I was too busy doing this:
AND getting stuck/blocked and doing this:
AND afterwards a whole lot of this which isn't the best reaction to the above. Let's just say the diet was derailed more than once in the past month.
But now I am officially on track and the writing is getting a little less daunting so, without further ado, here are my first five questions answered in a somewhat coherent fashion.( I'll get to the other six next post)
1. What are the top three books in your TBR pile?
The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore. This one I am currently reading. It was given to me by my agent, Lucienne Diver, because Rosemary is one of her other clients and she knew I'd dig it...and I do.
And Stein On Writing by Sol Stein
None of these are very new, but I am working on a heavy back log of good books. I like that there's one adult novel, one young adult, and a craft book. I try to move back and forth betweent the three.
If pressed I'd say that I am partial to Gale from The Hunger Games or Jace from Cassandra Clare's City of Bones books or maybe Sean Kendrick from The Scorpio Races. What can I say? I like my men full of action and a wee bit emotionally unreadable at the surface with deep stuff going on underneath.
Hmm, this is overly tough because I love so many books. I'll just default to my childhood and say The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe because I really, really loved it.
I'm not sure I want any of their lives wholly. Heroines have it TOUGH. But if I were looking specifically at awesomeness of the story, I'd have to say Lucy maybe from the book above because she lived an entire life in Narnia and still got to go home again.
Yikes! The dreaded sell out question. Well, considering that I come from a very practical background I'd have to say that I would totally take the sell out road first and hope that at some point after I could write my literary masterpiece. I think it's possible to be breakout and also literary, but if I had to choose I'd go for the green. Plus I don't think I would hate having a lot of people get excited about my book. I want to write stories that entertain and engage people--stories that people will remember for a long while so whichever way I achieve that, I'll be happy. I guess considering the dire straits I'm currently in whilst waiting for my contract and advance and for the hubby's business to take off, I am feeling a little like this: