Hello, folks! It’s time yet again for Beautiful People, and *gasps* it’s not about my characters.
It’s about me.
Now that we’re not so furious about not being able to see into my characters’ lives (you have calmed down, right?… Right??), let’s look at the questions.
How do you decide which project to work on?
Hahaha. I don’t. An idea pops into my head and nags me until I write it down. So, my projects generally decide to work on me.
I usually work on something until 1) a new, shiny idea starts nagging me, or 2) the story thing just isn’t working. Recently, though, I’ve really been trying to focus and actually finish.
I’m currently working on a MG novel, a Snow White retelling, and a couple of pieces of flash fiction.
How long does it usually take you to finish a project?
Honestly, I haven’t finished that many projects. I mean, I’ve written some short stories and some flash fiction and one short MG thing (novel? novella?? It doesn’t matter, no one’s ever seeing it), but I never really kept track of how long it took to write them.
Do you have any routines to put you in the writing mood?
Ehh, usually not. Sometimes I’ll listen to music. But, for the most part, I just need to make myself sit down and write.
What time of day do you write best?
Anytime after breakfast. Usually after lunch.
Are there any authors you think you have a similar style to?
Not really. When I first started writing, I basically copied the style of whatever series I was obsessed with at the moment. It was mostly C.S. Lewis-ish fantasy and positively dreadful fairy tales in the style of the Brothers Grimm (hahaha I tried).
Now, I can’t think of anyone I’m similar to. I mean, I’m sure there’s someone, but it’s the middle of Nano. My brain is shot. Sorry.
Why did you start writing, and why do you keep writing?
I can’t remember the exact reason I started writing, but I think it was probably because, from a very young age, I was immersed in stories. I loved them.
The short answer is, I keep writing because I love it.
I don’t know what the long answer is.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve written?
The Snow White retelling I’m writing right now. Just getting from one point to another is… just… *headdesk*
I don’t know if that’s the hardest thing I’ve ever written, but it’s been a stinker.
Is there a project you want to tackle someday but you don’t feel ready yet?
I’d have to say no. I haven’t had any big, scary ideas lately, and I started tackling a pretty major project a few months back.
What writing goals did you make for 2017 and how are they going?
I didn’t… actually… make writing goals. O.o I know. I’m positively dreadful.
But my current writing goals for the year are:
Win Camp Nano and finish my Snow White project.
Enter the Rooglewood Press contest.
Work on Project Supernova.
Aaand… that’s it.
Describe your writing process in three words or a gif!
Are you doing Beautiful People this month? If you are, be sure to leave your link in the comments!
Can any of you relate to my writing process?