I'm being interviewed by Diane Craver today. Come by and say howdy and get the answer to today's contest entry question.
Judy and I have been toying with the idea of working together on a series of books and have tossed around some ideas. We came to find out that one of those ideas was already stolen by another publisher (though I'm of the mind that we could spin it differently and make it our own), but others feel pretty darn unique.
And, I think they're clicking.
How do I know? Because scenes pop into my head at the strangest times...just snippets that I can see and hear as clearly as if it was a movie playing on the screen before me. It's the strangest thing, but something that happens to me when I'm brainstorming something that works.
I'm still going to be working on my own stuff, but this thought of ours really has merit, and I'm excited. It's been a while since I've been excited about something... about writing. And isn't that sad?
If you're a writer, how do you know when something clicks for you? And, do you see your scenes like a movie? If not, how do they work inside your brain? I'm terrifically curious.
My daughter is utterly hooked on a series of books that are exciting and quite complex and well-written for a middle grade series. Have you heard of them?
Seriously, she is gobbling these up. There are three six-book series thus far, and she's been going nuts to earn the money to buy them all. She has four books so far. She reads constantly (we got the entire series at the library) and can't put them down. She is a big fan of the Redwall series, but complained a bit that those books took a little while to get going. Not so, these, apparently. She says they jump right into the action and it never stops.
A word of warning, though. These books are about warring clans of animals, and many of the characters do die. My uber-sensitive daughter is sad about this, but not to the point she doesn't want to read the books, so it must be handled very well. I've only read a bit of the first book, to test the waters, and can highly recommend them.
Because I haven't posted a picture of the demon-dog in a while:
"So, this is supposed to taste nasty, huh?"
"Can I try some? Yum!"
Yes, folks, the "Fooey" (aka Bitter Apple) doesn't phaze this puppy at all. I, OTOH, dread even coming near the bottle because it is NASTY tasting and a bear to wash off if you get it on your hands.
Your Driving Is is: 50% Male, 50% Female
According to studies, you drive both like a guy and a girl.
This means you're a pretty average driver, with typical quirks.
Occasionally you're frustrated and or a little reckless, but that's the exception - not the norm.