8 Nov 2017

Beautiful Books/ How is the Writing Going?

My favorite link-up created by the blogging Queen's Cait and Sky

I love these things, because it lets me ramble about my books and characters. Something no-one usually wants to hear about, and maybe they still don't.

 On to the questions!

1. Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel going?

I'm running on bitterness and coffee. I have six thousand words left in my first draft, it's going.

2. What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?

 I’m falling; The Mesmerizing Snow is falling. That is, of course, what snow tends to do. I saw the irony, even as I made another failed attempt for the bar.

 3.Who’s your current favorite character in your novel?

 Cynfael, my Prince Charming.

He came into existence with a fully established backstory and nuances I didn't expect. It was fun to see peoples reaction to him, as he is rather creepy. I get to see him from an entirely different perspective.  

4. What do you love about your novel so far?

The characters and circus setting. 

5. Have you made any hilarious typos or other mistakes?

 I would write something and then move it, but forget to delete it from where it used to be. Resulting in lots of double sentences.

6.What is your favorite to write: beginning, middle, or end — and why?

The end, for that amazing feeling you get before you start editing.

7.  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!

Chips or sour patch kids. Music really helps me envision my story. Afternoons.

8. How private are you about your novel while you’re writing? Do you need a cheer squad or do you work alone (like, ahem, Batman)?

 I grew out of the 'my novel is top secret stage', if someone wants to to talk about it, I will. I have done it both ways. Both work.

9. What keeps you writing even when it’s hard?

My favorite authors, books, and a need to create.

10. What are your top 3 pieces of writing advice?

 Write what you like.

Don't be defensive about your writing, criticism will help you improve.

You have to finish.


  1. Cynfael is actually my favorite character to read about. Chayse is still my fav, but Cynfael... I don't know how I feel about him and it interests me.

    1. I'm glad he is growing on you, I'm also glad you still like Chayse. He needs some love.


    I don't think I realized Cynfael was your favorite. That's the best. XD He's something for sure. I can only imagine how fun he is to write!

    I laughed sooooo hard at the "I love garbage" gif. Your gif-usage is the most perfect thing I can't!

    Loved all of this! And it's KILLING ME I haven't had time to read the next chapter yet. BECAUSE I NEEDS IT, PRECIOUS! I'M GONNA DO IT SOON. I PROMISE.

    1. Awww Christine, that made my day. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy my rag-tag group of weirdos.

      I didn't really realize it either, Chayse has a special place too. He is a blast!

      He he, I think we all feel that way about our own writing. Thanks, I love gifs!

      I'm actually surprised you found time to comment, I can't even breathe during Nano, I am very excited to hear what you think of it. :)

  3. Looking forward to hearing how this goes, Skye! By the way, I'm always ready to hear about anyone's characters and books. And your novel sounds so good. :)

    1. I will keep posting about it then. Aw, that's so sweet of you, I wish more people were.
      Thank you so much!

  4. Eep, these characters! <3 I am on PINS AND NEEDLES FOR CHAPTER 10!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out! My personal favorites are definitely Chayse and Snow, probably Chayse. I'm just drawn to characters with backstories like his. :p Can't help it.

    Also, great tips! I especially love the second one. :)


    1. I'm so glad you like them, I'm going to miss them. I hope you like it! I think Chayse is my favorite too, I feel so bad for him.

      Thanks! :)

  5. The answer and gif for #4! XD Made me laugh.

    Also, I don't know, maybe you know this. But if you want to move a sentence, you can cut it, instead of just copying it. When you cut it, it will copy and delete the original, so that you can then paste it elsewhere without having to worry about deleting it. Not sure that made sense, or if you already knew that. . . you probably did. *looks for some place private to be embarrassed, fails, shoves hat over face*

    1. April Ludgate is perfect for any situation. :D

      I think I did know that, its just that I was writing at night, with way to much caffeine and a bit sleep deprived and my brain would short circuit.

      No don't be embarrassed that is helpful advice!