You know what won't get you anywhere? Laziness. Yep. Sitting back and doing nothing. It's a sure fire way to go nowhere pretty fast. Or being distracted. That's another great way to not get anything done.
Unfortunately, after a few nights of hardly any sleep, and rushing to read a mss for a friend (who got her first full request, woohoo!), and my own crazy week... I'm feeling lazy and/or distracted. I'm not sure which. I've been staring at this screen coming up with all sorts of totally awful, lamesauce-worthy posts and I decided rather than writing something totally dumb, I'm going to turn to my totally brilliant readers!
So wow me with your questions (and help me get over this hump of brain-fartness). Ask me anything--well, almost anything--and I will answer your questions in my next post.
Next week I promise some great ones, possibly a guest blogger, and keep your eyes peeled for my next contest. Remember, those who are already followers get an extra entry automatically. Just a friendly reminder. ;-)
Happy Thursday. I can't wait to see what you'd like to know... *bites nails nervously* *except not really because I don't bite my nails* *but you know what I mean*
P.S. There are some awesome contests happening right now! Michelle Hodkin has one to celebrate her new book deal (woohoo!!), and Andrea Cremer is having one, too! They are both amazing, so go check them out before they end. :-)
Where do your ideas come from?
How long does it take you to go from idea to finished first draft?
What is your favorite thing about being in the YA author/book world?
I saw your google group comment & thought I'd check your blog. Congrats on getting an agent! Any idea when we will hear about a book deal?
...here's one I ask many bloggers/writers, how do you handle the rejections?
Myself...I realize getting slushed is part of the biz, but sometimes...okay, just breathe:)
Ok, how in the world do you map out a book. Because I know you write fast, so do you think of an outline with all the sub plots first, or do you do do that along the way, and add them in later? Help please. I don't want to start my next book until I can figure this out.
Thanks for the questions! I will most likely do an answer post either tomorrow or Monday. :-)
It seems I'm battling laziness and distractibility an awful lot lately. I've found, though, that when I sit down to write, if I plug myself into my iPod, I'm a lot more likely to focus.
I'm so glad I found your blog this morning. I'm enjoying it very much.
Lisa - I love my ipod, too! Music always helps me. (As I mentioned in my Muse post) I'm glad you found my blog! :-)
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