Blog chain time again. This time Abi started the party and I'm up next. It's hard to go so soon in the chain, I have to admit. I need a lot of stewage time for things I'm "putting out there."
Luckily, this didn't require too many brain cells. Abi presented some questions for this round.
1. What writing related things have you done in the past?
2. What WiP's (work in progress) are you working on now?
3. Do you have anything brewing for the future?
4. Are you setting any writing goals or resolutions for 2009?
I think I'm gonna tackle all of them. I mean, it's the new year, I gotta be an overachiever for once. By the time February hits, I'll be back to taking the easy way out, trust me.
And just to spice it up, I'm gonna pretend like it's an interview between me and some fabulously good-looking male writer at Entertainment Weekly. Hey, it's good practice for when I get published, right? Yeah, let's go with that.
EW: What writing related things have you done in the past?
EJ: Well, I've not really done anything. In fact, I hated English in high school and college. I took AP English in hs just to get out of taking it later. No joke. I started writing in November 2007 as an escape from something traumatic that happened to me. With words, I stopped living in a black-and-white world.
EW: What are you working on now?
EJ: What aren't I working on now? Ha ha! No, seriously, I'm currently revising a novel about ghosts. If they weren't already dead, I would kill them. They aren't really cooperating right now, but I'm typing them into submission. That's my January project. In February, I've already slated my writing time to finishing my NaNo novel. I need an ending. And a climax. It's too bad there isn't like a "Stellar Plots R Us" in my neighborhood.
EW: Do you have anything brewing for the future?
EJ: I always have something brewing, baby. Right now, I'm focusing on finishing up revisions and finding an ending for my novel. But I did start a straight YA novel in December. Shocking, I know. No super powers. No cool technology. Nothing. Just high school. But that can be the most dangerous place in the universe, so we'll see.
EW: What are your goals or resolutions for 2009?
EJ: Write everyday. In fact, I already blogged on this. I'm going to add one thing to that list. I'm going to take on PJ Hoover's challenge to read 50 books in 2009. Oh, and HL Dyer posted this on the QT blog, and it pretty much summed up my goals for 2009.
EW: Thanks ElanaJ, for spending time with us today. We look forward to reading your novels in print one day.
EJ: I had such a lovely time with the guy from EW. We ate Drake's coffee cake in a sunny lounge in downtown San Diego. Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful, success-filled year! Check out Terri's post, the next link in the blog chain.