Beautiful People

Since July is CampNaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to join in on this month’s edition of the Beautiful People blog meme hosted by Cait and Sky. Let’s hit it!

How do you decide which project to work on?

I go by mood. I work on bits and pieces of projects depending on how I feel at the time.

How long does it usually take you to finish a project?

Ha. hahahahahahahahahahaha. For flipping ever. At least for my novels, anyway. For short stories, which I absolutely love to write, it could be about an hour or less.

Do you have any routines to put you in the writing mood?

I’ve actually made a playlist of orchestral music and soundtracks. When I’m distracted by my phone or the internet, I’ll start up this music and my fingers know to type. I recommend the Pacific Rim soundtrack if you’re looking for new writing music.

What time of day do you write best?

At night. Definitely at night. With my preschooler and toddler in the house, I barely have enough time to wash the dishes before the living room is destroyed. So, yeah. I gotta wait until the kiddos head to bed before I can get any work done.

Are there any authors you think you have a similar style to?

According to this website, I seem to write similarly to Raymond Chandler. So now I want to go read all of his novels.

Why did you start writing, and why do you keep writing?

I started writing when I was in grade school so I could get some stories out of my head and onto paper. I recently found a journal written by ten-year-old me, and it has as many short stories as it has diary-style entries.

Today I write to keep my creative juices flowing. I can’t always create a colorful piece of art, but stories can be written anywhere if I have a notebook and a pen or crayon.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve written?

Oh. Just my favorite character’s death scene. I’m still not over it.

Is there a project you want to tackle someday but you don’t feel ready yet?

Well, yes. A sci-fi retelling of Little Women with space dragons and cake.

What writing goals did you make for 2017 and how are they going?

My goal is to finish my Ten Year Novel. And I’ve… barely touched it this year.

Describe your writing process in 3 words or a gif!


 

What about you friends? Are you a writer? I want to know what the hardest thing you’ve written is. And if writing is all around easy for you, tell me about your current WIP!

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11 thoughts on “Beautiful People

  1. For me, the hardest thing to write was my first novel. It felt like it took forever to get the first one done, maybe because I was learning the process as I went. But now that I’ve finished my first one, I don’t feel like it takes me as long to write them. I’m currently working on my third (all as yet unpublished) and am maybe only a quarter of the way there!

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  2. “A sci-fi retelling of Little Women with space dragons and cake.” <— BY THE WAY YOU'RE MY NEW FAVOURITE PERSON OMGGGG PLEASE WRITE THIS SOMEDAY AND I'LL BE YOUR #1 FAN.

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  3. Hello, fellow writer!
    I am so cold-hearted that I did not remember the time I murdered an innocent bean-child until I was reading this post and saw what you said about your favorite character’s death scene. My brain went: “….Oh yeah.” I am sorry for killing him, but I am not as devastated as I feel perhaps I should be. I actually enjoy writing death, and I am not sure if that should be congratulated or concerning.
    Anyway. The hardest thing I have written is probably anything not set in a completely fabricated fantasy world.
    I love your idea for a sci-fi Little Women retelling! How did that idea come to you??? It is so out there. I never would have thought to do that! Good luck with it, when you decide to tackle it!

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