So much. Great books, great movies, stellar friends, killer heartbreak, fear, recklessness, cute pets, good music, starry nights.
Oh, absolutely. All writing is hard! :D But, to be specific: there was one scene toward the end of the book that came out quite easy but left me feeling really sad and depleted. Other scenes didn’t necessarily trigger emotional responses but took quite some time to get right.
If I could, I’d fiddle with a book forever. Thankfully, this book’s been printed and now I’m unable to tweak sentence structure and move commas around needlessly. :D
Oh god, impossible question! I’m more of a favorite book kind of girl – I don’t think I could be faithful to just one author! Some very special books: The Secret History (Donna Tartt), The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys (both by Michael Chabon), My Life in Heavy Metal (Steve Almond), Looking for Alaska (John Green), How I Live Now (Meg Rosoff), The Hanged Man (Francesca Lia Block), Franny and Zooey (Salinger), Teach Me (R.A. Nelson), Ghost World (Daniel Clowes), The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides).
I’ve answered this question all wrong, haven’t I?
What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
Oh wow, another tough one. Well, I’m publishing a book. That alone is pretty dreamy.
Where do you hope to take your writing in the future?
Somewhere fearless and deep and moving and funny. Also, I’d love to write a mystery. :D
I’m in the midst of writing my second book for Simon Pulse: Thwarted love! Twins! Rural Connecticut!
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Feel free to visit me at laurenstrasnick.com! Also, download a free excerpt of Nothing Like You here: http://tiny.cc/vJQv5
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