This is Sari. I met her during the Second Writer's Platform Crusade. It was fun getting to know her and I'm excited to learn more about her today.
On Sari's awesome blog she says, "Welcome. My name is Sari and my dream is to work with books, whether it be to publish one of my own or to help others publish theirs. I am currently doing a post-graduate diploma in publishing and editing, and have completed the first draft of my first novel, a YA fantasy. I hope you enjoy it here."
Awesome right? I think so. That's totally cool that she's working on getting her post-graduate diploma in publishing and editing. And she write's fantasy. Enough said :)
So Sari, how long have you been writing?
I've been writing seriously for about four years, but I've always loved to write. I still have a floppy disk (!!) from when I was around ten with a novel I started called The Thunderstorm at the Camp. I was very imaginitive back then.
(You have a floppy disk? That's classic! How do you get info off it? My computer would just die if I tried to shove it in. Goes to show that you really do love to write and you value it enough to keep that first story. Awesome!)
What made you want to write?
This is a hard question! I'm not actually sure. I've always loved to read. LOVED in a big way. When I started writing I didn't have hundreds of story ideas clamouring to be written. I just sat down and started writing one morning when I was bored and out came the start of my novel. So maybe it was a subconscious desire to write?
If you could pick the setting of one book to live in, which would it be?
The first thing that popped into my head when I read this questions was Hogwarts, so I'm going to go with that. I really, really want butterbeer.
(It's a popular place to visit, I hear :))
What's your favorite genre to write?
YA Fantasy. I love being able to make up worlds, and not be constrained by what is real.
Do you have any pet peeves while writing?
My ability to get disctracted and the lack of self-discipline that goes with it. I think for true productivity I would need to shut myself in a bubble with no internet connection and just my laptop. Actually, scratch that, a pen, pad and thesaurus.
(Really? You'd go with a pen and pad? I prefer the laptop, but that's because my wrist's don't like me so much.)
Quick, you have a few minutes to get on the internet, which writing blogs are you going to visit?
This was tough! I tried to keep the list short, but really there's around fifteen blogs that I love to visit every day.
BookEnds blog http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/
Query Shark http://queryshark.blogspot.com/
Nathan Bransford http://blog.nathanbransford.com/
Sarah Fine http://thestrangestsituation.blogspot.com/
(Awesome! I've only been to two of those, but now I'll visit all three. Thanks for the links.)
If you could meet any author, dead or alive, who would it be?
JK Rowling. Oh and John Marsden. Am I allowed two?
(Sure. We'll just say you'd get together with K John Marsling.)
I love them both, and I was (am) obsessed with books written by both of them.
Oh and Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman... ok I'll stop now...
(Haha. That's great that you have so many you'd like to meet.)
Given the choice would you choose...
Mac or PC? PC
Parenthesis or dashes? Parenthesis
Edward, Jacob, Peeta, or Harry Potter? Peeta. But not the one they've cast for the movie (he's a lot hotter in my head). And really I wouldn't choose any of these if that was an option. Give me Dimitri any day.
(Wait, what's Dimitri from? If it's the Dimitri I'm thinking of (Vampire Academy) then I'm totally with you!)
And last, but not least, do you prefer fruity candy or chocolate?
To me candy is like hard sugary lollies. But I don't think that's what you mean by candy is it? I'm going to go with chocolate, but if you do mean hard sugary lollies I'll go with fruity.
(That's hilarious! I've wondered if people thought I had an ulterior meaning behind the fruity candy, but really there is none. I truly am talking about the hard sugary candy.)
Thanks so much Sari for being on my blog today! I had a great time. Be sure to follow Sari at her blog, Confessions of an Aspiring Author.
Have a great weekend!