Tuesday, January 15, 2008

10 Writerly Questions

A meme! Instead of 10 Things I Hate about You, it's 10 Things about You as a Writer.

I answered, and am tagging everyone who reads this, is a writer, and has a blog. I'm looking forward to your answers!

1. Your genre(s)?

Young adult, baby. All the way—I love to read it and write it. (Though I do have an adult historical under the bed, and I never rule out anything for the future.)

2. How many books have you completed?

Two. Almost halfway through the first draft of #3. By the end of 2008 that number should be 4.

3. How many books are you working on now?

One, seriously. But my mind keeps dabbling with the next one.

4. Are you a linear or chunk writer?

Linear, but I do drafts. First shitty draft, second fix-plot draft, third clean-up, and fourth language (spit and polish).

5. The POV you're most partial to?

First! Definitely. It's what comes naturally. But I've played with close third, and might try that sometime.

6. The theme that keeps cropping up in your books?

The MC finds out something special about themselves they didn't know, or has to deal with being different. No, no ties to my actual real life, of course. {cough}

7. How many days a week do you write?

Five regularly (M-F) plus whatever weekend time I can grab.

8. What time of day do you get your best writing done?

Lunch! I close the door, and the time is all mine.

9. Who are your mentors?

Diana Gabaldon, Vicki Pettersson. Both have helped me immeasurably, in different ways.

10. Who are your favorite authors to read? (different from mentors)

Right now: Joanna Bourne, Scott Westerfeld, Melissa Marr. Piles of others, but those are on top at the moment.

Now, yours!


Lindsay York Levack said...

Yay for mentors!

Is that a Harry Potter scarf in your picture? I actually made one a few years ago. (I love the picture, BTW. I love the ghost hanging around in the background.)

Susan Adrian said...


Dunno about the scarf. It looked a little like one, but it's just the scarf I liked best yesterday from my Yahoo avatar choices. {g}

I love the ghost too! The ghost stays until I'm done with GG.

Julianne said...


I finally got to your meme over at my blog. Thanks for making today's post easy! {s}

Susan Adrian said...

Happy to help, Julianne! :)

Catherine Karp said...

Thanks for the meme (I'm so out of it I had to look up what a meme was after reading your post).