I’ve found this meme on like four random blogs so I decided to do it because I was bored. Try it if you want as I’m too tired to tag anyone. I’d love to read everyone else’s.
What’s the last thing you wrote?
Do my answers for this meme count? What about my last blog post? If neither then I would have to say the second to mid part of an outline for an idea of mine. Very obscure.
Was it any good?
It was an outline. I’m not sure it could be good or bad.
What’s the first thing you ever wrote that you still have?
That I still have? Hmm… about 120 pages of a very crappy rough draft for a story of mine that’s still on the back burner. The idea came to me when I was six and stuck with me till I was twelve and tried to write it down. It’s still in my head but it’s grown so much I’m not sure I’m really ready to finish writing it right now.
Amazingly no. Angsty stories yes, poetry no.
Most fun character you ever wrote?
It’s a tie between my two characters Shadia and Hope, both are a bit on the rough and tough side in plain sight but are secretly very complex and slightly pained on the inside. They can go from very quiet to very loud at a moments notice and don’t take crap from anyone. Better still while they might not know how to save themselves (often from themselves) they would do anything to help a friend- except admit it of course. They’re both fighters to the very end and while not truly the main characters in either of my stories they help the weaker chars. find their own path through hardship.
Most annoying character you ever wrote?
Mindy. A fictional preppy based on a real life preppy in the most stereotypical of fashions. Alas, she was even worse in real life.
Best plot you ever wrote?
Ooo, this latest one of course! It’s always the latest one but this last one is really truly awesome. Sadly I have yet to name the story let alone half the characters. Let’s just call it Kat for now shall we?
Coolest plot twist you ever wrote?
Bear with me since I don’t want to give away too much. It’d be hard to make it sound as ‘cool’ as it is in my head and make sense without giving the whole story away. Girl rescues vampire. Vampire and girl save something. Vampire has to kill girl to save her (reincarnation and such play a big part in this). Girl turns out to be vampire’s fiance’ from the 1600s who he thought had died. When girl comes back she has no memory. It’s way more awesome in my head okay.
How often do you get writer’s block?
Sometimes I struggle for a sentence or I back myself into a tiny plot hole but that’s really rare. Less than once a month and rarely lasting more than a day.
How do you fix it?
I sit there and stare at my paper or computer screen until my brain spits out something that pleases me. I will not move from that spot until I come up with something, anything.
Do you type or write by hand?
Both but I prefer to type unless I’m outlining or brainstorming.
Do you save everything you write?
The pack rat in me tries to, traitorously telling me that it’s all good and that I can do something with it someday but then the logical part of me that knows what trash looks like will knock that other part unconscious and throw it out when it’s not looking- occasionally regretting it later.
Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it?
Abandon an idea? Never! I just tuck them away in an obscure notebook until I know what to do with them.
What’s your favorite thing that you’ve written?
Not sure to be honest.
What’s everyone else’s favorite thing that you’ve written?
I haven’t shown enough people my writing to know that and those I’ve shown haven’t see a ‘lot’ of my writing.
Do you ever show people your work?
On a brave or proud occasion.
Who’s your favorite constructive critic?
Did you ever write a novel?
I’ve written a whole story in cliff note-like form but I’m not sure that counts. I’m very close though.
Have you ever written fantasy, Sci-fi, or horror?
Yes! Fantasy all the time. Sci-fi when the mood strikes. Horror only when I get the ideas for it.
Ever written romance or teen angsty drama?
Alas, I have.
What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will?
How many writing projects are you working on right now?
Okay this took me longer than it should have to figure this out but I have 3 active on a daily basis projects, 10 active on a weekly basis projects, and over 20 brewing or on the back burner projects.
Do you want to write for a living?
Yes and no. Yes because as they say you should do what you love but no because I don’t want to ‘have’ to write and have all the fun and spirit sucked out of it. I suppose it depends on all the circumstances.
Have you ever written something for a magazine or newspaper?
Sure, I’ve written ‘for’ magazines. I’ve just never gotten anything put in them as of yet. *winks*
Have you ever won an award for your writing?
Lots of blogging awards from my writing buddies. :)
Ever written something in script or play format?
Yes, especially when all the ideas for dialogue are coming out of my brain too fast for me to worry about story format.
What is your favorite word?
Do you ever write based on yourself?
Yes but I try very hard to give them at least one really big quirk that seems so unlike me that people won’t make the connection too quickly.
Which of your characters most resembles you?
I’d like to say it’s the particular one but now that I think about it I’m not really sure. Zaklas probably, a shadow brought up in shadows and controlled without knowing it until he was shown mercy by those he was taught where his enemy. He had to learn to feel emotions and soon turned into a completely different person, even taking on a new name in later chapters.
Where do you get ideas for your characters?
From the voices in my head. You think I’m joking? Ha!
Do you ever write based on your dreams?
Yes, often but that usually turns out to be some pretty scary stuff.
Do you prefer happy endings, sad endings, or cliff-hangers?
Happy. Cliffs make me angry and sad ending force me to create happy ones in my head because that’s just the way I am.
Have you ever written anything based on an artwork you’ve seen?
Not that I can think of off the top of my head unless you count prompts.
Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?
Never, only afterwards. NaNoWriMo taught me the pros of locking my inner editor in a closet.
Ever write something entirely in chatspeak?
No!!! Do people really do that?! I can’t imagine such a thing! I mean I occasionally use LOL and *wink* or :) in my writi
ng but… no. Heck no. I just couldn’t do that.
Does music help you write?
Are people surprised and confused when they find out you write well?
If they are they haven’t told me but as to whether or not they think I write ‘well’ I’m not certain.