'Behind The Scenes' Writing Tag | #NaNoWriMo2015

I came across this tag last week sometime.  I decided to participate in it (anyone can!) for the sake of my NaNoWriMo readers.

Another cover I recently made for my WIP

1)  Is there a certain snack you like to eat while writing?
Frozen blueberries.  Smoothies.  And I drink lots of water.

2)  When do you normally write? Night, afternoon, or morning?
Night.  10pm is when my brain is most active.

3)  Where do you write?
Usually my room, on my bed.  Or in the living room, with earbuds firmly placed in my ears.

4)  How often do you write a new novel?
My WIP is the first one I’ve started in about a year…  Most of what I’ve written lately has been either non-fiction, poetry, or short stories.

5)  Do you listen to music while you write?
Non-lyrical, yes.

6)  What do you write on? Laptop or paper?
Laptop.  But I make notes on paper or on my phone.

7)  Is there a special ritual you have before or after you write?
Before: Get my snacks.  After: Check the word count and reward myself.

8)  What do you do to get into the mood to write?
One way I try to get 'in touch' with my characters (after not writing them for the past few hours or so), is to imagine what they've been doing since I've been neglecting them.  It's like they're continuing life without me and I'm just catching up, following along, writing what they've already done.

9)  What is always near the place you write?
My laptop charger.  My rabbit/writing companion.  A pillow and/or blanket.  

10)  Do you have a reward system for your word count?
Yup, and it entails: whatever the heck I want.

11)  Is there anything about your writing process that others might not know about?
I basically just turn into a very studious writer, frowning at my screen as I furiously type away on my laptop.  And if someone knocks on my door, they usually get yelled at.
Anyone relate to that?  Anyone?


How's your NaNoWriMo coming along?  Ready for Week #2? 

I must confess, I didn't get anything written on Friday...but I made up for it over the weekend!  So yay for me.  
I still got this.

1 comment:

  1. please! tell me you'll upload your story on wattpad or something like that!!!!!! I'd love to read it :D