So what type of writer are you? It was a big question at the conference, so I'm curious to see what everyone says! I know some of you are sitting there saying that you don't write... but you do. Everyone has had to write an essay of some sort in their life! So just answer as many of the questions as you can!
Do you plot a story or just go with it? A bit of both actually. I think for my next story I'll plot more than I did for this one.
How/where do you find your character's names? Baby name books, online and the Webster English Dictionary of English Surnames
What type of music do you listen to, if you do? Classical. I also listen to some Celtic, but it tends to distract me if I can understand what they are saying.
Where's your favourite spot to write? Snug in my bed
What's your "setup" for writing? Does everything need to be clean etc... I used to have to have everything clean, but I've soon learned that if that was the case, I'd never get to write. However, my room must be clean for me to write or else I'll get distracted by the clutter. When I'm in school I have to have all my homework done for the night before I can start or else I feel guilty, LOL.
Morning, day or night writer? Night writer ;) dangerous sounding isn't it?
What do you drink when you're writing? Water and sprite generally. Non-stain drinks.
Do you eat anything while writing? I really like eating goldfish crackers, but that's not very healthy, so I'm going to try some other things.
Do you write on the computer, paper or alphasmart? Computer! I am of the technology generation, LOL. I sometimes do some plot jots on paper, or if my computer isn't nearby (hah, yeah like that happens, LOL). At night before I go to sleep I'll write notes, not that they are ever legible come morning.
What sorts of things inspire you? Music. Definitely music. Um, the weather too. I love grey, stormy days. Rain is always fantastic to write to. I really love paintings too. I have a Monet calendar, and I often find myself staring at the pictures as I think.
How many hours do you normally get to write? Uhhm, depends on the day, but since I write at night I can get 3-4 hours. I'm generally on msn at the same time so I know that slows me down, but I can't seem to help it.
What's your goal? I want to be published! Specifically by Avon, Ballantine or St. Martin's. Nothing against other publishing houses, those are just the ones I've always dreamed of signing to!
There you have it. If you guys can think of any questions you'd like to ask me (or everyone) just let me know!!