Last month I took part in #authorconfession, which was created by JM Sullivan and wrote a post about it with all my January answers. Well, it continued into February so I thought I’d share my answers for this month as well.
What do you listen to while writing?
Depends on my mood, sometimes classical, sometimes quirky like Imogen Heap, or atmospheric like Agnes Obel
What is the WORST thing you have written?
I don’t even know if I want to say, I was young(ish), there was a triangle between MC, her mother and her mother’s boyfriend
What’s the best compliment you’ve had?
Does the fact that they didn’t run away, look disgusted, laugh or suddenly not make eye contact count as a compliment?
Which celeb would play your MC?
I can’t pick based on acting ability but for Briar looks wise I imagine a mix of some of the qualities of these ladies
Be honest: how’s your worldbuilding
I think it’s ok, for ideas that have had a long time bouncing around in my head before being written it’s even better
How do you show diversity in your work?
In current WIP there will be people from different backgrounds but part of premise is that everyone starts off uniform
Tell us about a CONFLICT in your WIP
When Eli gets exiled!! Briar isn’t happy, Lyall realises he might have gone too far and Sam glories in that
How do you cope with killing your darlings?
It depends on if I’m in a ruthless mood or not, I haven’t had to do it too much yet but hopefully it won’t make me mopey
Meanest thing you’ve done to a character?
It’s not the meanest but I’ve had my mc constantly question her world view, the meanest isn’t suitable for 140 spaces
You’d be most excited to see your WIP ___
I’d be most excited to see it being reviewed because then it would be finished and published in some format
WORD COUNT REPORT!
I honestly don’t know, typed up about 15k, on the miscellaneous sheets of paper floating around my bedroom who knows
Rate your WIP from tame to steamy.
My WIP isn’t a romance but I won’t say tame because there will be some scenes that are a bit racy, well hopefully
Who’d make the worst couple in your WIP?
Lyall and Hunter, they are polar opposites and not in the cute we can still be together way, the arguments would be awful
How does MC feel about Valentine’s?
I think she’s got far too much going on to really care about it, I’m not sure it’s a thing in her world
Any love interests in your WIP?
Aren’t there always love interests!!
Do your characters kiss-and-tell?
Hadn’t thought about it, but I don’t think they would, although there’s an evil flat mate who would to stir things up
Tell your MC’s dream date?
I think her dream date would be a day where she doesn’t have to worry about curfew, being shot at or lied to
3 words MC uses to describe LOVE
Not sure but possibly trust, connection, commitment. There’s already too much instability in her world
How do you combat writer’s block?
Take a step back & either write something else or abandon writing altogether & watch TV until I get the groove back
Why should we read your WIP?
Why? Um because it’ll make me feel like I’ve achieved something…and because there might be a bribe of cake
Pick a colour to describe your WIP
Deep emerald green. Colour of life, nature and growth but also greed and jealousy. Perfect fit
Your MC gets a superpower. What is it?
Has anyone seen Fern Gully? She would have a similar power to Crysta’s, helping things grow, casually shrinking people
What makes your villian THE WORST?
Because he’s used to getting what he wants and fighting for it, hard to say more without giving too much away
Give an AWESOME author to #FF. Why?
Your hero has your WIP. What do you do?
End up arguing, lots of “I wouldn’t do that” “I wouldn’t say that” because Briar can be contrary & stubborn, bit like me
CHARACTER SWAP! Harry Potter just became your MC – how did your WIP change?
Lyall would throw Harry in the cells, they would think he was mad referring to himself as a wizard.Downhill from there
Why will Oprah pick your WIP for her book club?
Because of all the subliminal messaging that I will be providing, that or bribery