Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jessica's 10 Questions answered!

by Jessica E. Subject

When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?   I write whenever I can. That’s usually when the kids are sleeping and the house is quiet. Most of the time that’s in the morning, but lately I’ve been getting more writing done at night. I write as much as I can, when I can.

Where do you research for your books?   I google everything. I try to get more than one distinct resource for important information. If I still can’t find what I’m looking for, I’ll send a shout-out to my facebook and twitter peeps asking for help. There are a specific few I know I can turn to for certain topics, and recently I met a pilot who’s helping me with one of my current writing projects.

What is your favorite color?   Green. No specific reason. It just has always been my favorite color.

If you could be an animal, what would it be?   A tiger. It is my favorite animal. They’re one of the few cats that actually likes water and they are absolutely gorgeous.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?   I have online critique partners and belong to a local critique group. Both help immensely. I don’t have any set beta readers, but I do have a variety of other authors who are kind enough to take the time to give me their opinion when I ask.

Boxers or briefs?   Does it really matter?

I mean, aren’t they better off anyway? ;)

Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what?   I don’t listen to music while I’m writing, but I do as often as possible. I have a playlist for each story and listen to that music when driving, cleaning, etc. to get into my characters heads. Usually each song I choose for my playlist relates to a character’s personality or something that happens in the story. The playlist includes a lot of different types of music, new and old, but The Veronicas can be guaranteed to be on my playlists.

How do you develop your plots and your characters? Do you use any set formula?   I wait for ideas to come to my head then I write them down in point from. Usually, I plan out the entire plot this way, but as I write the story, it always deviates from the original plan.

If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?   I actually have written a series (not published yet) about aliens arriving on Earth to escape annihilation on their own planet, and their struggle to fit in.

What songs are most played on your mp3 player?   E.T. by Katy Perry, Afraid by Nelly Furtado, Born This Way by Lady Gaga, Come Sail Away by Styx, For Your Entertainment by Adam Lambert, Grenade by Bruno Mars, Like The Sun by RyanDan, Pigeons and Crumbs by Natelie Imbruglia, We’re Gonna Want This Anyway by Lance Bedard and anything by Econoline Crush and The Veronicas

At the end of his obligated commitment to the Space Service, Frey Berger decides to stay on Earth to further experience human emotions rather than return to Ginnun where his intended has already mated with another. Looking for real love and someone to accept him for what he is, Frey enlists in Madame Evangeline’s popular dating service. Although he does not understand the concept of a one-night stand, he hopes to find his perfect mate.
Carrie Cooper’s husband divorced her for someone who could provide him with children, leaving her with little self-confidence and no desire to let a man hurt her again. Her best friend convinces her to join a dating service, claiming Carrie needs to get laid, while not winding up with a broken heart since her date requires no commitment after the night is over.
Although several misunderstandings nearly derail them before the date has even begun, Carrie and Frey end up becoming closer than they ever believed possible. Still, Frey will need to convince Carrie that her perfect mate isn’t human at all, and that one night can lead to a forever love.
Now available from Decadent Publishing


Barbara Elsborg said...

Ooh google - my best friend. I find it very useful too. Someone once asked me where I got inspiration for my sex scenes and I said google - my husband stood right next to me. Oops.

Misa Buckley said...

Google is the writer's friend!

The series sounds fabulous - can't wait to see that come out. Gotta love aliens :D

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Oh I always have to google - even if its trying to find a mountain range LOL.

As you know I loved Celestial Seduction - but I really want to read that series of yours!


Anonymous said...

Loved this. I am also a fan of Google. What would we do without it?

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thanks for visiting!

Barbara - LOL Big oops. Thank goodness guys get over things like that pretty quick. :)

Misa - The first is out on submission and the second one is going to get a revision makeover soon.

Carrie - I've used Google a lot for the story I'm working on right now, plus some awesome Decadent authors have been a huge help.

Diane - We'd make more stuff up and have people calling us on it. LOL

Anonymous said...

Great answers Jess!

I'm always down with Commando! ;-)