Romi Moondi: Before I answer, thank you for letting me do a guest post on your blog; it’s been great following your adventures for the last six months and being amused by your tweets!
Okay to answer your question: writing the second book was a difference experience in every way! It was two and a half years since I’d written the first book, and I’d like to think I learned a lot about writing since then (through reading, reading about writing, and having my work ripped to shreds in critique.), which helped me write faster and also smarter. I still love the first book, but I hope the difference shows with the second!
CTW: You wrote a big chunk of this book in a short time, how did you manage that?
CTW: What did you do to avoid distractions?
CTW: How do you overcome writer's block?
CTW: What was the biggest lesson you have learned from writing the series?
CTW: You are a fellow cat owner. How does your cat help or hinder the writing process?
CTW: We seem to be in a power struggle for ownership of Ryan Gosling. Why do you think you are more deserving than I am to have him star in the film adaptation of one of your books while falling madly in love with you?
RM: This is how I’ve always viewed the Ryan Gosling thing: he’s a shareable and renewable resource! For example, I do not approve of his ongoing (why hasn’t it ended yet?!) relationship with Eva Mendes, but I know in my heart that no matter how much she takes and takes and takes (my god she’s selfish), Ryan Gosling’s love/sex/magic appeal regenerates the way money grows on trees in my mind. In other words, he may be my co-star/love interest at some point in my illustrious career (ha), but that in no way limits your chances to get in on that too. So go get ‘em tiger!
CTW: What piece of advice would you give aspiring authors?
CTW: What is next for your writing career?
CTW: Is there anything else you would like to share?
Thanks again for letting me post here Laura!
About the Author
I am Canadian, and here are some strange personal facts:
- I wore denim-top-to-bottom in high school (there is a direct inverse relationship between how much denim I wore and how few tongues were launched down my throat at school dances...or anywhere in high school at all).
- A homeless lady in New York once told me "You're just a bitch on vacation with no money!"
- I always hated those insufferable couples who would cuddle and make out on the subway... until I became half of one. But now I'm back to being none of one so I hate them again.
The thing I love most in the world is writing. When I first started publishing on Amazon it was my "crazy" humour side ("The Book of Awful," and "NOT Love Poems For Real Life"). Since then, everything has focused on my "Year of the Chick" series, because it's the most important thing to me in the world right now. I guess that would tend to happen, when your writing is inspired by real life, including all the satisfaction and risks that come from that.
My Year of the Chick series can be described as "edgy rom-com," which helps me account for the blunt conversations and mortifying family moments in the book ;-). Book 3 in the Year of the Chick series will be written and released in 2013; until then I have some adventures to go on!
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