Clearly I have not completed a tag in a while. But, this one reached my path and I wanted to do it, especially since I have a lot of downtime as I work on my second project. This tag was created by Long Voyage. Check out her version here.
But, I give thanks to The Orangutan Librarian for sending it my way.
Here are the rules:
- Link and thank the blogger who tagged you.
- Include the graphic somewhere in the post (or make your own!)
- Answer the questions truthfully and honestly.
- Tag 3 bloggers. (Exception: I tag whoever wants to participate!)
Never Have I Ever…
. . . started a novel that I did not finish.
Okay, I started a potential project at the beginning of quarantine. It’s two paragraphs. I have not touched it since writing it.
…written a story completely by hand.
In elementary through high school, yes. Nowadays, no. I use my trusted laptop.
…changed tenses midway through a story.
No. I stay the course when tenses are involved. I tend to write past tense anyway and I do not find issue with doing so as my story progresses.
…not researched anything before starting a story.
I research somewhat before I start a story. Usually, I research as I write.
…changed my protagonist’s name halfway through a draft.
Oh my goodness, yes. Until I finish my final draft, no one’s name is set in stone.
…written a story in a month or less.
No. No. No. Poetry? yes. A novel? No.
…fallen asleep while writing
Nope. While reading? Yes.
…corrected someone’s grammar IRL/online?
Most likely, yes. But, I have chilled since staying on social media. To each their own. I am not worrying myself unless the person was shady to begin with.
…yelled in all caps at myself in the middle of my novel.
Next question. Please. (First drafts are meant to be dirty. Don’t stress out over them.)
…used “I’m writing” as an excuse.
Maybe. A lady deserves her secrets.
…killed a character that was based on someone I know in real life.
No. But, anything’s possible.
…used pop culture references in a story.
Yes! Yes! Yes! I write contemporary/realistic fiction. Hence, pop culture references occur. I do not use too many because I do not wish to date my work.
…written between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Yes! I used to write between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. However, my health and body clock suffered. So, I’m back to writing between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. My sleeping patterns have not suffered yet.
…drank an entire pot of coffee while writing.
Sorry! That’s a writer’s stereotype I do not partake in. One mug of tea usually does the trick.
…written down dreams to use in potential novels.
I used scenes I have dreamed about in novels. Does that count?
…procrastinated homework because I wanted to write.
Chores, not homework, suffer sometimes because I just want to write or read. Sue me.
…typed so long that my wrists hurt.
Yes, or until my eyes burned. Live and learn.
…spilled a drink on my laptop while writing.
Oh no! I am super anal about liquids and my laptop. I keep my mug far, far away.
…forgotten to save my work/draft.
Yes, and I have learned my lesson. Imagine writing some good stuff only to miss the bare minimum of care. Crazy.
…finished a novel.
Yes! My first project’s first draft is finished after being torn apart and written from fresh. I’m working on a first draft for another novel.
…laughed like an evil villain while writing a scene.
I have not laughed, but I plastered an evil Joker grin. Does that count?
…cried while writing a scene.
Maybe I’m cold-hearted, but no. I have not cried while writing a scene.
…created maps of my fictional worlds.
I do not write fantasy. But, I do write general sketches of how I see the environment in which my characters exist.
…researched something shady for a novel.
Do not ever check my computers’ histories, if you value your life. *Insert evil laugh*
What have you done or never done in your writing life? Feel free to write your answers below. The tastier the better.