Hey everyone! Having a great day? I sure hope so! If not, well, maybe this will make you cheer up. I’m doing a collab with Tess, from Steeplechase (that kinda sounds dumb since there’s only one Tess and Jo on the blogosphere as far as I know but yeah XDD ) And we’re the fauxthors (faux authors) who’s getting together to talk about NaNoWriMo. After some late late laaaaaaaaaate night planning, we got enough questions for both of us to answer. So now, please welcome Tess! (Or you’ll wish you did…)
One more thing. What Tess doesn’t know is that I am not going to be interviewing her. Gale Darn, one of my charries is! (Her name before has been Durnham, but I changed it) Being the doublecrossing sneaky writer I am, I kept it a secret til now. Take it away Gale!
Gale: Heeya, people reading Jo’s blog! *waves* This is the first time she’s ever invited a charrie by special request, especially after my brothers hacked her blog.. twice. I guess I’m the good child. Anyway, let’s start before Jo changes her mind!
What’s a writing snack you refuse to part with?
Cookies. And cheese sticks.
Yumm! I love whatever’s in the fridge XD Mostly cookies.
Where is the place you feel safe to write in?
I feel safe to write wherever people are not looking over my shoulder? And I love to write in public. #extraverted
*shudders* You’re brave. I can’t do anything without crazy Zeke yapping me about it. I hope Jo kills him off.
What’s your #1 writing music?
DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE probably Adam Young Scores BUT THERE’S SO MUCH MORE
Ooh! 😀 I like Country Hymn, it’s awesome!
When is peak writing hour for you?
I would love to say that it’s first thing in the morning. Because that’s when I have time. But I really write best at night. So….11pm?
That explains a lot of things… hm.. all my cool photoshoot ideas are at 11 too! I have no clue why.
Biggest distraction from prep/pep?
Youtube. Chatting people. Little Alchemy. Literally anything but writing. OH LOOK A DOG
Oh, that’s Lola! Come here! Ak! HELP SHE’S ON MEEEEE *is squashed* *comes back*
Have you ever handwritten something sizable?
I wrote…some essays. I haven’t.
I haven’t even written any essays if I can help it they’re terrible.
What’s something you wouldn’t normally do but did anyway merely because that’s what a charrie did?
I started saying “Sweet cheese and crackers!” simply because I made Sasha say it once. No regrets tho.
Hee, that’s funny. I remember someone told me I should stay in the kitchen and bake cookies cause I’ma girl, so I took a cue from Connie Kendall, baked bad cookies, and gave it to him.. where was I going with this?
When do you sleep during Nanowrimo?
In four-hour bursts, especially toward the end of the month.
O_O That’s long naps. Then again, I go in five hours per day cause that’s life. Can’t judge.
How important is worldbuilding?
Ummmm worldbuilding is EVERYTHING. What good is a play without any set? Seriously tho.
You should totally come to Rocky Road, we’ve got the craziest world! Like we have a bookstore/diner, an old barn that’s a lab, and this weird shop I haven’t snooped in since I was 7. I dunno what Jo was thinking..
Who’s your favorite charrie you’ve ever created?
This is SUCH a hard question! If I had to pick just one, then probably Sasha Sokolovsky. She’s really unique, in my opinion.
Aw, I’d love to meet her! I think we’d be good friends. I think I know Jo’s favorite charrie… anyone other than Zeke Darn. *glowers*
Have you ever made yourself cry with your own writing?
Once, when I was a little writing potato. It was the first time I killed a character. And it was sad at the time, but it really isn’t that sad anymore.
That’s sad. Deaths hurt.
Have you ever written a bilingual charrie?
This is a tough question, because my characters tend to sprinkle in foreign words in their dialouge. (It makes it richer.) But technically, the race of wolves I was writing about were Russian (and spoke it) so…Kseniya, Sanya, Pyotr, Nikita, and all the others. I haven’t thought about that in so long, wow.
Ooh, that’s fascinating! I have a neighbor who’ll whip out the most confusing Gaelic I’ve ever heard. He keeps trying to teach me but I can’t get it. Anyway..
What’s the stupidest/most annoying character you’ve ever written?
Oh boy. There was this character in my noveldraft Brother Robin named Clive Clithertoe. You know it’s bad when I hate him. And I’m writing him. And supposedly sympathetic toward him. Spoiler alert: I hated his very soul.
I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL I HATE THIS GUY’S VERY SOUL.
Zeke: Are you talkin’ trash about me, Gale?
Nonsense get lost! Anyhoo, it was nice interviewing ya, Tess! Bring Sasha next time!
And hey, you can see Jo’s interview part on Tess’s blog Steeplechase. Catchy, Tess! Though I’ve never ridden anything but Western. 😛 See ya!
Zeke: *muttering dark threats*
Well, that went well. See ya here next time.