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When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
I’m either blogging, reading, spending time with my friends, or obsessing over a book character lol
How do you discover the books you read?
I’m obsessed with GoodReads. I'm on there almost every day, updating books that I'm reading, reviewing and searching for my next read!
What do you read for pleasure?
Lots and lots of young adult and new adult books of different genres.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is pretty simple. I'm a pantser (not a plotter) so I almost never outline a book before I start writitng a new book. I usually have dozens of ideas written out and I figure out how things are going to unfold as the story unfolds. I try to write every day, but since I'm in college, that can be pretty difficult at times. I try to write 1,000 words a day, if I can. I sit at my desk when I write, blast one of my writing playlists and I drink my coffee/tea while I let the words flow.
How do you deal with writer’s block?
If I'm stuck, I usually crank my music up even louder and sit at my computer until I can come up with a way to plow through the block. Sometimes I'll even look through the notes I have to see if I can pick the pace up a little. If it's really bad writer's block, I'll walk away so I can think about what I want from the scene and what I want to happen afterward. This can take days, or even sometimes a few weeks for me to overcome. It depends on how determined I am and how much time I have to invest.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
The best thing about being a writer is being able to create another reality that I can fall into. I can disappear into another world and be another person. Usually fierce and strong girls who wield cool weapons. Being a writer also gives me the excuse to drink coffee all day; every day. No matter what time it is.
What are you currently working on?
Right now, I’m writing on a New Adult Fantasy that has the potential to be a series. I'm constantly posting pictures of my writing projects on Instagram. You can find character aesthetics and more info there ;)