And so it’s Friday afternoon and practically the weekend! I’d say that the week has gone quick but it hasn’t. 😂😂
Anyway, this is week where I talk about my budding NaNo novel! I’m writing everyday, except for the days where I go on a huge writing rant and end up having nothing to do for the next couple of days.. yeah.
oh, and this is pretty random, but I cut my hair today. I’m actually surprisingly good at it.
Anyway, into the questions!
1. Overall, how is your mental state and how is your novel going? Pretty good, I guess. I've had a very full on couple of days and they've sort of taken a toll on me but I know that my writing isn't suffering. I'm completely up to date and really enjoying writing! 2. What's your first sentence (or paragraph)? Because I'm very nice, here's a paragraph! >"< "It’s amazing how much can change when you grow up and find out about abstract concepts like love or sacrifice. How somebody you’ve ‘known’ all your life could suddenly turn into a bad guy, like on those crappy addictive television sitcoms. I’ve watched a fair few of those in the past. They used to be my favourite genre- I loved solving the crimes, picking out the people I thought guilty. I was usually right too, always one step ahead of what was happening." 3. Who's your current favourite character in the novel? My favourite character is my protagonists mother. She is fictional, but also very inspiration! She played in a big part in the forming of my Protagonists' childhood and like many mothers, had to make some really tough decisions which she handled very well! 4. What do you love about your novel so far? I love how much of a writer this book has made me feel. I'm a good writer, I know that, but the thought of a new writing project is scary- where do I even start?! What do I say?! But, I've pushed through that and have a really good story so far. I love the ideas that have gone into this novel and the way I've incorporated them into the story. 5. Have you made any hilarious typos or other mistakes? Um, well yes. I have made quite a funny mistake, but If I mentioned it, I'd probably get blasted.. It's quite inappropriate. 😂 Anyway, question 6! 6. What is your favourite to write- beginning, middle or end- why? I'd say the beginning! I love that moment when you just start writing and end up with a really clever beginning. Ends are pretty good too! But the middle? That's just a helluva lot of writing. 😁😁 7. 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! Writing habits.. hmm. Well, when I write, I usually like to have eaten and had a drink before. This could be anything.. early dinner even. I usually write best around the afternoon, because towards night time, I keep thinking about all the other stuff I have yet to do, and that just equals horrible stress. Oh, and I do weird faces when I write. I just leave a little bit of my tongue poking out and make a sort of squinty face. 8. How private are you about your novel when you're writing? Do you need a cheer squad or do you work alone? (like ahem, Batman)? When I'm actually writing, my work stays fairly private.. when I'm not writing, I'm definitely not averse to promoting my super book! 9. What keeps you writing even when it's hard? Knowing that I'm going to end up with work that I can share with my friends and family keeps me going. Knowing that I could put in that little more effort and end up with something that could be published and be made into a real book is just a dream! 10. What are your top three pieces of writing advice? 1- If you're committed to something, really get into it. Tired? Take a break, don't quit. 2- Put your very best into your work. If you're not happy with something, fix it until you are. Just don't make it an obsession. 3- Find a writing area that's peaceful and really allows your creative energies to flow. Add some greenery and sun!
And now I’m off to write again. Yes, this has literally been my break time. 😅
How was your day today? What are you doing this weekend? What are you grateful for today?