This month is all about the writers, which, hey I love talking about myself so this is perfect! XD
- How do you decide which project to work on? Usually, I choose to work on whatever is calling to me, whatever sounds the most fun. The projects I’m drawn to more than the others. There’s always something that I just can’t get out of my head so I know that’s what I should focus on.
- How long does it usually take you to finish a project? Depends. I usually give myself the time frame of a month for whatever I’m working on but I’ve been known to push myself too hard so I’ve been trying to relax on that. Not every draft can be finished in a month. But say the first draft to final, ready to query draft, over a year to get through all the drafts and get feedback and let it sit between drafts. Probably usually a year and a half or more.
- Do you have any routines to put you in the writing mood? Not really actually. I think, at this point, I’ve just been doing it for so long there are no like rituals and routines anymore. I just sit down and write. Sometimes, if I’m struggling, there’s more to it. Putting on a playlist to get me in the right mood. I also like to take a walk before I start writing, especially when I’m stuck, I spend the walk visualizing what is going to happen in the novel that day and get myself in the mood. But even that, it’s not something I do all the time.
- What time of day do you write best? That is a conundrum of sorts because it’s complicated. I do my best writing early in the morning and late at night which can be troublesome.
- Are there any authors you think you have a similar style to? I hate this question, honestly. I don’t know. Ask my beta readers!
- Why did you start writing, and why do you keep writing? Because I love stories and I can’t imagine doing anything else ever. I started writing because I had an awesome idea for a novel and I keep writing because I still have awesome ideas and when I’m not writing I feel like I’m going insane.
- What’s the hardest thing you’ve written? Ugh. I don’t know. The most diffusive project I’ve written was my April camp project but it wasn’t hard in that like the subject matter was difficult or something just that I had issues with the plot and it’s still a hot mess. I guess the hardest thing I’ve written was probably This World In Gray because it was the first book that I rewrote a million times, it was the book I wrote that taught me how to be a really good writer and it was difficult at times and sad. It was a sad book.
- Is there a project you want to tackle someday but you don’t feel ready yet? Yes. I still continually don’t feel ready to tackle the first book I ever wrote. See, that book is the start of everything and I’ve played around with it over the years but I still feel like I’m not ready to perfect it. I don’t yet know how to make it as amazing as my thirteen-year-old-self knew it could be so yeah. Not ready but one day.
- What writing goals did you make for 2017 and how are they going? I think my goals were mainly to write and not stress myself out so they’re going pretty well!
- Describe your writing process in 3 words or a gif! Insane. Organized. A hot mess. That’s more than three words but whatever.
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