If you are NOT from GUTTAA I'll take a second to explain what this is and what it means... I'm joining this fun little (okay not really "little" but it sounds cuter that way) blog hop for agent-seeking writers like myself. It contains contests and critiques and all-around funness (yes I made that up). This is the "get to know you" part where I try to make myself not look utterly boring.
Look! I can fly....
Anyway, my name is Stacey, I'm 23. My 4 year anniversary is this month (yes that means I got married at 19). My father is a Magician/balloon man... no, seriously http://www.extremeballoons.com/. I read the Harry Potter series when I was 20 (what took me so long? Well that's a story for another time) and that's what initially inspired me to write. My novel WHISPERS OF DISASTER is a YA fantasy and is my first novel... but I've been working on it for 3 years. It's been an uphill battle to get it to a publishable quality, but I am completely in love with it.
Where do you write?
Wherever I feel like it. I have a desk but rarely use it (it's currently coved by stacks of paper, books and rat food (yes, rat food). I'm not sure you can even see the desk at this point. At home I usually write on the couch, comfy right? But I like to write at Panera too.
-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
A rat cage. He doesn't have a name, if anyone would like to give him one, feel free. (The last one was named "Dinner" because he was supposed to snake food but we kept him (he died last year), this one we only kept because the snake wouldn't eat him. So I guess Monty (the python) saved this one.
-Favorite time to write?
Um. Whenever. My schedule always changes so it's tough to have any one time to write.
-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
I write with music sometimes, the TV on sometimes, random people talking around me sometimes(like at Panera or when my father-in-law has poker.. this one can get annoying because the random people often try to talk to me.) I'm good at zoning out. I can read and write just about anywhere.
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
Latest? Hmm. Not sure which one is my "latest". I'm going to be writing a novel about a teen prostitute, that one came about gradually.
I'm about half way done with a fantasy romance which I day-dreamed up while on the back of my hubbies motorcycle (hour long ride to a casino. Yeah, I'm a rebel)
So yeah, that's me. I don't have many writerly friends so I'd love to be BFF's with some of you =) Can't wait to get started!