Thought it would be fun to get to know each other, and our writing, a bit better. Feel free to answer these questions in the comments, or post them on your own blog and put a link in the comments.
Do you write fiction or non-fiction? Or both?
I write both.
Do you keep a journal or a writing notebook?
Nope – though I usually keep a notebook with me to jot down ideas I may come up with.
If you write fiction, do you know your characters’ goals, motivations, and conflicts before you start writing or is that something else you discover only after you start writing?
I know some of it when I start–usually. My characters will sometimes surprise me, though.
Are you a procrastinator or does the itch to write keep at you until you sit down and work?
Definitely NOT a procrastinator, though I am often stopped from writing when I want to because of my “life.” And, unfortunately, because of that, I have lost some ideas.
Do you write in short bursts of creative energy, or can you sit down and write for hours at a time?
I’ve never really had much opportunity to sit down for a very long time – I don’t think I’m wired that way. An hour – maybe. Much longer? I doubt it.
Are you a morning or afternoon writer?
I can, and do, write whenever I get a chance, but if it were entirely up to me, I think my best writing would be done in the morning. I am definitely a “morning person.”
Do you write with music/the noise of children/in a cafe or other public setting, or do you need complete silence to concentrate?
If I couldn’t, I would never get any writing done. I must say, though, that I write BETTER, and with better focus, when there is less background noise rather than more.
Computer or longhand? (or typewriter?)
I can do either (LOL not typewriter!)–not sure I really have a preference. Whatever is convenient and available.
Do you know the ending before you type Chapter One? Or do you let the story evolve as you write?
Half the time I know how my stories will end, and half the time the story will evolve (and occasionally, I’ll “know” how my story is going to end, and then have my characters disagree and win the argument).
Does what’s selling in the market influence how and what you write?
Nope. Maybe I should, but I just write whatever I feel called/motivated to write.
Editing/Revision – love it or hate it?
I LOVE editing other people’s stuff, and I LOVE a GOOD edit from someone who knows what they’re talking about. I do get a bit defensive sometimes, but I can usually get over it. Doing the actual revisions can be tough, though.
Share a bit about yourself and your writing. We’d love to learn more about you!