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My lovely friend Briana Herr has tagged me in her Writing Habits Blogger Tag. This means that I’m forced to reveal to the world the things that make me tick! Things like what faces I make while writing and what coffee I drink! How scandalous!
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Where do you go write and what does it look like?
Most often I write in my room. I have a basement room with walls painted lavender, and my bed is right next to my desk. I have a large TV with a Roku that plays wonderful music, either from Pandora or from Youtube. I sit at my desk, in my rickety rolly-chair that needs to have blankets piled on it for it to be comfortable, and I write. This is the only way I am productive.
Sometimes I write in my bed, which is very comfortable, but I rarely get many words out because I tend to fall asleep.
Snacks or drinks?
Both. I prefer soda to be honest with you. Pepsi if I can afford it, if not Sam’s Cola. I love munching on salted roasted peanuts while writing, or chips. Sometimes I get chips and salsa for while I’m writing. Other times I’ll make a bowl of ramen or some leftovers. Basically, it depends on how hungry I am.
Do you like to write with noise or in total silence?
This depends on my ADD brain. Because of my ADD, I have sensitivity to stimulae. This means that too much of anything becomes distracting. This means that if I have music going, I get distracted. However, on the flipside, if I sit in silence, I become anxious. So I have to find that sweet spot between the two.
I’d love to say that there are rules like “no lyrics” or “drums only” that works for me, but nothing ever works the same two days in a row. So I don’t really have any kind of preference, I just want to find balance.
Paper or computer?
Computer, all the way. I can’t sit still long enough to write on paper anymore.
what do you do before you start to write?
I put the kids to sleep, and then gather up soda, my computer, and anything else I’ve left upstairs. Then I take it all downstairs and sit in my uncomfy chair. After that, I whine a bit to my friend Briana, and after that, I get to writing. Often I manage somewhere between 200-2000 words.
What time of day do you like to write?
I like to write in the late evening. I can’t do early mornings because I have to care for the children as soon as they get up, and I can’t write during the day because there’s too much to do.
what distracts you from writing?
anything to help set the mood?
Recently, one of my WIPs has had a theme-song chosen for it. I call the WIP Devil’s Desire, and the theme song is “Hide and Seek”. It sets everything off in a wonderful tone, and I love it.
are you a plotter or pantser?
A little of both. I tend to start with a small outline, and then free-write until I get lost. Then I re-outline, and then I free-write again. I’m a mess when it comes to writing habits.
Any other weird habits?
I jiggle my leg almost constantly. Not only that but I click pens. Oh! And I also tend to write while on voice chat with the Discord Group I mentioned earlier. It helps to know that they’re there.
And that’s all! I’ve done what was asked of me, and now it is time to tag others. Muahahahaha!
I tag Tiara Kikyo Giles, Nico H., Caroline Quill Alex Hurwitz. Check out all of their lovely stuff, because each and every one of them is AMAZING. Thank you for your time, and consider yourself tagged as well!more
The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim for a dozen new people each time – and return comments. This group is all about connecting!
This months question: What are your pet peeves when reading/writing/editing?
To answer this, I think I’m going to split it up into three different sections. My pet peeves are very different, depending on whether I’m reading, writing, or editing. Pet peeves in general are very different, depending on who it is that’s doing the writing, what it is I’m editing, and where I am when I’m reading.
My general pet peeves when I’m reading are:
- When I can’t get comfy
- When the author misspells something
- When something the author says contradicts something I know
- When there’s a plothole
- When the book focuses on a character I hate
Pet Peeves for when I’m writing:
- When a sentence feels wrong but looks right
- When a scene won’t close itself
- Writing love scenes
Pet Peeves for editing:
- Adding description
- Editing specific POVs
I don’t have as many POVs for Editing, but that’s only because I’m only JUST experiencing the hell that is editing. So please, don’t think I don’t have any others. I just haven’t discovered them yet.more