Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NaNo interview with Lisa and Laura Roecker

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.


Website: www.lisaandlauraroecker.com
Blog: http://lisa-laura.blogspot.com


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 spy on buddy LiLa their NaNo username is LisaLaura

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!


Thanks ladies!

10 comments:

lbdiamond said...

I can't imagine what it would be like to write a book with someone!

Great interview!

:D

Lisa and Laura said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the interview Kerri! Linking on our blog now!

Lydia Kang said...

Great interview! So cool to see how two people can write one novel!

Elana Johnson said...

Dude, my nickname in high school was Laney, I'm not even kidding. Awesome!

ckdroid said...

good interview honey. LiLa are 2 talented people.

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

This was great. We love our LiLa and Bloodlines sounds fab.

Lucille said...

I have been into kerris blog alot lately. I find all you writers very interesting and hope to get to read some of your newest books. Good luck on your writing and hit that goal girls. Get the coffee going and the mind thinking. Reading some of Kerris books that she is writing and i cant put them down. Hope to read all of yours GOOD Luck and get writing.

Lucille said...

I have been into kerris blog alot lately. I find all you writers very interesting and hope to get to read some of your newest books. Good luck on your writing and hit that goal girls. Get the coffee going and the mind thinking. Reading some of Kerris books that she is writing and i cant put them down. Hope to read all of yours GOOD Luck and get writing.

Brenda Drake said...

Great interview and it was fun getting to know how LiLa write together. Bloodline sounds interesting! Wonderful job, Kerri! :D