yourself forewarned. ; )
Here we go:
DL Hammons asked:
What was the first thing you wrote that somebody actually made a fuss about? (Because it was good - of course)
Well, DL, I’m relatively new to the whole writing thing, so this question should really easy to answer. My mom totally fussed over the first story I ever wrote, even though it was a complete mess. Aren’t Moms the bestest?
I’m working on a new story right now. I don’t usually share my work with many while I’m writing, because it’s embarrassing and I’m wimpy like that. A couple of people I have shared my new WIP with, so far, are Eva and Shae, and I truly love them (not in a weird stalker way…get your mind of the of gutters people) for all of the enthusiasm, motivation, and support they have provided. They're the best! (You should feel sorry for them, really you should.) Watch out Kristi and Kristin...you're next. (Muahahahahhaa)
When was the last time you cried watching a movie, and what movie was it?
Hmm…this is such a hard question because I usually avoid all sad movies for this very reason.
I guess I would have to say the last movie I cried while watch was The Hangover.
I know, I’m weird, but that movie was so freakin’ funny. I laughed until I cried and almost peed my pants (I said almost… That would be so totally gross!).
Is there a book you are looking forward to buying or reading this year?
Thanks to Daisy, I’m hooked on The Hunger Games series. I literally can. not. wait! It’s just that good. Suzanne Collins I bow down to you! She is AMAZING!
Thanks a lot, Daisy! XXOO
Have you ever tried to write anything else besides YA?
You mean to tell me there are books out there that aren’t YA??? What???
I’ve never tried to write anything other than YA. It seems, I love high school so much I just never want it to end! Plus, high school boys are hot (the fake ones, of course…umm…pretend I didn’t say that)!
Kristin Rae asked:
How long have you known that you wanted to be a writer, and what inspired you to make the big push to seriously try?
I’ve always wanted to write novel, but I’ve only known I wanted to be a writer for about a year now.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I have a very addictive personality (blogging, TV, Tweeting…you name it, I'm addicted). And the moment I realized I could create people that I could actually control…hands down…I knew I had to do this forever.
(Bwahahahaha. All of my characters must bow down to me.) ; )
Cleverly Inked asked:
If you had to pick a different career besides writing...What would it be?
I’m so glad you asked because I did choose another career, but if I tell you…you have to promise not to tell anyone. Or, I will have to kill you. And I don’t want to have to do that because I love you all so much.
By day, I’m a super duper top-secret detective whose job, deciphering enemy code, saves millions of lives ever single day. (Or, I work in medical coding. Whatever! I like the first one better!) Sounds fun, huh?
I still ask myself how a person whose major was interior design, ended up working in the medical field, aspiring to be a author every. single. day.
Ann Elle Altman asked: Question1: Writers have rituals. What rituals have you picked up along the way?
Rituals. I’m afraid I have none. Unless, surfing YouTube for fun videos, tweeting, facebooking, and emailing everyone while I should be writing actually counts. Does it???
I hope so, cause then I could justify all of it. And, you all know how I like to justify my procrastinations. ; )
Question2: Where do your ideas come from? Do you base them on things or events you've experienced?
My ideas come from everywhere: pictures, videos, music, etc. All forms of media inspire me. For some reason though, my best ideas always come while driving, showering, or when I’m about to go to sleep. Apparently, inconvenience is a big idea bully. Who knew?
As for your second question, I do incorporate some of mine, my families, my friends experiences into my stories, but I'll never tell what's fact and what's fiction. (Muahahahahaha.) You'll have to try and figure that one out on your own. It's so much more fun that way. ; )
Questions3: What is your editing process?
I have to say: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE EDITING!! You should feel sorry for my poor critique partners. My love of editing is biggest reason it takes me forever (I don’t think you understand, I mean FOREVER!!!) to finish anything. I edit while I write. Then I edit after I’m finished. Then I edit some more. And some more. And then, I edit again! See how this can be a problem?
You should check them out! These two ladies are made of awesomeness.
Elana Johnson asked:
Why did you start writing? What does writing do for you in your life? Fulfill a need? Give you joy? Erase your pain? What?
I started writing for the same reason everyone else does: to be an uber famous and wealthy author who gets to gets to cast her own characters with boys as hot as Edward and Jacob. Duh!
Okay, you want the real answer?
I started writing at a very hectic time in my life. It was time I needed to escape and I couldn’t find any story out there that I wanted to read. So, I decided to write my own, the story I was looking for but couldn’t find. And I haven’t stopped since! : )
I'm so bad at coming up with questions, so I have none. But I can't wait to read your answers!
Heather, bless you. So does this mean it’s time for a YouTube break???
Methinks so. YAY! Heather you are like my most favoritest person right now.
Have a great day, everyone! And I expect to see you back here tomorrow for round two (oh, joy!).