Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Writing Meme

Because I like answering questions about writing, I found this while googling random things and decided I want to try and do something like this every Monday.  The only rule for this is simple, if you want to do it, DO IT!  You don't even have to do it on a Monday.  We are REBELS, people.  REBELS.  If you don't want to do it, read mine and laugh at me or comment.  Either way!

What’s your favorite genre of writing? Hmm, contemporary or fantasy-ish YA.  I think I'm still figuring out where I'll land on this.  Maybe I won't land at all.

How often do you get writer’s block? Not very often.  If I get writer's block, mostly I'll just trudge thru it, or take a serious look at where I'm at and what I'm doing in a WIP.  I take writer's block as a sign more than a problem.

How do you fix it? Like I said above, writing thru it.  Also, reading more and going to the movies.  Anything that gets the creative juices flowing.  I've also been known to put on some headphones and stare at the ceiling for a while.

Do you type or write by hand? Mostly typing.  If there is a scene I want to flesh out more before getting serious about it, I'll write it out.  Writing by hand is also another thing I do if I feel stuck.  I feel less committed when I'm only writing by hand.

Do you save everything you write? Yes.  I have SO MANY first few chapters of books I've never finished saved.  Even when I'm revising, I save the scenes I cut out.  My excuse is that someday, people may want to see them.  Hoarder-ish?  Yes.  Presumptuous? Totally.  I do it anyway.

Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it? Oh, yeah.  This is why I save everything!  If you look at my projects bar on the side, INHERENTLY DANGEROUS is the first book I ever wrote, except it takes place ten years after the first book happened.  The first book sucked but I will finish ID.  New spins on old ideas are the best.

Do you have a constructive critic? I do and she's awesome.

Did you ever write a novel? More than a couple.

What genre would you love to write but haven’t? I've never finished a non-YA book. I'd love to do that. 

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will? Horror/thriller.  I'm a total wuss with that stuff.

How many writing projects are you working on right now? Three.  But I'm focusing mainly on two.

Do you write for a living? Do you want to? I don't but it would be the best thing ever.

Have you ever written something for a magazine or newspaper? Magazine, no.  Newspaper, yes.  I would jump at the chance to write for a magazine though.

Have you ever won an award for your writing? Nope, just a contest.

Do you ever write based on your dreams? No, but I wouldn't rule it out.  My dreams are nuts.

Do you favor happy endings, sad endings, or cliff-hangers? Oh lord, I could write a whole post on this one.  I like endings with closure.  It doesn't have to be happy, although I like them the most.  I just want the questions that are posed in that book answered.  Even if it's a cliff-hanger, I think a good author can wrap up their story and still leave something to look forward to in the next book.

If you do end up doing this meme, let me know in the comments so I can check it out.  Or just leave me a few thoughts in general.  :)


1 comment:

  1. I love random questions! I'll fill this out and post sometime next week on my blog. I also save EVERYTHING I write because I'm convinced I'll need it later.