Last week I was tagged by Katie to post the answers to a slew of writing questions. Thanks, Katie!!
What's the last thing you wrote? Edits on Maggie and the Maverick.
What's the first thing you wrote that you still have? A story I wrote in 9th grade about a girl, a horse, a circus...LOL!
Write poetry? All my attempts at poetry come out sounding like Dr. Seuss, but not as fun.
Angsty poetry? Um, no!
Favorite genre of writing? Historical Romance! Squeee!
Most annoying character you've ever created? A Lighthouse Inspector. The good news is, he was supposed to be annoying.
Best Plot you've ever created? The plot of Drums of the North Star. Weaving all the actual historical events into the storyline was HARD!
Coolest Plot twist you've ever created? Can't tell, that would spoil the surprise. :)
How often do you get writer's block? I don't know that I actually have had writer's block yet.
Write fan fiction? I used to, but set it aside to pursue publication.
Do you type or write by hand? There are people who write by hand???
Do you save everything you write? Nope.
Do you ever go back to an idea after you've abandoned it? Yes, but only if I think I can make it better.
What's your favorite thing you've ever written? Whatever I'm working on at the time.
What's everyone else's favorite story that you've written? Since I only have one novel out at the moment, I'm going to choose The Bartered Bride. :)
Ever written romance or angsty teen drama? Romance is what I write all the time...angsty teen drama, nope.
What's your favorite setting for your characters? I loved creating the Sutton Island Lighthouse on a fictional island in Lake Superior.
How many writing projects are you working on right now? I used to be a very linear writer, but now I work on whatever my editors send to me. Content edits, copy edits, galley proofs, the current WIP. I'm learning to juggle things and focus on the project that is the most urgent.
Have you ever won an award for your writing? Third place and first place in the Genesis Contest in 2008.
What are your five favorite words? This one changes all the time. I like Reciprocity, Kaleidoscopic, Oleaginous, Chatelaine, and Spork.
What character have you created that is most like yourself? I tend to create characters like I WISH I was.
Where do you get ideas for your characters? Reading history books, the Bible, and one name in my debut novel came from a lady at church.
Do you ever write based on your dreams? I don't think so.
Do you favor happy endings? YES!!!
Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write? Yes.
Does music help you write? No, although I have learned to tune out the Caribou Soundtrack at the Coffee Shop.
Quote something you've written. Whatever pops into your head. This is the first line of my current WIP: A handsome man couldn’t be trusted, Maggie Davis reminded herself, and a girl would be wise to watch out for the ugly ones, too.