Hello darlings, it’s time for another tag!
This one looks like a lot of fun! Thanks so much to my lovely friend Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner for tagging me and of course, special thanks to the original creator Bree Dawn @ The Long Voyage! Now without further ado…
- Link and thank the blogger who tagged you.
- Include the graphic somewhere in the post (or make your own!)
- Answer the questions truthfully and honestly.
- Tag 3 bloggers.
…started a novel that I did not finish.
Of course. 100 percent. Yes, to infinity. This is my whole identity as a writer that I’m feeling so attacked right now, lol! 😀 But my goal for this year is to try and change that! My WIP is coming along, slowly but surely.
…written a story completely by hand.
Yes! When I was younger all I would do was write by hand. I wrote a lot of short stories and drabbles and those I was ALWAYS able to finish.
Because they were like only a few pages and then they were done.
…changed tenses midway through a story.
Yes I admit to doing this. I was writing a story in present tense once but it just wasn’t clicking so I changed it to past. Now I find I prefer to write in past tense.
…not researched anything before starting a story.
No, probably not lol. I always do at least a little bit of research because
I am a perfectionist who gets hung up on the little things I don’t like having to go back and fix things. I like to keep pressing forward but the more I write the more I learn that writing IS editing. Editing IS writing. They are like conjoined twins and I’m training my brain now to accept this.
…changed my protagonist’s name halfway through a draft.
No, I don’t think I have actually done this. What I HAVE done is completely start over and rework the story from the beginning.
You see, perfectionist problems.
…written a story in a month or less.
No, I have never finished an actual story. I believe that is the first step, lol.
…fallen asleep while writing.
Yes, I used to write really really late at night. It was kinda a way for me to wind down after school and whenever anything stressful happened. I was also really shy as a kid so I didn’t want anyone to see me writing
self esteem issues so the only time I could write unencumbered was at night. So yes I did occasionally fall asleep.
…corrected someone’s grammar irl/online.
Yes, I do this to my family all the time. (Sorry, guys. I love you.)
…yelled in all caps at myself in the middle of a novel.
ALL THE TIME. I EVEN DO IT ON MY BLOG. ALL. THE. TIME.
…used “I’m writing” as an excuse.
Yes, and I’m proud of it. If I’m gonna make this dream work I gotta put the time in. (Sorry, friends. I love you and thank you for understanding.)
…killed a character who was based on someone I know in real life.
No, I don’t really base characters off specific people I know in real life. My characters are composites of a bunch of different people, places and things I’ve encountered in my life.
…used pop culture references in a story.
Yeah, I tend too! If it’s applicable.
…written between the hours of 1am and 6am.
Yes, yes pretty dark stuff. Pretty dark stuff. Mood Writing.
…drank an entire pot of coffee while writing.
I really only drink one cup of coffee a day, otherwise I get jittery. I LOVE TEA THOUGH.
…written down dreams to use in potential novels.
Yes, I have vivid dreams and some of them I’ve used in my writing.
…published an unedited story on the internet/Wattpad/blog.
No, I always edit. ALWAYS.
…procrastinated homework because I wanted to write.
Totally. I wrote some of my favorite poems during school hours
when I should have been paying attention. (Sorry, but not sorry.)
…typed so long that my wrists hurt.
YES. When the Muse is really flowing I’ll go and go and go and go. To my detriment sometimes.
…spilled a drink on my laptop while writing.
I do this, like, every other day? (Sorry, laptop. I love you too.)
…forgotten to save my work/draft.
No. No. No. This is my writing equivalent to saving my file on every video game I own a million times.
…finished a novel.
Never. Working on it.
…laughed like an evil villain while writing a scene.
Yes, I have done this. Not going to lie I do this in real life in front of real people sometimes too.
…cried while writing a scene.
Yes, I have done this too. Honestly those are bittersweet moments. On one hand you feel really connected with what you are writing and you are just VIBING but on the other hand you are also crying messy tears all over the place.
…created maps of my fictional worlds.
Yes! I did this recently for my WIP, The Lowell Saga.
…researched something shady for a novel.
Haven’t we all?
Now back to the writing cave!
Till next time,