What is a rising author even considered? Someone who’s a writer?
Because I totally write!! Just not often!! Maybe like… two words per day, if you average the amount of words I’ve written over the last year, because I haven’t touched my old WIP in six months.
(Although I did work on a short story a little bit yesterday and today, so!!! Don’t say I never write!! I write sometimes!!)
Anyways, May tagged me for the Rising Author Tag so thank you to her for doing that! (If someone else also tagged me… I’m sorry, I forgot, I don’t write down what I’m tagged for anymore, and also I couldn’t find it in my notifications tab?*)
I wanted to do this tag because a) IT’S CAMP NANO Y’ALLLLL and b) I want to talk about my writing!! which I haven’t touched in a while!!! and c) I can’t think of other post ideas.**
*OKAY BUT WORDPRESS NEEDS TO START SORTING OUT PINGBACKS FROM THE COMMENTS TAB PLEASE?? THEY ALWAYS GET SUPER LOST IN MY NOTIFICATIONS RIP.
**This is 100% a valid reason for posting a tag.
- No tagging back
- Tag four people
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Come up with 10 new questions
What is your current WIP about, and what’s its status? (ie. plotting, writing, editing, etc.)
Well, right now I have TWO WIPs. (Also, does anyone else pronounce WIP as wee-eye-pee?? Because I do and it’s WEIRD.)
My first one is my main one, which is being plotted out right now! I have no idea what I’m going to do with it whatsoever, but only that the main character will be a Chinese girl and that it will be a contemporary!
I love not knowing what’s happening.
My second WIP is a short story that’s going to be sapphic and it will be about art students who live together and it’s literally based off of #2 on this article. (Rip my originality.) But it’s just supposed to be for fun, not something too serious like TNOSS (my old WIP) or anything.
Do you plot things out and/or outline, or just figure it out as you write?
I used to just figure it out as I write, but then I literally didn’t know what to do ever and just stared at my computer trying to think of a plot to throw at my characters.
Now I (try) to plot and outline first.
Out of the characters you’ve written so far, who are your favorites?
- Zinka // from my old fantasy WIP, TNOSS
— Zinka is actually a cinnamon roll on the inside but he loves to tease his friends (especially Noah) and he’s really clever.*
- Night // from a partial short story that I wrote a year ago
— Night is a child that is lowkey apathetic and she reminds me of the characters in Every Heart a Doorway.
- Rena // from my current sapphic artsy short story
— Rena is really kind and sweet but she’s also a confident muffin and she cares about her friends a lot but mainly Lily.
(I don’t really know how to describe each character??? AHhhhh?? “Rena is a cool, confident gal who knows what she wants.” IT SOUNDS LIKE A TALK SHOW.) (Also, it reminds me of this vine:)
*ZINKA’S NAME SOUNDS REALLY STUPID I FEEL WEIRD SAYING WHAT IT IS IN A BLOG POST.
What’s your writing routine, if any? (ie. snacks, music, time of day, location, etc.)
I don’t have much of a writing routine, unless you count me grimacing/frowning in frustration because I have realized I have no idea how to actually write.
I do usually write at night, though. Around 9-10 pm. And either at my desk or on my comfy chair in my room.
(So I do have a routine, I guess???)
Show your WIP’s aesthetic in images or words (or both)!
Here’s my aesthetic for my artsy sapphic short story!! I REALLY LIKE THE COLORS OF THIS ONE.
This is my aesthetic for TNOSS!! (The Night of Shattered Stars is the full title, in case anyone was wondering.)
I used Pixabay and Pexels to find the images and Befunky to put them together into aesthetics. I was too scared of using Pinterest?? Because I don’t want to use copyrighted material on my blog?? (But I do use Pinterest for my Twitter aesthetics!!)
I’M REALLY PROUD OF THESE AESTHETICS.
What (or who) motivates you to write?
Ummmm… I can’t really think of anything in specific? I feel like the general “being-able-to-actually-talk-about-writing” helps to encourage me to write, but it’s definitely not the main reason.
I think it’s probably mostly the fact that I would love to actually be a published author someday, and… to do that, I need to actually write.
What do you find is the easiest part about writing? The hardest?
The easiest part about writing is probably picturing the scene in my head, and forming little pockets of plot in my head randomly in the day.
For example, if I’m warming up meat or rice- I’ll be like “MY MAIN CHARACTER SHOULD WARM UP MEAT OR RICE.” Or if I do something that’s embarrassing, I’ll be like “MY MAIN CHARACTER SHOULD DO THIS SO SHE’LL BE RELATABLE.” And then I’ll immediately forget about it the next day.
The hardest part about writing is probably writing. I want to be good at writing?? But also HOW DOES ONE. MAKE GOOD SENTENCES???
I want to try and describe the scene in detail but also I don’t want to make the sentences too simple or cluttered??? And now I realize that I should probably just spit all of the words out and leave those problems to my later, frustrated editing self.
Share a tiny (or large) snippet/excerpt of your writing, if you’re comfortable!
So, I was looking at some of my old writing from last year on Dropbox Paper, and this is from one of my old fabulism stories.
I FIND THIS VERY VERY FUNNY. Also, for some reason, I actually don’t hate the story that this is from. I might… continue it?? BUT THIS SNIPPET WITHOUT CONTEXT MAKES ME LAUGH.
I’m supposed to tag people here, but I’m going to not and just say that if you want to do this tag, just say I tagged you or something and I’ll agree. Because a) most people I know have already been tagged and b) tagging people takes work.
Here are the questions that May gave me!
- What is your current WIP about, and what’s its status? (ie. plotting, writing, editing, etc.)
- Do you plot things out and/or outline, or just figure it out as you write?
- What are some book ideas you want to write in the future?
- Out of the characters you’ve written so far, who are your favorites?
- What’s your writing routine, if any? (ie. snacks, music, time of day, location, etc.)
- Show your WIP’s aesthetic in images or words (or both)!
- What (or who) motivates you to write?
- What do you find is the easiest part about writing? The hardest?
- What genre will you never try, and why?
- Share a tiny (or large) snippet/excerpt of your writing, if you’re comfortable!
What are your WIPs about? Do you still write frequently and how often? Do you have a writing routine? Do you like making aesthetics?