The wonderful Deana Barnhart organized Gearing Up to Get an Agent for the month of September and this is the first event.
Who I am
I am a lover of stories, Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheese, my crazy handsome husband, my children (for whom I started writing), and physical activity in almost all varieties (from rock climbing to scuba diving). I began my writing journey January of 2010. Two plus years--and three manuscripts--later I've finally written a book I'm ready to query. I'm excited for GUTGAA and to meet even more writing friends. The writing community is so giving and I feel lucky to be a part of it.
Questions for the Meet and Greet
-Where do you write?
I don't have a dedicated writing space. In the early morning I write in our lazy boy or at the table. Once the family is up and craziness ensues I hide away and write on my bed.
-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
My writing journal (I need for the pantser in me: who is that character I created in chapter 2 that had the fro?)
-Favorite time to write?
5 to 7 am. It's crazy early, but I'm so much more productive with no distractions. Plus, I'm not already weighed down by the stresses of the day.
-Drink of choice while writing?
Ice cold water. A must for our 110 + arid climate
-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
I'm a complete silence kind of girl. If I do listen to anything, it can't have words. I occasionally try soundtracks, but then those distract me too. I do have one of those white noise machines I write to from time to time.
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
My husband. And I found him in my college weight room-man I loved his muscles-I still do, for that matter:D
-What's your most valuable writing tip?
Butt in chair/bed/couch
Thanks for stopping by, if you're doing GUTGAA I'll be seeing you soon!