Is the book turning out how you thought it would be, or is it defying your expectations?
I have reached the point in the draft where I’m like THIS IS HORRIBLE AND IT’S NOT GOING TO EVEN BE GOOD ENOUGH TO EDIT IT. Which is an extremely fun stage, let me tell you. But I still plan on editing it.
What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?
The last thing I expected to do on summer vacation is be kidnapped by my childhood fictional crush.
Are you a plotter or a pantser? Have you ever tried both methods and how did it turn out?
I’m a pantser, but I really need to start planning because my plots go all over the place.
What do you reward yourself with after meeting a goal?
New books, mostly. But also Halloween candy, some sort of fancy $6 ice cream I would normally never buy, stuff like that. Also sometimes I allow myself to try a recipe I know no one in the house will eat, but really want to try.
What do you look for in a name? Do you have themes and where do you find your names?
I’ve got a baby naming book I got last Christmas (which REALLY freaked my Grandma out when I asked for it, by the way). I also really like the Website Name Berry. And I don’t really have a theme…more like names I like and seem to fit the characters.
What is your favourite to write: beginning, middle, or end — and why?
The ending. It’s where everything fits together and wraps up and also when the most exciting part often happens.
Who’s your current favourite character in your novel?
Avery Darling, AKA Wasp. Sarcastic pirate captain who’s the only child of Wendy Darling and Captain Cornelius Hook.
What kind of things have you researched for this project, and how do you go about researching? (What’s the weirdest thing you’ve researched?!)
Less interesting stuff like pirate tools, how to purify water, what pirates ate, stuff like that. Also how quickly an open wound would get infected and how much blood you need to loose before you die.
Do you write better alone or with others? Do you share your work or prefer to keep it to yourself?
I work better alone, but I also like to write places outside of my house. The library, a cafe, stuff like that. And I keep it to myself. NO ONE READS IT. At least, not until I’ve edited it within an inch of its life.
What are your writing habits? Is there a specific snack you eat? Do you listen to music? What time of day do you write best? Feel free to show us a picture of your writing space!
My writing habits are stare at the laptop smashing the keyboard until my eyes are crossed and I suddenly realize how hungry/tired I am, and/or how much I need to pee.
So! How’s NaNoWriMo going for you guys? What’s your word count? What are some of your writing habits?