#THEWRITERSTAG | i switched (again)???

Sunday, April 9, 2017


So, I’m not writing that super cool element novel for Camp NaNo anymore.


I’m gonna work on The Rose’s Shadow.


*cue explosion*


Yeah, I know. I keep on switching novels!!! But, hey, I’m actually gonna keep this one (hopefully…).


Any who, I’m going to write that super cool element novel in July!! I’ve decided to save all that awesomeness for Camp NaNo in July, so...yeah!! I figured out that I kinda needed some time to prepare and plot and research.

Anyhow, Cait (the super cool person blogging over @ Paper Fury) did #TheWritersTag yesterday!! And, I gotta tell you, oh my word I just NEEDED to do it as soon as I read it. THE QUESTIONS OH THE QUESTIONS IN ALL THEIR GLORY.

Like Cait said, feel free to use the tag if you want to, but make sure to link back to the hashtag on twitter!!

1.   WHAT GENRES, STYLES, AND TOPICS DO YOU WRITE ABOUT?


I write fantasy, contemporary, historical, and medieval fantasy in genres.


In styles, I write in either 1st or 3rd person, and present or past tense. Usually, if I am writing in 1st POV, I am using present tense, and if I am writing in 3rd POV, I am using past tense. I switch it around sometimes, though.


In topics, I write about life, love, God...pretty much anything that comes to my mind. It also depends greatly on the story’s plot and characters.


2.   HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WRITING?


I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. But, from the time I was 7 to when I was 9, a young lady named Corinne lived with my grandparents and worked on their farm for them, and we would go over there at least four times a week. I used to spend hours taking drawing lessons from Corinne, talking with her, and we loved to lie out in the tall grass or play with the baby goats in the summer.


I also loved to come up with my own little stories and make illustrations for them, so, Corinne taught me how to write down my own stories on white printer paper and staple them in a fashion that they looked like a book.


I think my first one was about a princess who ran away to find her destiny. After that, I made many more about dragons, magical trees in the middle of a dark forest, and little boys bringing dinosaurs home as pets! I started writing fantasy, and I guess that is really the genre that really calls to me.

So...5 years I’ve been writing. But, I did not start taking writing seriously until I was 11, a bit more than a year ago, when I started blogging.


3.   WHY DO YOU WRITE?


I write for me, and I write for God. I write to use my talent to serve and bring joy to other people in the world. I write because I love it, and I write because I need to sometimes escape from my own world in another way than my favorite book (because, I’m not lying, I read so much it’s unhealthy). I write for the sake of writing.

Plus, I can’t really express my feelings unless it’s through writing. My mom receives many notes expressing my inner deepest thoughts because *coughcough* I cannot speak them out loud.



4.   WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO WRITE?

Anytime after 8:00pm. It’s when the ideas and inspiration come!!



5.   PARTS OF WRITING YOU LOVE VS PARTS YOU HATE?
  • When everything just makes sense and you get, like, 3,000 words down at one time.
  • WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR NOVEL #best.feeling.ever
  • When you PUBLISH YOUR NOVEL. I’ve only done it once, but oh, it felt so good.

  • When you get writer’s block. #worst.feeling.ever
  • When you just can’t anymore but you want to so bad. IT’S LIKE, “MY FINGERS ARE KILLING ME BUT I MUST WRITE!!!”
  • When you have so much editing to do and it’s killing you. #iHateEditing


6.   HOW DO YOU OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK?

Simple -- I don’t. Seriously, I just go read books. Books have all the answers.

7.   ARE YOU WORKING ON SOMETHING RIGHT NOW?

Ahem, as a matter of fact, I am. I am right now working on The Rose’s Shadow, a Beauty and the Beast retelling. LET THERE BE SWORD FIGHTS, AND DRAGONS, AND TALKING TEACUPS!!!!

8.   WRITING GOALS THIS YEAR?

  • Finish and send The Rose’s Shadow to beta-reader’s. I already have some alpha readers reading as I write, so next is betas!
  • Write 5k in a day.
  • Learn how to write a proposal to an agent and possibly write one? This one will be...hard. Very hard. But, I SHALL (try) TO DO IT.
Are you tired of me switching WIPs? (Sorry!) Are you doing Camp NaNo? If so, watcha workin' on? How far have you gotten? What's your word count goal?

8 comments :

  1. Bad Anika! Why do you switch so much??? XD :P

    And this tag is so cool! I feel like doing it but I NEED TO WRITE, NOT TALK ABOUT WRITING. XD

    And OOH betas. *wiggles eyebrows*

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    1. *cries* I'M SO SORRY!!!

      It is! YES YOU MUST WRITE. THEN DO THE TAG. ALTERNATE BETWEEN WRITING AND POSTING. :P ;)

      Yep...betas. *wink*

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  2. OH CAN I DO THIS TAG? It was fun to read your answers! I loved making "books" when I was little with the stapler.

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    1. OH YOU SHOULD DO THIS TAG. Thanks, Josie!! I loved doing that too. I can't remember when I stopped doing it...hm. :)

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  3. Hey there!
    I;m Jaidyn Elise, and I just went and introduced myself on your about me page, if you wanna go chat over there..... thanks!
    ;)
    In Christ,
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. Hi, Jaidyn Elise! Yep! I saw your comment and replied! Thanks for wanting to chat! I love comment-chatting. Don't you? ;) :D

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  4. Oh my word, we are like the same person!!! Switching is my favorite but at the same time my least favorite?! Explain me this?!

    Have fun writing!

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    1. Wow, we are!! I love to switch...but, I think this is the last time I will this month. ;) Ugh, yes, I hate switching but I also love it. I CANNOT EXPLAIN IT. IT IS LIKE A NATURAL INSTINCT.

      Thanks! You, too. :)

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