The ever wonderful Cait @ Paper Fury is hosting the Meme Beautiful People again – which is normally about us writers..well…writing. BUT this one is a special edition where you get to learn about ME. Aren’t you just the luckiest??? Here, have a unicorn cupcake!
Now, all jokes aside Cait and her cohost have come up with some questions to better aquaint yourselves with our fellow writers, should you be interested in the exact amount of slacking that I do (which is a LOT if we are being totally honest).
1. How do you decide which project to work on?
I like to jump between projects according to my mood which is SO GREAT because I usually end up forgetting ALL THE THINGS. Sarcasm. That was it. Forgetting everything isn’t all it’s rumored to be. Sometimes it’s great, buy only if I managed to get a full first draft done. Then it can really come in handy!
2. How long does it usually take you to finish a project?
HAHA. Please don’t ask me that. I’ll just put a paper bag over my head and hide. I’ll be over here in the corner if you need me. It takes me SO LONG. I’ve only ever ‘finished’ one project laughs nervously. MY ATTENTION SPAN IS SHORT OKAY.
3. Do you have any routines to put you in the writing mood?
As previously established I am a smol frosting bowl of chaos. I don’t make myself get in the mood. I just write when I’m in the mood, which can limit my writing time a lot because I’m often in the mood when I’m working and I might get fired if all I did at work was write outlandish fantasy novels. WHAT IS THIS WORLD.
4. What time of day do you write best?
Usually in the mornings or the middle of the day!
5. Are there any authors you think you have a similar style to?
UM. If I answer that the pressure will be ON. Like. More than on. I can’t handle that pressure. nervous laughter I CAN, however tell you whose writing I WANT to be similar to! That shall do. I love V. E. Schwab’s writing style and Leigh Bardugo bit I’d also love a tinge of S. J. Maas. REACHING HIGH I KNOW. The sky is the limit….right???
6. Why did you start writing, and why do you keep writing?
I started writing because I had stories in my heart that I wanted to tell. My imagination has always been extremely vivid. I still remember playing make believe as a kid, and when I would look back on those times, I wouldn’t remember me playing make believe, but rather me on whatever adventure I had thought up. It always felt so real and so palpable. I keep writing because it makes me happy. I simply can’t describe the feeling of elation when I am so immersed in writing a scene that I forget I am writing, and it is as if there is a movie playing in my head. After the fact, I can’t remember the actual words I’ve written, but I feel so light and full of magic.
SORRY FOR ALL THAT SAP. Things got real there.
7. What’s the hardest thing you’ve written?
Um. For me, real-feeling character development is tricky! I want a character to start out one way and end another. But. HOW. Hooooowwwww. That is all!
8. Is there a project you want to tackle someday but you don’t feel ready yet?
I had started writing this super complex high fantasy and ended up with over 50k words but it’s not even halfway done. Ha. I abandoned it and came back and realised that the amount of times my protagonist ends up unconscious one way or another is almost comical. I am scared of that draft now. DON’T MAKE ME DEAL WITH IT PLEASE.
9. What writing goals did you make for 2017 and how are they going?
I made it a goal to edit No Such Thing as Never, BUT instead I am editing Feathers Black because WUT ARE RULES. Nonexistent I tell you!!
10. Describe your writing process in 3 words or a gif!
So now that you know all of my deep dark secrets, TELL ME ALL OF YOURS. Just kidding. Only slightly.