#WritingCommunity Blog Award
Aww, I always feel honoured in being tagged. So I was tagged by Julia to do the #WritingCommunity Blog Award and I am super excited to be part of this new and unique tag!
- Display the award logo on your site. (I just love tags that come with these)
- Link back to the person who tagged you.(Here's the link to Julia's #WritingCommunity Blog Award post)
- Answer 5 questions.
- Tag 3 blogs (must be blogs related to writing, not book review blogs) and ask them 5 new questions.
- Follow as many blogs with this award as you can! (I will certainly try to)
1. What does your writing routine look like?
All over the place. I'm still figuring it out. I had a routine at the beginning of this year, but I lost by the middle and I haven't picked up any real routine since then. In this post I talk about my up and down routine in depth on question 10.
2. Is there a genre you love to read but don't write?
Mystery, romance, contemporary and historical fiction. I couldn't answer with just genre because I love all of these, but I don't write them.
Mystery because I want to do a really intelligent, plot-twists-you-didn't-see-coming sort of mystery. Yeah, I have high standards for mystery. But it is because I watched/read so many mysteries that are just entertaining but not mind-blowing with its mystery, if that makes sense. I have also watched/read a few mysteries that have achieved that mind-blowing thing. Those ones are the ones that leave me the most satisfied and I want my readers to feel the same when they read my mystery story. So I have never tried, but I want to and hope that I can one day.
With romance, while I enjoy reading stories centred around a romance, I personally don't want to write one. I want more to my stories than a romance. That's why they are remaining just subplots.
Contemporary because, to be honest, my brain finds them boring to create. I enjoy reading them but I cannot get the same joy. The close I got to enjoying contemporary is when it has supernatural elements. I know. It doesn't count.
And historical fiction, cause simply I would hate the work it takes to create one. I like to research quite a bit on things but not a whole lot. I am truly in awe of the people who write historical fiction.
3. How long have you been writing?
I started to want to write when I was 11 or 12, but only went beyond a few paragraphs of writing when I was 13 or 14. I believed I started my first novel when I was 14. It's all a bit foggy but I have been thinking about more lately and it's getting a little clearer to me.
4. What's the most difficult thing about writing for you?
Descriptions and worldbuilding. Descriptions takes a while to form and it is something I basically skip on until the second draft. Worldbuilding in general comes out half-baked cause I struggle to just sit down and write out the worldbuilding properly.
5. What's the most fun part of writing for you?
Characters and everything related to them. Personalities, flaws, arcs, appearances, etc. They are just so fun to make them feel human, giving them depth and complexity. I just love the discovery, in my head and on the page.
Also creating plots, especially with events that are so connected to the characters' inner journeys, is another thing that is just so fun.
Here's my set of questions now:
1. What's the best writing advice you have heard?
2. What's the worst writing advice you have heard?
3. Why did you make your blog a writing one?
4. Are you a writer first or a reader first?
5. How many writing ideas do you have on hold for the future?
And I tag...
Maggie @ Teen Writer's Nook
Jenna @ Jenna Terese (I know I tag her a lot, but this tag is perfect for her blog)
Bree Dawn @ The Long Voyage
So what about you? What's your most fun part of writing (or reading if you're not a writer)? What do you struggle with as a writer? What's a genre you don't write in and why (or a genre you don't read in)?