Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, friends! How are you ? I hope you had a lovely weekend so far. Today is supposed to be discussion day, but I just got back from a two-days getaway with my sister, and I thought that I could do something a bit different…I hope you’ll enjoy it !
I’m not the most committed writer in the world, but I do like to write, a lot. Since NaNoWriMo is happening and you are all making me want to write so badly I want to chew my nails off or something, I thought I’d write, too. Or at least, try. Also, I thought I’d share with you and on the blog more about my writing, my story, and about my struggle to get words on the page as life and stuff gets in the way.
In case you missed it, I am currently working on a story, and publishing it on Wattpad kind of very irregularily -sorry about that, I’m doing my best- to get advice and hopefully know if I’m going somewhere with this. To get into writing spirits, I found that the Beautiful Books meme was a wonderful inspiration, both to make me talk, and inspire me to write more, as well. Hopefully. I hope you will enjoy this post. *goes away to have a nervous breakdown*
Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel going?
I feel like I’m a bad writer. I’m barely able to write 500 words in one week because I’m exhausted on the evenings, and I prioritize bloghopping to writing when I want to write. I guess I’m a bit freaked out at the moment about my story.
I have everything in my mind, and scattered notes in a notebook for now. I’d say my novel is going sloooooooooooooowly. I’m kind of like Flash, if you’re asking.
What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?
I already shared the first sentence of my story somewhere here, so I’ll share the first sentence of the first chapter.
Who’s your current favourite character in your novel?
My cute little glasses nerd. I have actually written like two pages for now with him in it, but yeah, I guess you can call it insta-love. For now, his name’s Noah. He’s kind of a geek and king of awkwardness, but he’s surprisingly loud, funny and a whole bunch of more adorable awkwardness when you get to know him more.
What do you love about your novel so far?
I’m way too used to never bragging of any sorts to actually come up with this answer easily, ahah. But I think I want to love the most how everything makes me FEEL. Heartbreak, passion, broken hearts, lies and heart-pounding mystery. I’m feeling things when I write, and I love it.
Have you made any hilarious typos or other mistakes?
I don’t know about hilarious, but I DO know that…erm, I probably wrote a couple of French words here and there in the story. Kind of undercover, you know, to remind me of my roots. And I’m always like, GO AWAY.
What is your favourite to write: beginning, middle, or end — and why?
It’s funny, while I read that question for the first time, I thought I was going to say the ending. But as I’m thinking about it…well, I want to say the middle. The climax. The point where everything kind of falls apart. I’m cruel, wow.
What are your writing habits? Is there a specific snack you eat? Do you listen to music? What time of day do you write best? Feel free to show us a picture of your writing space!
I used to have writing habits before, and now I just don’t know anymore. I guess I write the most during the evenings, since I don’t have any other free time to do so. I don’t really eat or drink too much, but sometimes I do like to listen to music, drown out the entire world.
As for a picture of my writing space… Hm feel free to picture me on my couch drowning in tears and typing furiously.
How private are you about your novel while you’re writing? Do you need a cheer squad or do you work alone (like, ahem, Batman)?
I’m Batman. To be honest no one knows I am writing – well, actually, working towards something that could look like a full story, except for whenever I talk about it on here, but outside of the blog, I guess I just talk about it a bit with my sister. Mostly, the conversation goes like this.
“I’m so tired. But I want to write.”
What keeps you writing even when it’s hard?
Nothing and no one, and I guess that’s why I’m such a slow writer lately. Also, life. But the reason I haven’t given up yet is that I feel like I need to get this story out there at some point. Even if it’s just for me to read it and never get published. I just want to read it and feel like it’s not that bad after all.
What are your top 3 pieces of writing advice?
Write. Write. Write. Also, don’t give up. I know I might not be the best example of constant writing, and people say you should be writing everyday to be a writer or something. But to be honest, life happens and exhaustion too. But if you want to write, just, do it I guess some time you are able to, and if when you do, you feel happy, then this is it.