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So I'm posting out of order and on a different day than usual for a special reason. I saw this really cool event going on and decided the timing was just too perfect. Deana Barnhart is hosting a Gearing Up to Get an Agent blogfest. Very awesome and timely. I could have waited to post this until Friday but that's the last day of the meet and greet, and since half the point of this is to make new friends and connections in the writing world, I wanted to get this up a little earlier. Hope y'all don't mind that there'll be three posts this week (oh my gosh the world is coming to an end).

And in keeping with the meet and greet portion of our program, here's a little about me. I'm a 27 year old writer, and I live in Denver with lots of books, a husband and a service dog. If I'm not writing, I'm reading, and if I'm not reading, I'm playing a video game, and if I'm not doing any of the above, I'm trying out something less nerdy. I've been writing since I was fourteen but for the last six years I've been concentrating on retelling fairytales about characters with disabilities. It's been a blast.

-Where do you write?

At my desk in my library, surrounded by books. And in restaurants, at the dinner table, on the couch, at a friend's house, or anywhere else where I figure out what happens next.

-Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?

A bookcase full of writing books and my editorial calendar. And a wall.

-Favorite time to write?

Uh, am I supposed to stop writing sometimes?

-Drink of choice while writing?

Vanilla coke. But I had to cut out caffeine so...

-When writing , do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?

No music, no TV. I'm too distractable. On the rare occasion that I'm possessed and I have to have sound, I'll listen to the Lord of the Rings soundtracks. But nothing with words ever.

-What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?

The one that I just finished polishing? Or the one I just thought up and haven't written down yet? I'll go with the first since it's more interesting. I got the idea while sitting in rehab (in a wheelchair) that I wanted to read about fantasy characters like me, so I wrote the first page of what came to be By Wingéd Chair.

-What's your most valuable writing tip?

Just write. It's impossible to edit something that doesn't exist and you'll never get better if you don't practice. Get out of your head and just put pen to paper.

That's it for me. Click here to blog hop.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow when I start my new series Accessible Excerpts.