Yes. I picked myself as the first one to torture to ask to complete the questionnaire. I thought it would only be fair, and give my authors a chance to look over the form before they get it.
For my interviews, I have also included a character of their choice questionnaire. I thought this may give you a chance to have some inside information on a character of their choice. I had a quandary. See I do these on my site every other month for my characters. So I wanted something you could only get from this one, and I looked. I hope you enjoy reading this.
I will try to do reviews on the stories pertaining to the interviewee. But this time, I think I will have someone else review my stories, to give a better perspective. Not really good at reviewing my own things. LOL!
So without further ado, here is my interview:
Can you please tell the people reading this your name? Kittyinaz
Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium? I post in AO3, Fanfiction.net, Fictionpad, TWCS. My preferred is my Website: www.kittyinaz.com
What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee? Tea. Love tea…
What is your favorite beverage of choice? And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients? Actually for me it is SodaStream. It’s a huge joke in my beta group and so on, cause I have spit up my soda’s through my nose at the antics my betas and my group get into.
What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked? Hmmm. I think it has to be when my dad decided that I needed to know how to know my tolerance levels with alcohol. Supposedly, I was a generation that couldn’t handle mine. What he forgot to take in was the fact I am only half Larrick. The other half? Well let’s just say I poured him into bed, cleaned up all the disgusting vodka (which I hate to this day) and went to bed. I still laugh on it.
What foods do you love? Italian. Then Fajitas or Tacos. But definitely Italian.
What is your go to food for comfort? Mac and Cheese. Homemade of course… Then Chicken and Dumplings and HOT banana pudding.
What do you like to snack when writing? Cheese, crackers, pepperoni, apples, anything that is snackable.
Is there a scent that says home to you? Clean linen aka bleach. I associate it with clean and it makes me feel like everything is comfy level. No idea why.
Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever? New one!! Watermelon fermented. Gross!! Before that was skunk.
If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be? Anywhere huh. I’m going to go outside the world, and say I would love to visit Avalon.
If you could go at any point in time, which would it be? I would love to go back to Atlantis. I would like to know what it really is.
What music do you like? All. There is nothing I won’t not listen to.
Is there a genre or song you hate? Hmm. Not really. There is angry music, but there is a time for it. I usually just have to wait until my mood is right, and I find new songs all the time this way. Something I skipped past yesterday would be perfect for today.
Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about: Hmmm. They know I blend my own teas, they know I am a huge music fan. I was an avid book reader, and in fact turned to Fanfiction because I broke my leg and had nothing to read. Sadly most of my favorites have retired, died or are no longer writing.
Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing – I know you’re excited…
Why did you start writing? I was watching Alice, 2009 for the umpteenth time. I had forayed into writing once, and I didn’t do so well. But I was working on something, finishing it while the movie was playing and the song What If by Safety Suit came on. And I wondered, what if during all those times they cut away from our main characters, things were happening to make them closer? I started writing, and the rest they say is history.
What do you enjoy the most about it? The possibilities. The chance that all those stories I tell myself to fall asleep I can come back and visit over and over. I would often change someone in my stories, and explore all the what ifs. Hey, my brain never turns off, this allowed me to go to sleep. Maybe 2-3 hours later.
What do you like least about it? The editing for me. I write rough drafts, and then go back to edit them and add all the stuff that makes them turn from stiff cardboard cut outs to actually being living moving people. I love writing, getting the idea on paper, but editing I feel cuts into that. But for me to try to write another way doesn’t work.
That first time hitting publish, how did you feel? Sooo nervous. But… I told myself, did it matter if I get a review? Nope. I had to decide what I am working for, and it was to get these stories out on paper so I can visit the dreams and the stories themselves. Imagine my surprise that people actually like to read it!
Where do you get your inspiration? Everywhere. A song will prompt a story. Or a dream, or me thinking, what if. Lately I blame Meridian since she seems to whisper to my muses. A LOT. It is a busy place in my brain. Ask my betas. But yes, the world or even my imagination is very rich, there is inspiration everywhere.
What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both? Or another medium? Computer. I can’t write as fast as I can type. When I am writing, it literally is like part of my brain turns off. Or is sidetracked. The words come pouring out to show you guys the movie playing in my head.
Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write? Rough draft. Then I go back to add all the stuff I didn’t type in to make them living. I tried many times to outline, but it never happens. I have given up. I have a whiteboard I write ideas on, and strive to hit them all.
What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)? Music. Even now, I am listening to my iTunes playing. Walking on the Sun by Smash Mouth is playing. When my iTunes was not working was a major issue.
What annoys you the most when you are trying to write? Of all things, my pets. I love them all dearly, and any other time, I pet them, play with them, love on them. But when I am in the mode, it never fails that Connor wants to go out, and for some reason I am the only one in the house he tells this too. Or Morgan comes and lies down on my arm, or sits in front of the screen I am typing in. Tucker walks back and forth or something. Right now, Connor was lying by me, cause when I lean back and check what I have written, I pet him. They are not abandoned or anything, it just seems they pick the perfect time to come mess with me.
If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it? Sad but thrilled. Sad, because I have to leave this story. You pour your time and love into these characters, this story, and now you are done. But at the same time, my OCD relaxes, and I am thrilled to have that Completed next to the story.
What are your favorite fandoms to write? True Blood, Twilight, Alice 2009, Tin Man. But lately, Crossovers are a huge thing with me. I love to pair Bella with different characters and I like to see what she would have been like.
Who are your favorite characters to write? Bella and the male characters.
Why? I have no idea why, but I struggle with the female leads who are not Bella. I think because I connect with her, but yet I want to slap her silly. So I make her more like I would be. Males are sooo easy for me to write.
Who are your least favorite characters to write? Females but Bella
Why? Again, no clue.
What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why? Favorite story? Has to be Tin Man. Why? It is a blending of so much but I grew up with Wizard of Oz playing all the time. Then to see this remake of it, just made the whole idea take off. I am working to finish the none epic stories right now, to allow myself time to work on those like Tin Man.
What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why? What If. When I started it, I was in a bad place. I had so much going on in my life that was wrong, I just couldn’t be happy. So I started to write it. Now, trying to go back to it, I have issues. I don’t like Alice. Not since I wrote ED and realized some things.
Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write? Yes.
Which ones and whom? I research a lot. Hmm. Bella from Free Will is Everything trilogy anyone? The other Bella’s reflect me also. And I am a closet romantic, so my characters are also. Alice in Tea Shope (Or Bella in twilighted Tea Shoppe) is me. Well a lot. I didn’t have her bad experiences, but her family memories are based on mine.
What do you like most about your preferred fandom? The fans and writers. Alice was forgiving, and they helped. But this fandom supports each other so much. Stories are reblogged, and we all acknowledge we lead the readers to each other. I have a Rec pages, and Blogs I love. The stories I rec are heavily hit up each day.
How would you describe your fics? Romantic stories. I am a sucker for romance, and I don’t do the whole build up well I think. But once they are together, I show why the whole love thing works for them, while still working on the plot.
What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first? Hmmm. I have no idea. Really! I know In The End is a favorite, and I will be working on finishing it next period of time. I have 21 stories all WIP, and no idea how many finished, one shots and so on I have. All my stories are on my WordPress as they were meant to be. Click and I do descriptions and have fun. If you join my group, Charissa will give you suggestions.
Now the HARD questions:
If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be? Just do it. Don’t ask yourself the bad things, What if I don’t get any reviews, what if people laugh at me, what if no one reads it. Those are excuses. Decide that you are going to write it to share, and do it. Look at the stats on a story, they give more indications of the story than reviews.
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!!!) Write. I always wanted to, but I lacked the courage to.
What 5 stories would you recommend someone read? Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.
Bored to Death – EricIzMine http://ericizmine.com/ Eric/Sookie
The “Un” Series – California Kat http://californiakat1564.wordpress.com/uninvited/ Eric/Sookie
Pretty Kitty – ficlic78 http://ficlit78.wordpress.com/pretty-kitty/ Eric/Sookie
Dying Series – Mavrosal http://mavrosal.wordpress.com/dying-series/ Eric/Sookie/Godric
Anticipating – Meridian http://addicted2godric.wordpress.com/everything-anticipating/anticipating/ Godric/OC (Cara)
Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer. Umm. No.
Thanks!! I will be turning this in. Please see the next page for the Questionnaire for the Character!
Name of Character: Hades
Story he is in: In The End
Is (s)he an original Character or a series known? An Original Character
Are they in character or Out of Character? n/a
Nickname(s): Lord of the Underworld, God of the Dead, God of Earth Father.
Date of Birth: When the gods were born?!?!?!
Occupation: God, Father.
Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on): 6’1”, Dark Brown, Brown Eyes. Warrior aka runner body type.
Significant other(s): N/A
Best Friend(s): Niall
Enemies(s): Unknown, anyone against his children.
Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings: Nope.
If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be? The Unforgiven by Metallica
What is their favorite Movie? Riddick. Love the themes in it.
What is something that the fans don’t know about your character? He is caring, fatherly person, who has so much pain in his life because of wish to have a child. He doesn’t regret any of it, taking joy in his son, and the mates of his son. He considers them all his children, and nothing will ever make him give them up. He will battle the universe itself to keep them all safe.
Thanks for reading the interview. I will see who I can get to review my stories, and I will see you next week!