Usually I would introduce which character and WIP I'd be talking about here, but this month's Beautiful People is a little different. Its theme is "all about the author", so I'll be talking about myself, and my writing process! *points to title*
Let's jump into the questions, shall we?
1) How do you decide which project to work on?
I am what you call a snail-like writer. This means I might work seriously on only one or two projects a year (as far as first drafting or editing goes). I get a lot of ideas! But as I'm so slow, I have to hone in on which ones I'm really passionate about. If I get an idea and have no interest in it after a couple of months, I won't write it. If I love it after so long? It'll be next on my list!
2) How long does it usually take you to finish a project?
Too long. *nods to above answer* Generally first drafts can take me between four and six months, second drafts around four months, and the rest varies.
3) Do you have any routines to put you in the writing mood?
I get my glass of water, start blaring music in my earphones, and sit down. Then I write! Nothing super exciting.
4) What time of day do you write best?
Late mornings/afternoons/evenings. Anything other than late at night.
|This is a random photo of yours truly's journal where her writing progress is recorded daily|
Ummm...to be honest I'm not sure? I try not to think about who I'm similar to, so I don't get caught up in comparing myself to them all the time.
6) Why did you start writing, and why do you keep writing?
I started because I wanted to get down the stories and crazy worlds inside my head. I keep writing because I've discovered my passion in it, and it thrills me like nothing else to explore characters and places that have been created in my imagination.
7) What’s the hardest thing you’ve written?
Draped in Deception. In case you didn't know, I've set that story aside now. It will always have a place in my heart, but I struggled for months with trying to get the plot where I wanted it, and it still isn't there. Who knows, I might return to it someday!
8) Is there a project you want to tackle someday but you don’t feel ready yet?
Ugh, so many! Like Draped in Deception, for example. (And no, I am not going to tell you the others because I don't have a fancy premise/blurb written for them yet.)
|Unfortunately I look nothing like this stylish lady when writing. Except for the glass of water.|
I don't remember my exact words, but one of the goals was to finish second draft edits of Golden Revenge. And I'm almost there! So needless to say, I am very pleased about that. I also hope to complete the first draft of Splintered Crown this year.
10) Describe your writing process in 3 words or a gif!
Slow but steady!
So there you have it, my writing process! (Granted, there's a lot more to it, but if you want to know the details let me know, and maybe I'll do a longer post!)
What's your writing process? What are some of your writing goals for this year, and how are they going? How long does a first draft usually take you?
Good luck with your writing, and have a great day! <3