3) The shortest first draft I've written (Flower Swallow) took me eleven days. The longest took me about fifteen months.
4) I currently have seven novels in print. Four take place in North Korea, and three take place in the States.
5) I've managed to refrain from killing a character in only one of my novels.
6) The only time I can have songs playing in the background while I work is if I'm writing romance.
7) I've had the same little ASUS laptop for three and a half years, and I'm still thrilled with how it works.
8) I currently have five different writing projects in the works. It's far too many to keep track of at once, and I don't recommend it.
9) I've always considered my muse to be masculine.
10) My husband and I have actually gotten into fights over what one of my characters should do.
11) I always wanted to take a creative writing class in college but was too afraid to submit the portfolio they required to join their program.
12) I won my first writing contest in first grade.
13) I went through several weeks (months?) early on wishing I'd never started writing novels in the first place.
14) I received an email from a reader once that made me cry.
15) Writing is like a bad drug. No matter how far you get in your writing career, you always end up wishing you could do better.
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