Just when I was starting to adapt to my new (ish) two jobs schedule – Daylight Saving Time.
Recovering from DST was bad enough before. Now it makes me feel like death (and probably look like it too).
So, in short, I feel like writing, but not writing any book reviews or anything that requires a lot of deep contemplation. So what do you do in a situation like that? Character interviews! While it requires thought and creativity, I have more of those than I do energy ;P
So in short – I haven’t been doing much reading or writing for a few weeks. Work, sleep, eat. And again! But I do have a few books I’m working through, and I’m hoping to get a few finished and get back into reviews. Hoping.
In the meantime, I felt like writing a post, but I was too lazy to think of something – so what do you do in those cases? Pilfer a tag. Preferably a writing one, since writing about writing is the closest thing to writing, right? (Read that sentence five times fast)
*note* – none of these images belong to me – they’re all copyrighted by the respective suits. I’m not making money off of any of this.
Yo ho, yo ho, a #WritersLife for me:
1.) Write Fuel: What do you eat/drink while writing?
2.) Write Sounds: What do you listen to while writing?
More music than is probably healthy. It depends on what I’m writing, but I have playlists for each book (sometimes each character), and I play them in a row so I don’t have to mess with it. Hundreds of songs later, I usually just want the sound of silence ( not the song, the actual thing). So I’m an extremes girl. My current writing mood playlist is below, if you’re interested.
3.) Write Vice: What’s your most debilitating distraction?
4.) Write Horror: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you while writing?
5.) Write Joy: What’s the best thing that’s ever happened while writing or how do you celebrate small victories?
So far – signing a publishing contract for Knight of the Blue Surcoat. I’m still kind of holding my breath until I actually hold it in my hands though. Actually, when my publisher requested a full manuscript from the partial – that excitement might have been even better. Even though I didn’t know where it was going, she seemed so eager to read my manuscript, and that does so much for your writer’s confidence!!
6.) Write Crew: Who do you communicate with or not communicate while writing? –
It depends. If I’m in deep, I communicate with no one. I go into a mental writer’s cave and ignore the world as long as possible. If I’m just talking about writing, or *gasp* actually editing, then I frequent Twitter and other blogs! And I have to mention my dear sister Grace who is my patient beta reader, rant listener, and is generally tolerant of my moods/current obsessions.
8.) Write-Spiration: What always makes you productive? –
9.) Write Peeve: What’s one thing writers do (or you do) that’s annoying? –
10.) Write Words: Share one sentence from a project, past or present. –
And here I thought I’d get away without writing anything . . . ;P
So here’s a random phrase (okay, 4 sentences) from my WIP, Red as Blood –
“Take it back –it’s hideous. They got it all wrong. I wanted a girl. She was supposed to be beautiful.”-Red as Blood
So there you go. Feel free to pilfer it yourself!
And because I stole it, I’m also flouting any rules.