Monica doesn't currently have a writing blog. You may wonder how I know her then? Well, she just happens to be my sister! Yes, one of the many people who influenced me to write.
Maybe together we can convince her to start a writing blog ;)
What made you want to write?
When I realized how much I enjoyed it and that my writing was decent I thought I would give it try. Now stories and characters start running through my head and I have to write them down! Sometimes I feel kind of crazy with all those voices in my head ;-).
Do you have any pet peeves while writing? Any certain music or drink you just have to have to concentrate?
I can't think of any pet peeves and if I listen to any music it is usually classical (it helps organize my thoughts). No food or drink is necessary but ice cream never hurts. (You're perfectly right. Ice cream will most definitely help the thoughts flow!)
What is your favorite thing to write?
Favorite? That's hard to say. My current WIP is a YA fantasy and I am enjoying it. (Woot Woot for fantasy.)
What other genre's do you enjoy writing, if any?
I like writing Picture Books and I have an idea for a Contemparary YA
What is your favorite genre to read?
I lean more toward fantasy but I read books from all different genres.
What is your favorite blog?
Perfecting The Craft of course! (Oh geez I doubt that!) Another good one is writingonthewallblog.blogspot.com (Note: This is probably the real favorite!)
Have you been to a conference? If you've been to more than one, which was your favorite and why?
I have been to a few. I think my favorite so far was a Regional SCBWI Conference.
Which author's do you admire?
Jane Austen is a favorite but I also admire JK. Rowling and Brandon Mull (Agreed)
How often do you write?
I try to write a little bit every day. With a house full of munchkins it can be quite the task, but I find my thoughts flow more freely and I can write more often with a notebook and pen in my hand. Then after the kids go to bed and I can dump everything onto the computer really fast! (I hear ya on the munchkins, but not on the writing by hand. My carpel tunnel already gives me a hard time when I type.)
I want to give a huge thanks to my sister. I had some set backs this week and she came to the rescue late last night! I love reading her writing and did she say contemporary? Bring it on!