What kind of book are you writing?
Extra-terrestrial dystopian science-fiction. A mouthful, isn’t it? In other words, it’s a post-big-war culture on another planet. (A dying one, to be exact.)
Describe your book in 3 words
Sad, strained, and exciting (I hope).
Why did you decide to write a book like that?
I have no idea. Cait started it with something about science out of her book. Then I got the idea…science-fiction… Surely you don’t have to read it to write it, right? I had to put something else in there, though, the “sad” element, because I don’t think I could write a plain action-adventure. (For one I’m not good at action, for two, I think too much, and action-adventures tend to lack on the thinking side of things.)
Action adventures do not lack “thinking”!! I disagree! We may have to discuss this later.
Do you read a lot in the genre that you write?
Nope. I’ve read all of…five science-fiction books. The 3 in the Hunger Games trilogy, and 2 from the City of Ember series.
Is it a hard book to write (plot wise)?
Ah, yes! Horrible. I feel like throwing my plot to the four winds and finding a new one. Cliche. Horrendous. Boring! Help.
What’s one part you’re really looking forward to writing?
Oh… I don’t know. I do know at the end I’m going to go back to Alice, stuck on Earth while her brother is missing (she only just found out). I expect that will be fun. Alice knows how to really stress out.
Is it the beginning of a series?
It’s going to be a start of a trilogy. Prepare for my awesomely named titles: 1: Dark, 2: Fight, 3: Sol. Smart, aren’t I? (Sol was not a typo. As in, the sun.)
Name 3 of your top favourite authors.
Oh, that’s really, really hard. Hmm. I’m thinking of my favourite books, so I’ll go from there. Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games), Julia Golding (Cat Royale), Lene Kaaberbol (Shamer’s Chronicles). I’m not sure they’re my top favourites, but they’re some of my favourites. But of course, what about Lemony Snicket? One of the funniest writers ever…
Why do you like them so much?
Humour. Storyline. Pure awesomeness. That sort of thing. I’m big on humour, thinking material, and an extremely fast plot. Most of those authors write the criteria.
Which do you prefer: old favourite books or new fresh books?
I used to be terrible when it came to reading something new… now I’m still dubious when I pick up a new book, but I like difference and unexpectedness in my reading. So now, my favourites are fresh new books.
Name 3 of your top favourite books.
Shadow Spinner, The Hunger Games (they only count as one, right?) and… Only one more! Cait’s books. She’ll want me to take that out, but don’t get me wrong, she’s amazing.
Ooh! I’m flattered. Skeptical, but flattered.
Do you spend more time reading or writing?
Definitely reading. No doubt about it.
If you could only choose one, reading or writing, which would it be? Why?
Reading. As of yet, I’m not even sure I’m cut out to be a real author. I don’t have patience for editing and rewriting, and I hear that’s a huge part of it. I could read all day, though (providing, of course, it’s a good book.)