A few weeks ago, I entered the Like a Virgin Pitch Contest, hosted by the lovely and talented Kristina Perez and Rhiann Wynn-Nolet. To my genuine surprise, I made it into Round One.
Being a virgin, I didn’t have a blog–until last night.
So, without further ado, here are my answers to the Like a Virgin “Getting to Know You” blog hop questions:
Q: How do you remember your first kiss?
A: I remember it very well, thank you.
Q: What was your first favorite love song?
A: Oh, dear. Now THIS will date me. After being dropped off from kindergarten carpool, I vividly remember exiting a Ford station wagon and singing at the top of my four year old lungs, Linda Ronstadt’s 1977 hit, It’s So Easy (To Fall In Love). My first teenage love song was INXS’ Never Tear Us Apart (1988). The song came out the summer before my 15th birthday. Sitting on my parent’s basement floor, I saw the video on MTV, and I thought, hmmm, this would make a fantastic wedding song. In 2000, my future husband agreed.
Q: What’s the first thing you do when you begin writing for the day?
A: The initial part of my writing process is a pre-writing brain warm-up. I get in a good 40 to 60 minute workout, either outside or at the gym. It’s when I do my best brainstorming.
Q: Who’s the first writer who truly inspired you to become a writer?
A: Actually, I wasn’t inspired by one particular writer. I was inspired by a movie and an experience. The movie was, The Highlander. The experience was a writing assignment in sixth grade English, because English teachers rock.
Q: Did the final revision of your first book have the same first chapter it started with?
A: No. I chopped the first 30 pages or so.
Q: For your first book, which came first: major characters, plot or setting?
A: Major characters.
Q: What’s the first word you want to roll off the tip of someone’s tongue when they think of your writing?
**** And a shout out to Mara Rae at http://www.scribblebabble.blogspot.com/ whose linky link I copied and pasted because I am a blogger virgin and didn’t know how to do it. You are a rockstar!