And now, the second exciting installment of Ask Me Anything, featuring yet more questions and answers! Hooray.
So, let’s get right down to it with the first question:
Question #1: Do you like Chicago style pizza? If so, where’s the best place you have had it? -Bridget R.
I must confess, Bridget, to an Awful Truth.
Despite having lived in Chicago for nearly seven years, I have never actually had real Chicago-style pizza.
*SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME*
As it turns out, my pizza tastes are remarkably simple, and even the tomato-sauce-and-cheese-on-cardboard offerings of Little Caesar’s delight my plebeian tastebuds.
With that said, if anyone out there in Internet Land has any recommendations for good places to get Chicago-style pizza (answers we will not accept: “Chicago! :D”), do enlighten us in the comments so Bridget may have her answer.
I, in the meantime, will go back to slathering pizza sauce on a rock and calling it “crispy crust.”
Question #2: Do you ever get tempted to write something extremely raunchy? -Vanessa
During the course of my illustrious fanfiction career, I took part in several literary endeavors that involved characters divesting themselves of clothing and conducting in-depth investigations of one another’s nether regions. These investigations were pretty explicit, but even then, I tended to avoid the usage of anatomical words, I guess because such words have always just sounded a bit tacky to me.
With that said, it’s pretty challenging to write sex scenes without ever mentioning the body parts in question, so I hold no ill will towards those who make use of anatomical terms in order to ensure that the reader can actually tell what’s going on in a scene. For me, though, I prefer to avoid such words as “cock,” “love rod,” and “pulsing member,” as such phrases cause the 12-year-old in me to rise up and burst into pants-wettingly hysterical laughter.
Maturity is overrated.
Also, my grandmother reads all my books, and while she’s a very open-minded lady who probably knows that sex exists, I’m not sure I’d ever be able to look her in the eye again if she had to read my detailed descriptions of man-parts and spurting fluids.
Is there anything wrong with writing about aforementioned man-parts and spurting fluids? Nothing at all. Just not my cup of tea.
…so to speak. Ewww.
And that wraps up this very mature edition of Ask Me Anything. If you’ve got a question you’d like me to answer, head over to my Contact page and send it along. And don’t forget to like me on Facebook for a chance to win a signed, advance reader copy of Chosen, something I haven’t mentioned on this blog for at least 24 hours.
Until next time~~~~!