Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Two Words and a List

Know what two of an author's favorite words are?


I just typed those on the rough draft of MOU. Now I have an author's least favorite words for you:


I have lots and lots of layering to do on the chapters I wrote during Christmas break. I came in under my estimated word count, but after I layer, I should be there.

Here's a list of things I learned while writing this book:

1) My instinctive writing style is just weird sometimes.
2) My hero has a potty mouth when he's angry.
3) Sometimes, a convoluted plan does come together, even when the author thinks it won't.
4) I have a thing for character names that start with "T" and "C."
5) I can finish a book before a deadline.
6) Sometimes, video games can be a good thing.
7) I have great friends.
8) I didn't forget how to write, despite the nearly twelve-month break from doing so.
9) My hero tends to have a violent streak when the heroine is threatened.
10) My heroine has quite the potty mouth herself.
11) I haven't lost my urge to write, either. The excitement was there -- it was just hiding.
12) Sometimes you don't need a list of six to move on. A list of four can work.
13) The cat gets ticked off when I try to type instead of petting her.
14) Intimacy can move backward, rather than forward.
15) I still love to write.

By the way, I'll be chatting at Fallen Angels Reviews tomorrow night along with other Samhain authors! Come join us!


Nienke said...

Congratulations Linda! Great list too. I've been learning a lot about myself as a writer lately too.

MaryF said...