Today I'm pleased to introduce you to another participant in Rachael Harrie's Second Platform-Building Crusade: Michelle Merrill. Hello Michelle, thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to learn more about you, so let's get started:
How long have you been writing?
I’d like to say that I’ve dreamt of being a writer my whole life…but that would be a lie. I started writing on January 3, 2010.
What made you want to write?
I blame it entirely on the character’s that took over my mind. The only way to make them stop was to write out what they had to say. More than once my mind was occupied by the ‘fake’ conversation going on in my head while spacing out on the real life one in front of my face. Oh, my poor family and friends.
Do you have any pet peeves while writing?
My pet peeves change but my biggest one right now is if someone touches me. My kids like to sit next me and lean on my arms. It just doesn’t work.
What are your favorite genres to write?
My all time favorite is fantasy. Paranormal takes a close second, though, with contemporary thriller’s just behind.
Quick, you only have five minutes to check one or two writing blogs, which ones would you go to?
Life, the Universe, and Writing by Shallee McArthur.
My Writing Bug by Chantele Sedgwick.
If you could pick the setting of one book to live in, which would it be?
The Copper Isles from Trickster’s Choice.
What's your favorite:
Book-Pride and Prejudice.
Character- Enna from Enna Burning.
Thing about writing- The ability to create.
Time of the day- When the kids are all asleep in their beds.
And last, but not least, do you prefer fruity candy or chocolate?
Fruity. Sour fruity is even better!
Thanks for hanging out with us today, Michelle! And if you haven't met Michelle yet, be sure to stop by her blog and say hello!