I wanted to do an interview of sorts. I've read some good ones lately. So here's some questions I'll ask myself, and I'd love y'all to write your own answers in the comments :)
When did you start writing?
Um...we had a lot of assemblies in my school. One a week actually, and I entertained myself with writing during these assemblies to keep myself busy. I kept all the snippets in this one book, and I recently found that book. Lol. Good times, lemme tell you. Writing kept my friends and I entertained then, and it gave me a passion to daydream story lines from then on.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I am a YA junkie. I fell in love with reading when I was 11 in the YA section. The section was slim pickin's compared to what is available now. (I would have killed for the selection we have now back then). But, lately I've also been into non-fiction too. Makes me feel like I'm learning something (without tuition rates).
What is your favorite genre to write?
I would say YA, but really, I have interest in doing New Adult as well as YA in the future. I don't really see me branching out of that age group (from 13 to 25) with both male and female protagonists. And more specifically than that, I know I'll always have romance in whatever I write. I'm a sucker for romantic drama/tension.
What is your favorite TV show? Does it echo what you like to read?
I love reality TV show competitions. Right now, I love Platinum Hits, Master Chef, The Voice. Platinum Hits makes me want to learn guitar and grab a notebook and write longhand.
I wouldn't say it echoes what I like to read really. Except for the Hunger Games series, I haven't had much interest in reading about competitions, BUT, there is a competition of sorts in my upcoming YA self-published novel. (woot)
Does music influence your writing? Do you listen to music while you write?
Yes to the first and no to the second. I love listening to music before I write. Hearing about how creative people can be makes me SO excited to be creative myself. So before I write, I love to have a listening session.
I can't listen to music when I write though. Hearing other people's words in my head hinder me from creating my own. Shrug, I won't count it out though in the future.
Just to clear things up, I always end with a song to write by, which may not make sense when you hear I don't write to music, but these are songs I use to get in the mood to write scenes. They're my warm-up jams.
Now to leave you with another song to write by, “I'm Not the Enemy” by Lina. I used to like this song more, but it's still a nice mellow song.