With Winter Storm Q’s leavings still melting and Winter Storm Rocky bearing down on us, I’m soooo ready to pretend that it’s summertime.
I’m working on the great writing prompts she gave us but thought I’d also do the Icebreaker exercise here so y’all can learn even MORE about me than what I already spew on this blog.
What Is Your Name?
What Do You Write?
Posts for this blog and Cabinet of Curiosities (a.k.a. Museum Geek Central), social media updates for work, and young adult contemporary fiction full of angst, kissyface, and untidy endings.
How Long Have You Been Writing?
Off and on since the third grade. But it really hit home after my first NaNoWriMo in 2009 that I should be writing more often. If I go more than a couple of days without writing I get stabby.
What Location Have You Chosen for Your Retreat?
The Copperhouse in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains. Maybe I’ve been watching too much “Moonshiners” but I think that part of the country is gorgeous and I love the idea of being in an contemporary house in the middle of an old forest. I feel like I’m roughing it but I still have satellite TV.
How did you come up with the idea or find inspiration for your current WIP?
The first inklings of it came from a conversation I had with a friend about what you wish you’d known before you fell in love for the first time. The next day, I was reading and “‘Til It Happens to You” (Corinne Bailey Rae’s song about how love can kick your ass) shuffled onto my iPod. A few bars in, I heard my MC say, “This might have been okay before he felt my boobs but not now.” TRUE STORY.
Now I’m off to find even more inspiration!