Megan's here today to tell us all about her latest novel, Everyone Else's Girl. We're celebrating it's UK release, but you can also buy it in the US! (And enter to win it at the bottom of this post....)
What more do I have to tell you about this book other than the fact that goddess writer Meg Cabot said: "Megan Crane rules! Cancel your evening plans: You won't want to stop reading until you've devoured every delicious word."
And if Meg Cabot says that Megan rules, then clearly she does.
So, without further ado, let's hear from Megan!
Tell us about your most recent novel in 25 words or less.
Everyone Else's Girl is the story of Meredith, who must learn to grow up while stuck in her childhood home.
I've been writing as long as I can remember. My first work was an epic tale called "Casey of Petsy" about a talking horse. I was in the first grade. I wrote the story on construction paper with my crayons, and then provided the illustrations. Once I stopped trying to be an artist, I think the writing really started to take off.
What are you working on right now?
I'm working on my fifteenth novel, which is a romance. I'm pretty excited about it--but less excited about the looming deadline!
[nb: Fifteenth!!! Wow! Megan, you are SUCH an inspiration to us other writers out there!!]
How do you fight writer’s block?
I find that a fearless inventory of my bills usually motivates me pretty quickly. But seriously, I can't have writer's block with so many deadlines. So if I hit a wall, it's usually because I don't know my characters well enough, or have tried to do something in the story that isn't organic. So I back up and try again.
What tips would you offer to aspiring writers?
Just write. All the advice in the world won't amount to much until you get those words on paper. You can do it!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Megan! This was so great-- and inspirational! If you can write fifteen books, maybe I can write a third! Or even do the laundry this week. Next time I don't want to do the laundry, I will think: Megan has written fifteen books and STILL does her laundry! What's your excuse??
Megan, you do your own laundry, right?
Anyhoo, let's get to the contest! If you want to enter to win a copy of Megan's latest, Everyone Else's Girl, just leave a comment below. Winners will be announced on March 11.
And don't forget to stock up on all of her older titles, too!