As everyone aspiring author knows, when you sit down to write, suddenly everything seems more interesting than your story. Like this writer’s tag for example. Which is why, naturally, I am writing this tag while nervously ignoring the tab with my draft on it.
What do you write?
I have been trying to write the same story since I was sixteen years old. That’s almost ten years ago now. This story has been developing in my head for years, but I have never been able to get it down on paper.
I write YA/NA Fantasy, but have ventured out into the world of YA contemporary, and have even tried my hand at a middle grade novel.
What do you mostly write about?
I write about my main character, Adelaide, who is a Guardian protecting the world of Humans from all sorts of things. (This is the worst description of a book ever – I promise the real thing is better!)
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
My favourite thing is watching the story come to life with every sentence you write. It seems like an endless journey, but reading back the story that I’ve written is an incredible feeling.
What/Who inspired you to start/keep writing?
My family have always been very much into reading and writing. We have very different tastes so we don’t really talk about books as much anymore lately. My boyfriend is incredibly supportive about my writing, and pushes me to keep going when I feel like everything I write is crap.
Who’s your favourite character you’ve made up?
I like all the characters in my WIP, but Adelaide is probably my favourite. She’s funny and witty, brave and caring.
When did you start writing?
This particular WIP I started writing when I was sixteen, but I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I always loved writing essays in primary and secondary school, I’ve written some short stories, but never an entire novel.
Do you have a writing schedule? Like, do you write every day or just when you feel like it?
I try to write every day, even if it’s just a couple of sentences. Some days I feel completely uninspired and write nothing. Other days I can write thousands of words in one sitting. That’s usually followed by a long period of not writing a single word.
Do you want to be published?
Yes. It’s my biggest dream, always has been.
Are you writing anything? Anything you want to share? If you’d like to do this tag, please let me know and I’ll tag you! If you just want to talk to me about what you’re writing – great! Would love to hear it.