What do you love most, or find most difficult, about the writing process?

Goofing around with my friend Justine Larbalstier
I love solving the problems of character and plot. I adore dipping into the flow of language and weaving the narrative together so that it brings the story to life in a reader’s heart. Revision is one of my favorite things in the world because making my story stronger makes me feel good. But I have to admit—I cringe at the thought of writing a first draft. That’s when all my demons slither out and whisper nasty things to me.