Writers Quandary. She's an awesome mother, writer, wife, and still has time to blog! She also does some writing about video games, which is very interesting to me because my Hubsies sells them! Plus she has a story published in the Christmas Fear Anthology! How awesome is that??
So here's her fun interview, and I especially love her answer to #8.
1. When did you realize you wanted to be an author?
I always loved creative writing but I knew completing a cohesive book would be a huge undertaking. When I finally decided to put my thoughts on paper a little over a year ago it transformed into much more than a hobby. It became my new way of life.
2. What genre do you like to write?
I love to write YA fantasy but I've been known to switch things up. My short story in the Christmas Fear anthology is about an old dude who collects junk and then makes a new wife out of it.
3. What authors inspire you?
When I was growing up I loved all of Ray Bradbury’s science fiction but now I’m all over the map. Suzanne Collins was able to pull me into a series unlike any other author ever had. And John Green seems like he could be the coolest guy ever.
4. How often do you write?
I try to write daily but with two young kids it doesn’t always happen.
5. Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I was a pantser for my first novel but as I progress I find myself becoming much more organized.
6. Where do you write best, and do you listen to music while you write?
It always seems like I write my best stuff when I should be hurrying to get ready or running out the door. I’ll start off by simply jotting a few ideas down in a notebook before I forget but it always turns into full blown scenes that I can’t abandon.
I do listen to music when I write. I love sites like Pandora or Playlist.com because I can change it up so easily to accommodate my scenes and/or mood.
7. What is on your TBR pile?
The last time I was at the library I grabbed MISTWOOD by Leah Cypress from a kiosk devoted to NaNoWriMo. All the books featured were the author’s debuts. (High fives to the MFPL for that one.) I also love to buy bargain books. I am a complete sucker for any book under 1$. So with that said, my TBR pile is actually gargantuan.
8. If Stephanie Meyer and JK Rowling got in a cat fight, who would win?
9. What is your “day” job?
Full time mommy! I am also a Girl Scout leader and I’ve been known to dabble in video game journalism.
10. What can you not leave home without? (cell phones are off limits- NO ONE can leave home without one of those)
Don’t laugh. Coupons. I am such a coupon maniac.
11. Mac or PC?
PC. But I’m using the Scrivener beta as my word processor right now. I love being able to swap chapters around and create “style sheets” for my characters all in one clean folder.
12. Favorite dessert?
I’m going to cheat and say caramel frappachino from Starbucks. It has enough calories to be considered dessert, right?
13. Favorite desert?
I’ve never been. So I’ll go with Corel Desert. (+10 nerd points to anyone who knows where it’s from.)
14. Where is your dream vacation?
Someplace warm with little shops to discover during the day, and quaint pubs to relax in at night. Does this place exist? Let me know!
15. Finally, link us to your website, blog, fb, twitter and anything else you might like to shamelessly plug for yourself J
My blog: http://writersquandary.blogspot.com/
My Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AnneNKenny
My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506725083