Thanks to Heather for following my blog. And now to business. I am currently writing on my iPhone so I apologize to those of you actually reading this because there are going to be a few mistakes. And AlaskaEverfall and kindly added me to some list of bloggers she was supposed to collect an I am to answer these questions so here they are!!
1. Do you want to be a full-time writer? If not, what do you want to be?
No writing is just a hobby of mine. I want to be a doctor. The thought of being able to save or help lives just feels amazing to me.
2. Why do you write?
I find it to be a great stress reliever and way to vent out my emotions. And it's basically fun!!
3. What are you strengths/weaknesses in writing?
Oh my god GRAMMAR!! And I like to consider myself good at setting a scene and painting pictures with details.
4. Something you can't stand reading in books? Cheesy romance because I lOve a good romance novel. And Twilight/vampire diaries references. Jeez people lay off the vampires and werewolves.
5. When did you start writing and why?
I've been writing since I think 1st or 2nd grade and I just love makIng up stories. I guesss it was just a good way of expressing myself.
6. Name your top 3 favourite books.
I have way to many to favor one over the other but these are some that I have found myself enjoying through the years(these are in no particular order):
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Ranger's Apprentice Series by John Flanagan
Tintin graphic novels by Hèrge
7. Share an excerpt of your writing with us!
An excerpt from my short, Masquerade:
It's a silent night filled with a sprinkle of the finest stars and a sliver of the purest moon. Sweet harmonies fill the halls and everyone seemed euphoric, drunk on sweet bliss and the most expensive of Parisian champagnes. Enter the halls of anonymity, halls of the masked dance, the halls of masquerade.
8. In the writing/novel/short story/poem you're currently writing, what inspired you?
Well currently I'm on vacation so I haven't really been working on anything and I'm the kind of author who has a lot of projects going on at the same time but for my novel So Yesterday a character is facing troubles with her mother who happens to be very overprotective like my own. She also has a little sister who is terribly annoying like my own.
9. What's one thing you hate about writing/reading?
Cliched moments and grammar. Well I guess that's two things but suck it up invisible readers. I hate it when I see cliched moments and I hate it when I write something cliched. Also grammar because I never bother to go over my work before I publish it but it somewhat bugs me when I see grammar issues in other works. Yeah, I'm pretty hypocritical. Oh and I just remembered one more thing: choppy sentences. I try extremely hard to lengthen mine but when I read something with choppy sentences, I literally cringe.
10. How do you get inspired?
Sometimes ideas just pop into my head like when I'm about to fall asleep or a dream or sometimes in the shower or when I'm just laying on m bed, trying to do my homework. And other times, it's my surroundings. Where I am, what I'm doing, you know all that good stuff.
11. How often do you write?
I try to do a little everyday but since I haven't access to an computer for a good week and I've been slipping in and out of places with phone reception, I haven't writing something for a while.
Well there you have it. Eleven questions answered. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to nominate other bloggrs so AlaskaEverfall, if you're reading this, now what do I do?
And happy fourth of July from San Francisco!! I know it's after the fourth but I had started writing this on the fourth but had to leave to go see fireworks over the Golden Gate Bridge. We left too late to get parking and actually see fireworks over the bridge bridge but I did see fireworks in San Fran!!
Haha!! I'd like see you type that on a phone. And again I apologize to all of my non-existent readers for the grammar errors.
See yah later!
Update 7/8/12: I'm home now and am fixing all errors on a laptop.