Friday, December 18, 2009

Q & A

Author Kenzie Michaels tagged me from her blog with the questions below. Please take a few minutes to go visit Kenzie's Place.

1. What’s the last thing you wrote? What’s the first thing you wrote that you still have?

Love, Lies & Deceit was the last thing I wrote. The first thing I wrote that I still have is called CIA Man. It's a good story, but my writing was horrible.

2. Write poetry?

I don't even try.

3. Angsty poetry?


4. Favorite genre of writing?

Romantic suspense

5. Most annoying character you’ve ever created?

I love all the characters I have written.

6. Best plot you’ve ever created?

I really like the plot of the book I'm writing now. It's about an unsolved mystery of a missing family.

7. Coolest plot twist you’ve ever created?

Same as above.

8. How often do you get writer’s block?

Not too often.

9. Write fan fiction?

Once, but not any more.

10. Do you type or write by hand?

Mostly, by hand.

11. Do you save everything you write?


12. Do you ever go back to an idea after you’ve abandoned it?


13. What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written?

That would be my current project about the mystery of the missing family.

14. What’s everyone else’s favorite story that you’ve written?

I have no idea.

15. Ever written romance or angsty teen drama?


16. What’s your favorite setting for your characters?

Rural areas, small towns in the country.

17. How many writing projects are you working on right now?

I currently have three projects in the works, the missing family mystery, a murder mystery, and my pizza cookbook.

18. Have you ever won an award for your writing?

Yes, Love, Lies & Deceit won second place in the 2006 Wisconsin RWA Fabulous Five Contest.

19. What are your five favorite words?

Love, Life, Family, Faith, Peace

20. What character have you created that is most like yourself?

The heroine in my current project is a writer. I think it would be her.

21. Where do you get ideas for your characters?


22. Do you ever write based on your dreams?

Not yet, but I have made notes about dreams I have had for future use.

23. Do you favor happy endings?


24. Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?


25. Does music help you write?

Believe it or not, I write better with the television on.

26. Quote something you’ve written. Whatever pops into your head.

From my current project called, Saved by the Sheriff:

Just then, Annie walked back into the room. "Jaime, there's someone

I want you to meet. This is Benjamin Hunter. He's our county sheriff."

Behind her stood a tall, handsome man, not wearing a uniform, but instead dressed in jeans and a flannel shirt, a badge hung from his belt. He ran his fingers through his thick sandy brown hair that perfectly matched his brown eyes and neatly trimmed mustache.

"This is Jaime Wilson from New York City. She's going to write about the Murdock family disappearance for her magazine."

Hmmm...who's not been tagged yet? How about Marian.


Molly Daniels said...

Congrats on the second place standing!!

Marian Allen said...

Thanks for the tag, Carol. YES congratulations on the award! I accepted your challenge and posted my own answers.

I'm looking forward to your next book, as well.