So I occasionally do these cool character linkups, Beautiful People.
And apparently, this month isn’t characters, it’s about the writing process. How fun is that?
So I’m doing that today. Prepare for rambles and gifs.
How do you decide which project to work on?
Usually it’s a “first come, first serve” sort of thing. But theeeen sometimes I work on more than one at a time and whichever one I happen to be more excited about gets worked on.
So I follow my instincts.
How long does it usually take you to finish a project?
That varies. A lot.
Both of my Odd Team Outs happened fairly quickly. Over a month/three months. And then Blank Mastermind through drafts 1 and 2 was about a year. Short story collection took a year. Amazing Honesty took about 6 months.
And length is another matter entirely.
I’m all over the place, man.
Do you have any routines to put you in the writing mood?
Sitting down at the computer and typing words.
Okay okay, and music. Since I have playlists for different characters/stories on spotify, usually that inspires my creative juices for writing them.
What time of day do you write best?
Sadly, right as I’m supposed to be going to bed.
Since I’m usually doing chores and big sister things during the day, I have all day to think about my writing at the back of my mind, then I sit down at night and really get in the swing of typing things out just when I’m supposed to be going to bed. –sigh- This is a big part of why I’m a night owl.
Are there any authors you think you have a similar style to?
Gordon Korman is pretty much the reason I love writing humor so much. And then Jennifer Neilsen inspired me a lot on character voice/first person narration. Sooo yeah, those are the two that come to mind.
If you guys have other opinions, please let me know. XD
Why did you start writing, and why do you keep writing?
Well, the other option would be not writing and that would be unacceptable.
I started writing because I had a story taking over my brain.
And I keep writing because even better stories take over my brain.
Also I get really very attached to my characters and I couldn’t not write them, honestly.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve written?
Nah, probably Odd Team Out 2, just for how much I had to push myself when I didn’t want to write. NaNoWriMo is brutal, guys.
While Blank Mastermind was exhausting, it was still crazy fun and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
Is there a project you want to tackle someday but you don’t feel ready yet?
I really want to write just an all-humor book. Where there’s not really a villain, it’s the just the situation/concept that provides the concept and it’s just lighthearted and funny.
Honestly, I feel like I’m ready to write that sort of thing, but it’s just that I have no plot . . . XD
-whispers- another thing that I’m not ready for purely for lack of plot would be a Blank Mastermind sequel . . .
What writing goals did you make for 2017 and how are they going?
My goal for the year was to try and write at least 50k words and finish editing. I mean, full-length novel. Should be a good goal, right? Yeah, I’ve written and rewritten 195k words so far this year.
So my goals are going wonderfully, thank you for asking. ❤
Describe your writing process in 3 words or a gif!
Because literally nothing turns out how I expect.
Hope you enjoyed! What’s your writing process? Are you doing Beautiful People?
See ya next time,