Holy mother of chocolate bars can you believe we are seventeen days into NaNo. Thats's right HALF WAY! Where did the time go? Yup, drooling over keyboards,drinking gallons of coffee, and praying they will show re-runs of Glee all month.
Take that coffee break because the Fantastic sister duo is rocking the house LISA and LAURA! **jumping up and down clapping and then doing a happy dance**
Lisa and Laura Roecker are sisters-turned-writing-partners and their first book THE LIAR SOCIETY releases March 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire.
Laura and Lisa (see how I mix it up so I don't play favorites) I'm so excited to have you here today! It has been a pleasure and tons of laughs to follow your journey. We all eagerly await for your book in March. Thanks for hanging out with us today and answering some burning questions we are all dying to know!
If you want to
Current word count 17,583/50000
Tell us what the name of your NaNo story is BLOODLINES
What is Bloodlines about? Amnesia + An Abduction + Family Secrets + False Identities = BLOODLINES
Why in the world do you NaNo? This is our first time ever trying and honestly it is so much fun. Granted there are two of us, so we flip the document back and forth and aim for 2,000 words a day! The owner of the document has it from midnight to midnight, but we've been known to write past curfew much to the dismay of our husbands.
Do you plan for NaNo or are crazy like me and NaNo on the fly? We tried to do NaNo on the fly, got frustrated and came up with an outline. Now our outline doesn't work anymore and we're back to NaNo on the fly. I'm sure we'll be frustrated any day now and have to adjust our outline. With two writers, writing by the seat of your pants doesn't work as well!
Where did you get the idea for Bloodlines? This idea is a combination of a bunch of random ideas we've gathered over the last few months. We had actually started writing it before November and had to scrap everything and start again. But the characters have all stayed the same and we're super-excited about them. There are sisters in this book--woohoo!
What is your down and dirty tip for upping your word count? It's all in the details. We usually spew out the plot of our chapters and before sending off, read back through and add all of those sensory details that help the reader visualize our scenes. And, although it's near impossible, we've really tried to silence our inner-editors and just put words on the paper. This is tricky, but once you get the hang of it, the words really start to flow. And seeing that number tick up is incredibly motivating! I mean we've never written 17,000 in 10 days before!
Quick it's day thirty at five at night and you have 45,000 words, what are you going to do to finish? Ugh...thinking about this kind of gives me a stomach ache. My biggest fear is wrapping up the novel! I think we'd have to play hot potato on this one, but in a matter of hours. We would each be responsible for 3,000 words and hope for the best!
LiLa I truth or dare you! truth
If you were a character in any story, who would you be and why?
In this story, Laura is most definitely Laney, the nice and sometimes shy sister and Lisa is Rina, independent and bitchy. HA!