It's time for the GUTAA meet and great. Deanna has some questions about ourselves to answer and I'll try to come up with something interesting. If any of you have any questions about who I am or what I do feel free to ask them in the comments section. Otherwise here goes.
Where do you write?
Generally at my desk in the bonus room above the garage. I do carry a notebook around in my purse and sometimes I come up with some pretty good scenes while I'm out and about.
Sit down at your writing space and look to the left. What do you see?
Right now? A mess. I found a new cooking website and printed out a bunch of recipees so right now I have papers everywhere. Normally I'm pretty tidy though.
Favorite time to write?
I don't have a favorite time. With a two year old and a three year old I just get to squeeze it in whenever I can. If I waited for a favorite time I'd never get anything done.
Drink of choice while writing?
Again, I don't really have one. While I sometimes snack on chips I rarely drink at the computer. I'm way to clumsy and I'm terrified I'll end up dumping it on something electronic and important.
Music or silence?
Silence. Unless you count the noise of kids or whatever Hubby is working on. I'm pretty good at tuning those things out.
What was the inspiration for your latest Project?
The work I'm currently querying was inspired by the poem The Betrothal by Edna St Vincent Millay. It has always been a favorite of mine and while I was thinking about it one day one of my MCs, Paul, came up and introduced himself. It was like he was just waiting for me to find him.
Most valuable writing tip?
Just keep writing and don't give up.
Otherwise, I'm a wife and mother of two. I graduated in comparative literature with a minor in Russian. I was only two classes short of a second minor in horticulture but The Engineer was graduating at the same time and looking for jobs and I didn't want to say behind for a semester in case we ended up getting a job far away. I like quilting, gardening chocolate and family.
It's Labor Day! I'm going to go labor in my yard. See you later.