Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tara Tyler tagged me!

In case you haven't heard, there's a fantastic new book out called POP TRAVEL. And the wonderful author of that book, Tara Tyler has tagged me. So I must answer four questions. Thank you, Tara!

1. How does your writing process work? 
I have a writing process?! I'm a pantser. I start with the idea of a situation and/or a character. Maybe I'll have a few other aspects of the story in mind, but then I just write. I've tried to plot, but my first draft will take me where it wants to take me. Usually that pure creative stream makes sense, and then it's on to revising and editing.

2. What is the hardest part about writing?
Finding the time to write. It's frustrating on the days I only get a few minutes to myself. But then I remind myself that a few minutes is better than none. Every word you write counts. And if you count the business side as part of writing, marketing is definitely the hardest for me.

3. What would you like to try as a writer that you haven't yet?
I would love to try to write a mystery that stumps everyone and has a brilliant ending. I've written mystery subplots, but it's never been my focus, and I don't think they've been incredibly difficult to figure out. 

4. Who are the authors you most admire?
Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Karen Marie Moning, J.K. Rowling, and Richelle Mead. These authors created worlds I still return to in my mind and characters that I continue to carry with me. They are master storytellers. 

Now it's my turn to tag four awesome writers:
T.F. Walsh
Ellie M. Garratt
Julie Flanders
Clare Dugmore


  1. well girl, looks like we like to drop our pants together! haha...

  2. Hi Christine and Tara .. that's great to read the interview - I find fitting in reading challenging .. your books ... for example .. then writing a book at some stage - ??

    Cheers and enjoy the rest of the summer and weekend .. Hilary

  3. Congrats on the tag, and thanks for tagging me... this looks like a lot of fun:)

    I've always wanted to try writing mystery too... give it a go I say.

  4. I love both the premise of Pop Travel and the cover! I also admire many of the same authors that Tara does. I'm wishing Tara huge success on her book and hoping I get to read it soon. :-)

  5. I admire Pantsers. I am so lost by the middle of chapter one that I can never do it that way. I think it's exciting though!

  6. I recently found Karen Moning and fell in love with her as an author. great answers. i have a hard time with finding time to write as well.
    Have a good day!

  7. I usually start with a situation too. Then I write a few chapters before I outline.

  8. Congrats on getting tagged.
    Pop Travel sounds like it could be a great read.

  9. Love the idea of pop travel, wish I'd thought of it!

  10. Thank you all! I have a copy of POP TRAVEL on my computer. Now I just need the time to read it! :)

  11. Thanks for tagging me, Christine! It was fun to read your answers. :)

  12. What a fun way to do a book promo. It was fun to read your answers!

  13. The scooter is fairly sturdy, Christine, I think it is called Pro Rider, I'll let you know how we cope. Think it would be great for you Mother.

  14. I'm going to have to check out Moning and Mead; I'm not familiar with their work. And yep, pantsing is fun :)


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