M. Gray recently tagged me for this writing meme. Thanks, Mary! I get to tag 3 other writers to participate—which is SO HARD for me to do—and the three I’ve chosen are:
1. What's the last thing you wrote? What's the first thing you wrote that you still have?
Blog posts aside, my latest project is a steampunk novel. The first thing I wrote (that I still have) was a fantasy story about a jealous wizard that trapped people in time. I laugh when I read it now. (Of course, I wrote it at 13.)
2. Write poetry?
Sometimes. Not often though.
3. Angsty poetry?
4. Favorite genre of writing?
Speculative fiction (Fantasy/Sci-fi/Steampunk)
5. Most annoying character you've ever created?
A character named Eiren Appleton. She’s a snooty, irritating thing.
6. Best Plot you've ever created?
I’m not sure. I have a few I quite like.
7. Coolest Plot twist you've ever created?
I’m currently enamored with my latest project. The ending surprised me a lot.
8. How often do you get writer's block?
More often than I’d like.
9. Write fan fiction?
No. I prefer to have complete creative control
10. Do you type or write by hand?
Type. I only write by hand when I have to.
11. Do you save everything you write?
I do. I never know when I might need it. Or want to burn it.
12. Do you ever go back to an idea after you've abandoned it?
Yes. Sometimes all you need is time and distance to see how to fix something.
13. What's your favorite thing you've ever written?
A story called Blood Oath. I’m very invested in those characters.
14. What's everyone else's favorite story that you've written?
I’m not sure. I’ll have to ask. =]
15. Ever written romance or angsty teen drama?
Not really. Although I think the element of romance is essential in any well-crafted story.
16. What's your favorite setting for your characters?
Well, I’m a big speculative fiction kind of girl so other-worldly is always a fav with me.
17. How many writing projects are you working on right now?
Three, currently. I’m trying to decide which one needs to take point though.
18. Have you ever won an award for your writing?
Yes. I placed 3rd in the First Chapters Contest for LDStorymakers in 2009 for my piece, Stone Still. I’m still shocked.
19. What are your five favorite words?
There’s no way I could limit it to 5. I love so MANY. I practically worship my dictionary.
20. What character have you created that is most like yourself?
Hands down, Lumire Dayicomé. We’ve walked a long road together.
21. Where do you get ideas for your characters?
Everywhere. Sometimes from people I see and sometimes from certain turns of phrase.
22. Do you ever write based on your dreams?
Yes. In fact, my recent project—the steampunk one—came from a dream. It’s been really fun to write and experience.
23. Do you favor happy endings?
It depends on the story. I favor authentic endings.
24. Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?
Obsessed. I have to turn it off in my word processor or I’ll never make it through a paragraph.
25. Does music help you write?
Definitely. A good tune sets the mood or helps me get into a character’s head. Sometimes a good song can create a scene all on its own.
26. Quote something you've written. Whatever pops into your head.
“Galael took step after excruciating step, the film of death retreating from his eyes though the images of murder were blazoned across his brain.”
Well, that’s it. 26 fun-filled questions about my crazy writing psyche.
Do you have any questions for me?
Until next time,