Thursday, July 11, 2013

Getting to Know You

Thursday's Children creators Rhiann and Kristina are hosting the Like a Virgin Contest. Click here to go to the website for more information. Part of the festivities include the Getting to Know You Blog Hop, where contestants are answering 7 question.

Here are my answers:

1. How do you remember your first kiss?
  This is really sad, but I remember my best friend Kathy more than the boy or the kiss. Lol. Kathy and I were babysitting a neighbor kid. It was a summer night, probably around 11. The kid was in bed. Kathy and I were hanging out in front of the house when a group of neighborhood kids came by. Among them, the boy I liked and had been flirting with. Eventually, Kathy went inside and the others left. Just as the boy started to kiss me we heard a muffled scream and then a grunt. He started to kiss me again, when all of a sudden Kathy comes limping and dirty from the side of the house, past us, and back into the house. She apparently tried to sneak around from the back, so she could spy on us. What she didn’t realize was that the homeowners had dug a huge hole on the side, next to the house, to build a chimney to the basement. Needless to say … she ruined the mood.

2. What was your first favorite love song?  Against All Odds by Phil Collin

3. What’s the first thing you do when you begin writing for the day?  I really don’t have a routine or ritual. 
4. Who’s the first writer who truly inspired you to become a writer?  Don’t roll your eyes, but Stephenie Meyer. I had written a few picture books, but when I read Twilight I became obsessed. I was going through some health issues at the time, it was way to escape. Then I decided to shift my obsession into my own characters.

5. Did the final revision of your first book have the same first chapter it started with?  No. My first chapter changed more times than the rest of the book combined.

6. For your first book, which came first: major characters, plot or setting?  I just started writing and exploring with a couple of characters. I had a setting in mind, but no plot. I wrote a lot, filling a notebook. None of that actually ended up in the book. Also, I wrote the entire first draft in first person and later changed it to third.

7. What’s the first word you want to roll off the tip of someone’s tongue when they think of your writing? Obsessed.

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  1. Cool how some of us have the same answers for various questions! My mom spied on my first kiss, wish there'd been a hole in the yard to teach her a lesson, lol.

  2. That is hilarious!! I can't wait to go around and read everyone's answers.

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for running the contest!

  4. Such a funny first kiss story! Also, I love obsessed - that's a good answer, I think.

  5. Hahaha, I love love love your first kiss story! It really reads like something in a YA novel!!

    1. Thanks! It was a funny, memorable night.

  6. First kiss story almost too funny to be true!

    There's nothing wrong with being inspired by Stephanie Meyer. She was a normal mom who proved to the rest of us that it could be done. That's cool.