Monday Musings

Mondays aren’t usually my best day–more of a move-slow-and-get-back-in-the-flow-sort of day. But from now on, I’ll be waking you all up bright and early on Mondays with Monday Musings. I’ll be pairing with fellow YA authors, Christine Allen-Riley  and Kirsti Jones, to bring you a mini blog hop every Monday. We’ll all be posting on the same topic and you’ll have a chance to hear how different–or similar–we are. The three of us already have one thing in common–writing YA.

Without further ado, I give you the inaugural Monday Musings…the self interview. Given that I got to choose the questions and only went for the easy ones, I breezed through.

What are your favorite words?  Just and lean. They’re not really my favorites, though my editor might tell you different. They show up a lot in my writing. A lot. Can I help it my characters like to lean on things? They just do.
What are your least favorite words? See above.
What’s your favorite curse word? This is a YA blog, right? So I’d better not say what my real favorite curse word is. Ever see the movie Fantastic Mr. Fox? In it they replace all the curse words with the word “cuss.” So you get lines like, “What the cuss?” and “How the cuss should I know?” When I remember to use it, cuss is my favorite curse. (try saying that 3 times fast).
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I have always wanted to drive a Zamboni–one of those ice resurfacing machines you see at hockey games. I am completely serious. I lean toward perfectionism with a touch of obsessive-compulsive to make it really fun. Watching one of those ice machines pull out when the ice is all faded and scratched, then seeing it drive around and around and all of that disappears in a shiny new surface? Absolutely soothing.
Coffee or tea? Coffee! Preferably flavored, black and heading toward lukewarm.
City or country?  Country or least countrified city. I get a bit stir crazy when I can spit out the window and hit my neighbor’s house. That said, after eight years on the farmette, sometimes I hear the word chicken and wish we were only talking about nuggets.
Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars! That’s why I wanted to have twins and name them Luke and Leia. However, I will admit to enjoying Galaxy Quest on occasion…by Grabthar’s hammer.

If you were a book, which book would you be? There’s a slight discrepancy between what I’d like to be–The Stand or some epic good versus evil–and what I am, which is really more Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Thanks for stopping by. Christine, Kirsti, and I don’t want to be all alone, so go ahead and pick a question and and answer it below. You know you want to.

Speaking of my fine co-bloggers, to pay a visit to Christine, click here. For Kirsti’s blog, click here.

6 thoughts on “Monday Musings

  1. Kris says:

    You know your favorite cuss work is crap…….if that counts as a cuss word. (I haven’t read your blog in ages. Somehow lost my favorites/bookmarked pages on AOL—I think I moved my own cheese and blew them out!)

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