I wasn’t officially tagged for this, but I did tell Marie @drizzle and hurricane books I might do this, so let’s just pretend. Shall we?
What genres, styles, and topics do you write about?
I tend to write science fiction and fantasy in almost all sub-genres, leaning a little more towards science fiction.
How long have you been writing?
This depends on how you define “writing.” If we’re referring to writing in my free time as opposed to for other obligations, then around 5 years, possibly a little longer.
Why do you write?
Because I love it.
When is the best time to write?
When I have no other obligations. Just kidding . . . kind of. The only time I tend to have available to write is right before I go to bed after everything else I need to do for the day is finished, but, to be honest with myself, I’m a morning person.
What parts of writing do you love and hate?
I love it when the words flow and everything I’ve researched and outlined clicks together into a coherent whole.
I hate getting started on a day when I’m mentally exhausted and the early stages of the editing process when I’m overwhelmed by all a pieces flaws and can’t see any way to fix them.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
In several ways. It depends on what I think is causing the writer’s block.
My most common solution is to take a break from writing to brainstorm a chapter-by-chapter outline of the next few chapters that need writing.
Are you working on something at the moment?
Sort of. I’m beginning to edit the novel length piece I wrote last summer, but it’s slow going.
What are your writing goals this year?
As the year ends in a few days, this will refer to my writing resolutions for 2018.
- To receive at least three rejections for something writing related.
- To finally get to a point where I have edited a novel length draft enough that I feel it is ready for beta readers.
I’m expecting a lot of writing non-related things to happen in 2018, so I’m not setting many goals.
If you write, what are your answers to some of these questions? If not, what surprised you? What are some of your 2018 resolutions, especially book related ones?
Share your thoughts in the comments below, and Merry Christmas if you celebrate, hope you had a nice day if you don’t!