Today I’ve decided to join in with Paper Fury’s “Beautiful People” meme – my first time doing so! Generally the questions are regarding the characters, but this edition is about the author’s writing process.
So, let’s have a look into my writing life
it isn’t very interesting!
How do you decide which project to work on?
Picking a project to work on? Um, ahaha… that’s something that I have a lot of trouble with. I don’t tend to work on one at a time because I have too much going on idea wise in my head. I just pick the few I have inspiration for. And then I struggle through them. Even if the inspiration vanishes.
Generally though I pick projects that I know I’ll have fun doing. There’s not much point writing if it’s not really going to be fun. It’ll be challenging, for granted. There’ll be times when I don’t want to write. But I make sure it’s fun regardless.
How long does it usually take you to finish a project?
Which part of the project are we talking about finishing? I can write a novel in a month, or a novella in a fortnight. Gosh, I have no clue about it generally. A few months? A year? Until my snacks run out?
Do you have any routines to put you in the writing mood?
I’m generally in the writing mood, but it definitely helps to put on my music and get a cup of tea. And spend ten minutes reading wattpad stories.
What time of day do you write best?
Night time! I’ve let all my thoughts gather and I’ve gotten inspiration from things that have happened through out the day.
Are there any authors you think you have a similar style to?
In all honesty? I don’t think so. I have an odd writing style, where I ebb deep into the descriptive grounds and then ebb out.
I would like to say Derek Landy, but that only comes through when I’m writing Skulduggery Pleasant fan fictions. heheh.
Why did you start writing, and why do you keep writing?
I actually can’t remember why I started writing generally, but I started seriously writing at 13, after reading a fan fiction and realising that I could do it too. And then one thing lead to another… and now I’m writing original stories.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve written?
Hardest thing? My Skulduggery Pleasant fan fiction. I started writing it after taking a three-ish year break from fan fiction and it felt really weird writing using someone else’s characters. I nearly quit.
I didn’t, but I felt like slightly ashamed to be writing with someone else’s characters.
Is there a project you want to tackle someday but you don’t feel ready yet?
Oh gosh, yes. There’s two. The “Ruby” rewrite, and then the Rudy prequel.
I don’t want to ruin Ruby and I don’t want to write a crappy prequel. I’m not sure I’m ready to write them yet.
What writing goals did you make for 2017 and how are they going?
I had two writing goals:
- Write and publish a book
- Meet an author and talk about writing
I met James Dashner and had a quick chat about writing. And I’m writing a book I think is worthy of publishing.
So I’d say they’re going rather well.
Describe your writing process in 3 words or a gif!
It’s true. Just ask Cath.
Well there we go. My writing life – process – whatever it is. The most important question on how I procrastinate seems to be missing but that’s okay.
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Hope everyone’s had a fantastic week!