Monday, September 3, 2012

Questions/Answers for the GUTGAA Meet & Greet

-Where do you write?  In my rocking chair of course!  With my laptop and a Boppy pillow from when my daughter was born.

-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?  My dining room table and a pile of Barbies. (I should probably have her pick those up.)

-Favorite time to write?  After 8 p.m. when my house is quiet.

-Drink of choice while writing?  Chai Latte or regular Coke if it’s too hot for tea.

-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?  Complete silence, though I usually listen to music before I write.

-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?  The inspiration actually came from the last Harry Potter movie.  Though ‘Captive Art’ is noting like Harry Potter.  It has to do with the paintings coming to life.

-What's your most valuable writing tip?  If you haven’t felt like quitting, your dreams aren’t big enough.

27 comments:

  1. Love that bit of advice! And yeah for real Coke - not Diet, not Pepsi.

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    1. Yeah, why drink pop if it's not fully leaded?

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  2. Hey you fabulous lady! I must say your answers have given me naughty ideas about Brent and Barbies...that's probably best left to my imagination ;-) I'd love to see some of your painting inspirations up on your blog ;-) Come check mine out, it's very new! www.kristinaperez.com
    Kristina xx

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    1. LMAO! Tess does look like a young Barbie, so lucky Brent ;) I have the pictures up on Pinterest. I had trouble getting the link to work here, but I'll try again. Going to check your blog now!
      *hugs*

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  3. I love your WIP idea & the inspiration. The living paintings was one of the things I've always loved about Harry Potter. :) Nice to meet you!

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  4. Greetings!

    I'm hopping over from GUTGAA and trying to visit some blogs before the fun begins! Nice to meet you...you have a lovely blog...good luck with GUTGAA!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm going to try to visit some blogs throughout the week :)

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  5. Hi! Nice to meet you! And your advice could be applicable to a number of things in life, not just writing.
    Well, make sure you stop by and say hi... Read you around :)

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  6. Hi. I am a new follower from GUTGAA. I just stopped by to meet & greet. I like your answers and loo forward to reading more of your work.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa and good luck with GUTGAA!

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  7. Great to meet you, Laura. Another Michigander here. I fell in love with your deck photo. It looks like such a peaceful spot. I love Chai Lattes, too.

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    1. We have a few less trees and a few more toys out there now, but yes, it's very peaceful here in the northeast.

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  8. Nice to meet you! I'm Lisa Ann, and I'm one of the first-round GUTGAA judges. Your writing advice is PERFECT; best of luck to you!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa Ann! Hope my writing is as good as my advice ;)

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  9. Great writing advice! And I love a good Chai latte.

    Good luck at GUTGAA!

    Jenny M. Herrera

    jennymherrera.com
    jennymherrera.wordpress.com

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  10. Good to visit your blog again! Can't wait to read the published version of Captive Art! Yay :)

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    1. Thank you, Leslie! I love your optimism! And I haven’t forgotten I owe you a beta read. *hangs head in shame*

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  11. Nice to meet you Laura! Wow you write in a rocking chair?? Amazing. I still have my boppy too. Makes a great travel pillow. :D

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  12. Hey there! :) Great advice! And it was cool reading about your inspiration. <3 HP

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  13. New follower and fellow GUTGAA blogfester waving to you. Great recycling of the Boppy.

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  14. I love the little Barbies and how sweet it is to have a daughter, yes! Your blog is serene and peaceful...thanks for the quip on writing...so true. Visit me at drmargaretaranda.blogspot.com when you can! Would love to have you drop in! LoLv!

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  15. So many Chai latté lovers around here. Craving. Best wishes with GUTGAA. Dream big!

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  16. Love that piece of writing advice...and chai. :) Good luck with GUTGAA!

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  17. I agree with Diana. Great writing advice. My favorite chai is vanilla with soy.

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  18. I'm sorry to be so late on the GUTGAA meet and greet. As always, life exploded into chaos when I thought things would calm down. Well, can't be helped. I love your writing advice. It can be applied to so much more too. Oh, and I nver had a cahi, don't even know what it is. Coffee?

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  19. Hello and so nice to meet you through GUTGAA! I've had a great time this week, although I'm still trying to get around to everyone's blogs to say hi!

    New follower eagerly awaiting all the fun this month promises!

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