11 Questions Tag
Thank you to the wonderful @jennamoreci for tagging me! I know, I’m slow. But it’s cuz of book stuff so….YOU CAN’T BE MAD :D
1) How many works in progress do you currently have?
Just one - Of Defender Descent! Which is more than enough for me to handle with work and life and everything else. Although, I’m also currently thought-dumping for a series idea I want to tackle after Of Defender Descent. But that probably doesn’t count?
2) Do you/would you write fan fiction?
Nope. I don’t find it desirable. My favorite thing about writing is creating things 100% on my own - my characters, the plot, etc.. And I can’t do that with fan fiction.
3) Do you prefer real books or e-books?
Probably real books just because I like having them to stack up on shelves and look at - they’re pretty, okay? But e-books are far more convenient.
4) When did you start writing?
This is kind of a tough question. Firstly, I have always loved writing. It was, by far, my favorite thing to do in school. I looked forward to “creative writing time”. But I never knew it was something I had a talent for. In my little mind, I thought everyone could come up with ideas and write them down and tell stories.
It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I had my creative writing teacher keep me after class to tell me that I was talented and I should pursue writing as a career. He was adamant about it. So that’s when I knew I could write well, but I still didn’t think much of it as a career. Then I got a job in an office and it was SO BORING. I turned to writing a book for my creative outlet (yes, while I was supposed to be working. whatever). I realized then that I had a passion for writing and creating stories. It was easy for me. It felt natural and I LOVED it.
And so I attempted to write my first book then (19 years old - 3 ish years ago) but I had no idea what it took to write a book besides just the writing. And there’s a lot. So I kind of gave up for a while and pursued other writing ventures/ideas. But I kept going back to this specific idea I had. And I wanted to go for it but needed some guidance - I needed to research.
So I googled “how to write a book” and ended up on @jennamoreci ‘s youtube channel and binge watched her videos. They literally changed everything for me and I started taking steps toward my book. And it is now about 1/3 of the way written :D (thank you, Jenna!!)
5) Do you have someone you trust that you share your work with?
I have shared my work (really only the first chapter or so) with a few friends and family members. My best friend gets to read each chapter as I write it. I value her opinion and she’s very blunt/honest when it comes to criticism and feedback. But generally, I trust my close friends to read it :)
6) Where is your favorite place to write?
I sit on my floor on a pillow up against my couch, covered in blankets, of course. That’s my favorite place :)
7) Favorite childhood book?
Oh gosh…I didn’t read books for fun until I was like 13..so..? Probably the Harry Potter books. They’re the only “childhood” books I can remember reading and loving enough to remember lol
8) Writing for fun or writing for publication?
Why can’t writing for publication be fun? <— this is Jenna’s answer. But I’m keeping it here cuz…accurate as fuck.
9) Pen and paper or computer?
easily the computer - I’m not a fan of hand cramps.
10) Have you ever taken any writing classes?
Not outside of stuff you have to take in school - except my creative writing class in high school. That was taken by choice.
11) What inspires you to write?
Writing. If that makes sense? The more I write the more I’m inspired to. Also, my dreams and my own imagination get me motivated.