What the heck is GUTGAA?
GUTGAA stands for Gearing Up to Get an Agent. It is a blogfest Deana Barnhart started last year in the hopes that those of us striving to reach “agented” status could come together, polish those pitches and have fun at the same time.
The first round for GUTGAA is a meet and greet so here’s my mini bio:
I was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, where I now live. I also lived a few years in the “Low Country,” Charleston, SC. I love traveling to foreign countries, and do so as often as I can. I’m not an English major (my BA is in cultural anthropology), and have never had anything published (unless a letter to the editor counts). I have also never tried to get anything published. But I will be working on that soon.
And here is my Q&A:
Where do you write?
On the bus, on the treadmill (tricky, but I’ve done it), in the park, in the coffee shop, on the couch and at my desk in the sun room. Mostly on the couch and in the sun room, but anywhere is good.
Quick. Go to your writing space, sit down and look to your left. What is the first thing you see?
Window with view of a park!
Favorite time to write?
Depends on the story. If it’s a summer book, during the day. If it’s a dark story, I like to write after dark.
Drink of choice while writing?
When writing, do you listen to music or do you need complete silence?
Depends. I have to have silence if I’m working on something tricky, though I also have music lists for writing. If I’m into it, it doesn’t matter what is going on in audio, though. I’m stuck in the story.
What was your inspiration for your latest manuscript and where did you find it?
What’s your most valuable writing tip?
Revise, revise, and then revise some more.