1. Your genre(s)?
I like writing urban fantasy (think vampires, werewolves and the such), but my current story is non-magical. I like dark, sad stories with death and pain. I’m cruel to my characters.
2. How many books have you completed?
Two, but they were very very short. One was less than 14 000 words, the other just over 30 000 words. I’ve started many many many others, but so far haven’t completed all those. I’ve also written over 30 poems, 2 songs (utter crap) and several short stories.
3. How many books are you working on now?
One that I WILL complete!
4. Are you a linear or chunk writer?
Linear, although lately chunk, which is kind of working.
5. The POV you’re most partial to?
Usually 1st person past. With my current story it’s 1st person present.
6. The theme that keeps cropping up in your books?
Overcoming the tragedies of life and being strong. Family is a recurrent theme too.
7. How many days a week do you write?
I try to write everyday, but that doesn’t always work out.
8. What time of day do you get your best writing done?
Late, very late. Think midnight. Think even later. Later. There you have it. (I once wondered why there was light in my room; turned out the sun was rising…)
9. Who are your inspirations?
I don’t really have any people who inspire me, but Laurie Halse Anderson’s books are unbelievable. They simply blow me away. I’m also impressed by Melissa Marr, for her realism in having to make hard choices, Richelle Mead, for her complex plots and characters and heartfelt emotions, and Rachel Vincent, for her amazing world of wercats.
10. Who are your favorite authors to read? (different from mentors)
Well, basically all the ones I mentioned above. I also enjoyed J.K. Rowling’s books (duh!), Melissa de la Cruz, Libba Bray and others.