Writer’s Life Tag

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I was tagged for the Writer’s Life Tag by Lauri a.k.a. Christine @ Musings of an Elf — thank youuuu! ^_^ (Everybody go read/follow her blog ASAP because it’s fantastic in all meanings of that word. ❤ )

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I miiight have done this one once? It sounds familiar? But I don’t even care if I did because it’s a fun writer tag and is awesome. SO LET’S DO THIS THIIING.

Write-fuel: What do you eat/drink while writing?

I don’t, really. I can’t multi-task very well like that: I either write or I eat/drink, but not both at once. XD I’ve taken to having a glass of water nearby while I’m writing, but that’s about as food/beverage-y as it gets.

Write-sounds: What do you listen to while writing?

If I do listen to music, it’s usually instrumental Celtic music, or else music that’s inspirational for the particular book I’m working on.

Write-vice: What’s your most debilitating distraction?

Oh, so many. Internet. Pinterest. Goodreads. Blogging instead of writing “real” words. Endlessly making lists of my various WIPs instead of writing them…

Write-horror: What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you while writing?

When my computer starts freaking out and breaking in the middle of something. Horrifying. It gives me a heart attack and makes me fear I’m about to lose all my work. 😛 If the power cord accidentally got pulled out and the screen suddenly goes black… Also, recently, my “A” key has taken to falling off my keyboard. Yeah. >.>

Write-joy: What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you while writing, or how do you celebrate small victories?

Finishing a story, or the thrill of inspiration when you’re typing as fast as you can and still can’t keep up, when a scene is really shaping up as something special/unexpected and the characters are just being a blast. ❤

Write-crew: Who do you communicate with or not communicate with while writing?

While writing, no one. I need to write by myself, pretty much. But I’ll often talk to my sister about writing, and a few good friends online who are writers, as well as blogging… It’s very motivational to have writerly friends to talk with. ^_^ *group hug for all you wonderful people*

Write-secret: What’s your writing secret to success or hidden flaw?

Secret to success: draft-zero scene outlining. It works wonders. I really need to do a post about it someday.

(Not-so-)hidden flaw: I procrastinate and am afraid of starting. I don’t just sit down and start writing.

Write-spiration: What always makes you productive?

If I knew the answer to this, I’d have a lot more written than I do. XD I’ve noticed taking a walk helps sometimes… I should do that more often.

Write-peeve: What’s one thing writers do (or you do) that’s annoying?

Other writers: killing off characters. 😛

Me: not writing.

Write-words: Share one sentence from a project, past or present.

One-sentence snippet I wrote recently:

Ivan sent Teague a half-awake glare that read (even to my inexperienced-with-siblings eye) “I will hurt you” and then fell asleep again.

–from The Other Half of Everything

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 And that’s what’s up in this writer’s life! Thoughts? Consider yourself tagged if you want! 🙂