I noticed the Beautiful Books linkup and decided to do it. So, I have an extra post this month.
So I haven’t been doing NaNoWriMo, but I have still been writing. I’ll be talking about my story Restrained or Protected which I just renamed to: The Weaver and the Brigand. (or possibly Spinner) This isn’t the only name I’ve come up with though. For a while it was The Maiden and the Brigand in my head, I have a document called, Her Outlaw Knight, and the exercise book I use for outlining stuff says: So Called Freedom. I really like that name. It just does not fit. (Edited much later: This book is now called Girl of Rumour.)1. Is the book turning out how you thought it would be, or is it defying your expectations?It’s becoming more complicated than I expected, but also deeper. I had an idea this week that adds a whole new layer to it. That’s why I changed the name.
2. What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?I really don’t have one. I’ve written many and at the moment I don’t like any of them. Most of the have something about a knight or prince in them though.
3. Are you a plotter or a pantser? Have you ever tried both methods and how did it turn out?I plan, but not in great detail. When I’ve made changes, I might make a note, but I won’t go and re-outline it.
4. What do you reward yourself with after meeting a goal?Last month I bought myself Captivated, by Molly Evangeline. Next time I meet a goal, I’ll have to come up with something else.
5. What do you look for in a name? Do you have themes and where do you find your names?I want them to be somewhat distinctive, yet simple. Most of my names have an anglo-germanic feel to them.
6. What is your favourite to write: beginning, middle, or end — and why? The beginning is hard to get right. Lot’s of interesting things things happen in the middle and I’m just at the beginning of the end. Which is fun, but i don’t really know quite where I’m going.
7. Who’s your current favourite character in your novel?Right now it’s actually Adel, my protagonist. I was a bit surprised to realized that. Especially as every time I do a personality test with her, I get a different result. And when I think about it I’m not sure what makes her cool.
8. 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?!)I’m just starting to research Roman-Britain. I suddenly thought that would be a good flavour to add in. I’ve got some books set there I’m planning to read. Weirdest things I research was about knocking people out and making sleeping potions.
9. Do you write better alone or with others? Do you share your work or prefer to keep it to yourself?Racing someone else can help me but I usually write alone. At the moment I’m keeping it to myself. It’s not quite at a stage I can share it.
10. 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!I don’t really have any particular habits. Sometimes I listen to music. I really don’t know what time I write best. I write in all kinds of places. Either of my desks, sitting on the lounge, at the bench, outside. I’ve even ended up writing at the library and in the mall. That has worked well. None of the wrong kinds of distractions there. Well at the library I had a bag full of books and did get a bit distracted.So that’s what’s happening with my writing. I’m having fun. I’m not stuck at the moment, but I’m rather busy and can’t get a lot done. At’s it’s probably terrible, but I don’t care, I can fix it later.Over and out.