I’m here with a tag I …well, I guess I stole it. XD
Sue me. XP
- Link and thank the blogger who tagged you. (Thanks Bree! XD Not only did she create the tag, but she’s also the one I stole it from. XP)
- Include the graphic somewhere in the post (or make your own!) (Yeah… not making my own this time. *points down* 😉 )
- Answer the questions truthfully and honestly. (Does sarcasm count as truthful and honest? *smile smile* I’ll try to keep it at a minimum. ;p
- Tag 3 bloggers. (*Cracks knuckles* 3, I can do 3.)
<Never Have I Ever>
…started a novel that I didn’t finish.
Yup. I have a few I’ve never finished. Mostly because I’m still writing them. So, my precious little stories aren’t abandoned, just put aside for right now, like More Than a Dream and about a dozen others… Yeah… I have quite a few I haven’t finished. As for a novel I started and abandoned, I do have one that was some sort of contemporary portal fantasy/dream world that I never made it past chapter 1? It was weird and so full of references and oh gosh it is so cringe-worthy. *hides*
…written a story completely by hand.
That is the sum of my answer. Typing is the only way to go for me. My hands are cramping just thinking about doing it.
…changed tenses midway through a story.
Hmmm… In a way, yes.
…not researched anything before starting a story.
Ha! YES! My excuse? I write fantasy, I can just make it up as I go, yes? Who needs research in a completely made up world? If things don’t make sense, can’t I just claim it’s some sort of Wonderland spin-off? *smile smile*
…changed my protagonist’s name halfway through a draft.
This question makes me cringe. Yes, yes I did. And after searching and replacing that name throughout the entire document… I realized I liked the original name and had to change it all back… *face-palm*
…written a story in a month or less.
Yes, I actually have done this. Shocker, I know. I am a slow drafter, but this story was well under 20,000 words. Goodness, did it even make 15,000? It was my little fairy book which was inspired by the Tinker Bell movies. I called it Rose and the Berry Thief and it was this adorable little middle grade novelette(?) that was the beginning of a series. Then I wrote the sequel and everything got dark. Story of my writing life. A story about cute little fairies turns into this dark story about shattered families, a war-torn homeland, traumatized pasts, secret identities, and betrayals. >.>
…fallen asleep while writing
Eh, no. Dozed off? Yes.
…corrected someone’s grammar IRL/online?
Well, yes and no. I am too chicken to just randomly correct someone’s grammar in person or online, unless they specifically ask me too, but I have teased friends and siblings about incorrect grammar or typos.
…yelled in all caps at myself in the middle of my novel.
Yes, usually during NaNo when I need to make a note of something but don’t want to stop writing.
…used “I’m writing” as an excuse.
…I wish. XD
…killed a character that was based on someone I know in real life.
Nooo, why do you ask?? Okay, okay, *ahem* I don’t really base my characters off of people in real life, but I keep threatening to do so and kill that character off when certain people annoy me.
…used pop culture references in a story.
*face-palm* *points to first question* That story was soooo full of pop culture references. My characters watched Phineas and Ferb, played Kingdom Hearts, quoted Disney lines. …yeah, in my defense that was only my third or fourth story idea I’d tried to write down (before I’d even finished a single novel. Baby Author me tried juggling five and six stories all at once.).
…written between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Yes, yes I have. I have gotten up at 5 a.m. to write and I have stayed up to 2 a.m writing, just not in the same day or I’d be a caffeinated zombie the next day… And when I’m writing between those hours I generally look like this…
…drank an entire pot of coffee while writing.
Sadly, no. I have not. There has been times that I’ve wanted to, but nope.
…written down dreams to use in potential novels.
Yup! I had weird dreams that I wrote down, but I’m doubting I will actually use them.
…published an unedited story on the internet/blog/Wattpad.
Hmm, do snippets count? I’ve published plenty of those. XD
…procrastinated homework because I wanted to write.
I was homeschooled, I had no homework to procrastinate. XD Procrastinate other things to go write? Yes. (Clarification, I didn’t have homework like public school homework, but I did have extra curricular activities that could be classified as hands on homework. 😉 )
…typed so long that my wrists hurt.
…yeah, about this question I have a sort of health update. I’m fine, I’m not dying or anything, but as several of you have noticed (maybe?) I’ve yet to answer most comments from the last post. To explain that, I’m dealing with Repetitive Stress Injury in both hands, which means a lot less typing for me. So, I will get to all your wonderful comments soon, I love getting them and chatting with you all. <333 In short, yes, I have indeed typed so long my wrists hurt.
…spilled a drink on my laptop while writing.
*screeches at the thought* Goodness, no! I am in horror at the mere thought! I keep all lidless glasses away from my precious laptop.
…forgotten to save my work/draft
Eh, yeah, but thankfully I’ve never lost anything due to that. (Just due to computer glitches deleting entire paragraphs or documents. Thankfully each instance only happened once and that document was later recovered.) Now I have Scrivener automatically back up my writing every few seconds.
…finished a novel.
I have!!! …well, the first draft. A year ago in March, I finished the first draft of my very first novel, actually the one that got me started writing in the first place.
…laughed like an evil villain while writing a scene.
Out loud? No. In my head, oh yes. I have felt pretty evil sometimes when I put my characters through a particularly difficult scene. Now I sound like a cold-hearted maniac, but I do love my wittle charries! I do! And usually I am sad when I have to put them through pain and suffering, but I know what’s on the other side and I know it’s for their good and they will overcome. …that actually sounds like what God does with us, we go through a hard time and He hurts with us, but He knows it’s for our good and through Him we will overcome. 🙂
…cried while writing a scene.
On the inside, yes.
…created maps of my fictional worlds.
Yes. Squiggly lined, stick figure drawings that will never be viewed by anyone’s eyeballs but mine. I have artistic inclinations, but map-drawing is clearly not my forte.
…researched something shady for a novel.
Have I mentioned I’m writing a murder mystery series? *nervous grin* Like, how much blood can you lose before you die? Or, what poison makes it look like you had a heart attack? It’s all writing research, I swear! XD
And since I stole it, feel free to do so yourself if you want. ;p