Hello fellow GUTGAA bloggers! Allow Me To Introduce Myself. I’m Becka, and I write New Adult and Young Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism (and one contemporary YA that snuck in somehow). For the blogfest I’ll be pitching The Nameless Warrior, a New Adult Fantasy about twin sisters. I’m a nuclear chemist in Charleston, SC, and I’m obsessed with custom My Little Ponies (scroll down – I recently posted a Hunger Games pony, and a Dr Who pony). You’ll find out even more by following the introduction link. And now for the GUTGAA questions:
-Where do you write? I write anywhere and everywhere I can. My other obsession is sticky notes, and I carry them everywhere so I can constantly jot down ideas and bits of dialogue. I write by hand, so I’m not a slave to a power outlet
-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see? A wine glass. An empty wine glass.
-Favorite time to write? Late at night. I’m no good early in the morning, but anytime after 10am you can find me with pen in hand. Anytime after 10pm you can find me with a pen in one hand and a wine glass in the other.
-Drink of choice while writing? If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s wine
-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence? Fight scenes require music – I choreograph all of my fight scenes to songs. Any other scene I can take or leave the music, but I do like to have it on in the background.
-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it? The last new thing I wrote was Book of Souls, and the inspiration came from my pondering on reincarnation and whether I’d rather be able to remember my last life or not (I’ve since decided I’m very happy I cannot remember my past lives, because I would end up trying to be the same person each time).
-What’s your most valuable writing tip? Keep sticky notes with you at all times. You never know when inspiration will strike, and they’re sticky, so they’re hard to lose Back when I was a ML for NaNo I gave my Wrimos a pad of sticky notes every year. Those things are invaluable.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about me. I can’t wait to meet you all on your own blogs!