Okay, so we’ve established that I love tags; and we’ve further established that I can never resist a good writing tag. My sweet friend Eva-Joy @Coffee, Classics, and Craziness very thoughtfully included me in this one, and I can’t wait to share my answers!
So, without further ado:
Never have I ever . . .
. . . started a novel that I did not finish.
Pffft, are you kidding me? Of COURSE I’ve started novels I didn’t finish. Pretty sure every writer does. xD
. . . written a story completely by hand.
Nooooooooooooooooo. I never write by hand. I mean, I do tend to brainstorm by hand, in a special notebook, but I would never attempt (much less finish) an actual story by hand. I’m far too addicted to the backspace key for that. 😉
. . . changed tenses midway through a story.
Yep. I figured out mid-way through the draft of Gold (my WW2 Holocaust novel) that I needed to be using present tense, not past tense. I duly switched over–and never looked back. Love me some present tense, I do.
. . . not researched anything before starting a story.
Sure. I don’t usually spend a huge amount of time researching before I start. For the beginning of a story, I tend to draw on what I already know; and then I fill in any gaps that appear by researching as I go.
. . . changed my protagonist’s name halfway through a draft.
Mwahahahahahahahaha . . . yep. *side-eyes Gold*
. . . written a story in a month or less.
Short stories? Yes. Novels? Nay, nay, my good sir. That would just take all the fun out of the process, y’know? I hate rushing anything.
. . . fallen asleep while writing.
Lol. Nope. I don’t write at night, so.
. . . corrected someone’s grammar irl / online.
I mean–yes??? But I’m not sure what this has to do with writing??? I was correcting folks’ grammar way BEFORE I ever dreamed of becoming a writer. It’s called Older-Sibling-Hood. 😛
. . . yelled in all caps at myself in the middle of a novel.
Yepppppppppppp. Mostly stuff like “STOP PROCRASTINATING AND WRITE THE STUPID SCENE, YOU STUPID, STUPID IDIOT.”
. . . used “I’m writing” as an excuse.
All the time. xD
. . . killed a character who was based on someone I know in real life.
H’m. I don’t believe so? I’ve killed my fair share of characters, and I’ve written my fair share of based-on-real-life characters, but I can’t recall any instances where the two groups intersected.
. . . used pop culture references in a story.
Um, YES. Chiefly music. I really, really like music.
. . . written between the hours of 1am and 6am.
*shudders* No. No way. I can’t even imagine doing that. I write between the civilized hours of 1pm and 6pm, thank you very much. 😉
. . . drank an entire pot of coffee while writing.
Nah. I don’t drink coffee.
. . . written down dreams to use in potential novels.
I WOULD totally do this, if I could, y’know, REMEMBER my dreams . . . *grumbles* The closest I’ve ever come to it would be waking up, thinking “that dream would make a really cool story,” and promptly realizing the details have all slipped my mind. Whyyyyyyyyy.
. . . published an unedited story on the internet / Wattpad / blog.
Never done that.
. . . procrastinated homework because I wanted to write.
*coughs* Um. I plead the Fifth, Your Honor. 😛
. . . typed so long that my wrists hurt.
. . . spilled a drink on my laptop while writing.
. . . forgotten to save my work / draft.
*cries* Yes. Yes, I have done this. I neglected to back up one of my novels on a separate hard drive, and then something crashed and I lost WHOLE CHAPTERS’ WORTH. It was awful. I had to rewrite everything. Took me weeks.
. . . finished a novel.
Excuse you, sir, I have finished two whole novels.
. . . laughed like an evil villain while writing a scene.
Oh, for sure. Which is a bit weird when you’re in Starbucks or whatever and the people at the table next to you are like “wut.”
. . . cried while writing a scene.
Mmhhhmmmmm. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, man . . .
. . . created maps of my fictional worlds.
Ugh! No! I can’t stand maps in books! They stress me out.
. . . researched something shady for a novel.
Probably? Nothing immediately comes to mind, but I’m SURE I’ve googled “10 easiest ways to kill a man” at some point, lol.
Now, I tag: