The final event in the She's So Money Week is this guest blog by Cherry Cheva. Enjoy!
Hello everyone! So I was trying to decide whether to be interviewed here or do a guest blog, and it occurred to me that I could sort of do both and interview myself. So this might be cool or it might be a disaster, but either way we're about to find out. Here goes!
Hi, me. How's it going?
Good, thanks. Good first question.
So your book "She's So Money" involves an elaborate cheating ring. Did you ever cheat in high school?
Nope, I don't think I ever did anything even close to cheating in high school. In college, I definitely lied to get a deadline extension on at least one occasion. Like there was this one group project that none of us even bothered to start writing until the night before, and we were like okay, we can pull an all-nighter, no problem, and then a few hours in, it became apparent that there was no way in hell we were gonna finish it by morning, so we made up some story about how, in trying to splice different files together of all the different parts of the paper, we managed to crash the computer and erase everything, and we spent all this time trying to get our stories straight, and it ended up sounding totally lame and not believable anyway, and we were nervous it wouldn't work, and then when it actually came to telling the TA and asking for an extension, the TA just sort of half-listened and then was just like "yeah, sure, whatever, you can have an extra day" and it was all very anti-climactic.
What's your typical writing day like?
Let's see, usually I roll into the office and work with all the other Family Guy writers on whatever we're doing that day; it can be breaking a story, where we sit around and try to figure out the general plotline of an episode, or rewriting a script, or rewriting just certain jokes in a script. If it's a weekend and I'm working on a book, I wake up and procrastinate as much as possible with coffee and the internet and whatever TV shows are stacked up on the DVR, and then by this time it's usually late afternoon and I'll panic and start writing something.
What's your next book about?
Shhhhh, it's a secret. Well, probably not, but it's still early enough that I don't wanna get all into it yet. But it will have pages. And words. And okay, okay, a sassy female protagonist.
A little while back, were they filming Joss Whedon's new show "Dollhouse" right outside your window and did you think this was cool even though you've lived in LA a while now and should probably be jaded about stuff like that?
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