This has been an interview I have been wanting to read and do for a long time!!!!
Can you please tell the people reading this your name?
Texanlady. I have had my fair share of hate mail over the years, and more than a few threats, so I don’t feel comfortable giving out my real name.
Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?
On my blogspot. Nyc posts everytihing, so I’m not sure what medium she uses. I’m not very good with technology. I just write it.
What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?
Iced sweet tea. Every Texan drinks it.
What is your favorite beverage of choice? And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?
I don’t drink alcohol anymore, and my all time favorite drink is a root beer float.
What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?
I tried trashcan punch at a college party once. Vomited all over my date. Shame. He was so hot. Needless to say he didn’t ask for another date.
What foods do you love?
Anything with meat pretty much.
What is your go to food for comfort?
Buttered spaghetti. My mom made it for me when I was little, and it is what I always want when I’m sick or upset.
What do you like to snack when writing?
No food when writing. It messes with my flow.
Is there a scent that says home to you?
Horse manure. When I smell it I remember all the good memories I’ve had with my family in the barn. We spent far more time there than inside the house.
Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever?
If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be?
If you could go at any point in time, which would it be?
When I was 13.
What music do you like?
Blues is my all time favorite.
Is there a genre or song you hate?
Pretty much any of the crap coming out nowadays. I don’t think music should be made by computers. Give me a singer with a mic with a pianist and I’m happy.
Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:
I’m obsessed with Etsy.
Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing – I know you’re excited…
Why did you start writing?
Elementary school. I wrote my first short story in 5th grade.
What do you enjoy the most about it?
That I can make anything happen.
What do you like least about it?
Writer’s block. She be a heartless bitch.
That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?
Proud. Good or bad, I’d put myself out there. It takes courage.
Where do you get your inspiration?
What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both? Or another medium?
I write my ideas down in a little journal, but when it comes to putting chapters together I take out my laptop and have at.
Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write?
I pretty much just write. I take the ideas from my pocket journal and run with them.
What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?
I listen to music.
What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?
If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?
What are your favorite fandoms to write?
Pretty much True Blood. I would like to work in other fandoms, but since I’m trying to get my original novel finished I don’t have time to branch out.
Who are your favorite characters to write?
Because he’s a drop dead sexy Nordic god.
Who are your least favorite characters to write?
He’s such a rat.
What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?
My favorite story I wrote was my Sookie Tortures a Viking series. Most of it was hot and sultry, but the last installment meant a great deal to me.
What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?
The scene in TA where Eric tries to force Sookie into wanting him and triggers her memories of being molested. It took me to a dark place.
Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?
A great deal.
Which ones and whom?
It’s more in my original characters. In my True Blood stories I’m trying to keep them as true to their characters as possible, but in my own work I base many of my characters off of family and friends.
What do you like most about your preferred fandom?
Did I mention how sexy Alexander Skarsgard is?
How would you describe your fics?
Sex and angst.
What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?
Now the HARD questions:
If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?
Make sure you are writing for the right reasons. If you’re writing for reviews or money you won’t last. The nasty things people say will have you hightailing it with your tail tucked between your legs. So write what YOU want, and share it with others. As long as you’re enjoying the story you’re telling that is all that matters.
If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say? (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)
It gets better.
What 5 stories would you recommend someone read? Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.
All the stories I would recommend were taken down. I haven’t had the chance to read much fanfiction in the past year.
Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer.
Why do I write, and I write because it not only makes me happier, but it makes my world better.
Name of Character: Lafayette
Story he is in: The Arrangement
Is (s)he an original Character or a series known? Known
Are they in character or Out of Character? In character
Date of Birth: Unknown
Occupation: Whatever I need to do!
Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on): Sexy ass mother fucker!
Significant other(s): As many as I can get!
Best Friend(s): Sookie
Enemies(s): Anyone who says I have poor fashion sense
Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings: Earrings.
If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be? It’s Raiining Men.
What is their favorite Movie? To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar!
What is something that the fans don’t know about your character? He’s afraid of dolls.
To say I was thrilled to get this as well as answers to my emails, I fangirled. What can I say, anytime I talk with any of the awesome ladies of our wonderful fandom, I am thrilled. To say this is one of the most welcoming fandoms out there is just a tip of the iceberg!
Thanks for reading!