- Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel going? Well, since it's only day 3 I'd say my mental state is perfectly fine right now. I intend for it to stay that way.
- What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?
Time dragged on. (OK, that sounds dull; but it's not the first sentence of my book, just the first sentence that I wrote for NaNo.)
- Who’s your current favourite character in your novel? Alice. No, Gilbert. Or maybe Alice? Come on, don't make me choose.
- What do you love about your novel so far? Umm, everything? OK, I love that I'm still interested in the story after outlining it twice and writing the first draft. That's sort of a new feeling for me; and an unexpected one after eschewing outlines as creativity-strangling devices.
- Have you made any hilarious typos or other mistakes? No, not yet.
- What is your favourite to write: beginning, middle, or end — and why? There are spots in all that are hard to write, and spots that are fun and exciting. It takes all three to make a good book, so I try not to play favorites.
- 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 try not to eat or drink around my computer, plus it distracts me. I do listen to music, as long as it doesn't have words that I can understand. I can and will write anywhere, at any time of the day (or night).
- 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 fairly private. I don't mind sharing excerpts and talking about it, but I don't let people read it until it's done.
- What keeps you writing even when it’s hard? Nothing. Haha. I try to motivate myself by promising stuff. Like, you can't do any knitting until you've reached your word count for the day. Sometimes it helps, sometimes I end up procrastinating until its too late, and, well, what can you do then? Just keep on the next day!
- What are your top 3 pieces of writing advice? Try to make your dialogue realistic. Be subtle. Don't try to please everyone.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Beautiful Books Novel Update
Another Beautiful Books questionnaire!