Stolen from Tumblr because I'm bored and can't sleep.
1. Short stories, novels, or poetry?
Novels and novellas. I have a hard time crafting the concise punch of a short story, which doesn't make much sense considering my tendency to underwriting, but there you go. Nothing makes sense in my life anyway.
2. What genre do you prefer reading?
Urban fantasy, horror, YA fantasy, and Classic literature. It's a mixed bag up in here. (My favorite authors are Baroness Orczy, William Shakespeare, and Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant.)
3. What genre do you prefer writing?
YA Urban fantasy, definitely.
4. Are you a planner or pantser?
I find that planning a basic outline helps me to keep a vision of what I'm doing, and that it gives me a basic direction that will allow me to actually finish a project. However, everyone is different and my way may not be your way.
5. What's your writing music?
Instrumentals and epic trailer music, mostly.
6. Favorite books/movies?
Way too many to list. I'll make some Top Ten lists sometime.
7. List your current WiPs
Hell & Homework, original YA Urban fantasy novel. Ren Browning is having a very bad day.
Underground, novel-length Labyrinth fanfic. "Even if you get to the center of the Labyrinth, you'll never get out again..."
Slippery When Wet, original horror novella. Ren's got nothing on Jess Dearing's day.
8. Do you like to incorporate people you know into your writing?
No. That way lies madness and hurt feelings. Sometimes, people inspire characters, but the closest I've come to basing a character off someone else was drawing inspiration from Racetrack Higgins of Newsies for a character in my first novel.
9. Are you kill-happy with characters?
I don't think so. I'll slaughter them without remorse if the plot calls for it, but I don't usually create characters with the express intent of killing them off.
10. Writing beverage of choice?
Soda. Specifically Mountain Dew Code Red. Apparently there is a mediocre white boy gamer in my soul. Pray for me.
11. Where do you get your inspiration?
Everywhere. This question is so vague I can't answer it. H&H came from fiddling with an online doll maker and toying with the character designs. Underground is born from too many daydreams about what happened after the events of Labyrinth. Slippery When Wet is unique because the initial idea came from my sister, who sent me a text about a sign that read "slippery when wet" and the demand that I turn that title into a horror story. She is the only person who can make this demand of me, so I am doing my best to comply.
12. Favorite cliche? Least favorite cliche?
Favorite: the Masquerade, where humans aren't aware of the supernatural. I love this concept, but I also love the reverse. Either way, I'm happy.
Least favorite: romanticized abusive relationships in YA Paranormal Romance, and also love triangles. This is pretty self-explanatory. I hate them and they are unhealthy. End them.
13. Favorite place to write?
My home office, or my bedroom. I can't write anywhere else.
14. Most productive time of day for writing?
9:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. I am a night owl in every sense of the word.
15. Why do you write?
Because it's in my blood and carved into my veins. Because it keeps me sane and pulls me back together when everything else is falling apart. Because muses whisper stories in my ear and caress my face at night, murmuring sweet nothings of characters and plots and worlds beyond my imagination. Because I don't know how not to write.