21 Mar 2018

Spring Cleaning Writer Tag

This is a brand new tag, guys!

  Created by the amazing Deborah O' Carroll who has an equally wonderful blog! I suggest following immediately. You won't regret it!


1. Link back to the person who tagged you
2. Share the picture
3. Answer the questions
4. Tag 3 other writers and inform them you have (You're allowed to use carrier pigeon if preferred)

1. Dust-bunnies and Plot-bunnies: Reorganize Your Writing Goals (Or Make New Ones)

 I feel most of my bunnies are more dust than plot.

I have some that have been on my writing to do list and I have gotten nowhere with them but I refuse to take them off because I am stubborn. I don't think I've made any official writing goals this year, but now seems like the perfect time.

I have about 13 ideas that are either wips, finished first drafts, need to be finished, or in editing stages. Then about ten that are just ideas.

My main at the moment are.

1. Cynfael's story  (Falling Snow's sequel)

2. First draft of Sherlock Holmes Retelling

3. Lengthen 'Bleeding Roses' (My Beauty & the Beast retelling)

4. Edit and rewrite 'Shadow of Doubt' (My first book)

5. Edit and rewrite 'The Calm Before the Storm' (Its sequel they are both awful and need a lot of work)

6. First draft of 'The Unhappening' ( My passion project which is a glorious mess of fairy tales and sass and has no plot)

7. First draft of A Ghost Story ( This is an old story of mine, I'm trying to fix it)

 2. Which Stage Are You At? Expound!
a. Remodeling layouts (planning the story)
b. Painting the walls in colorful hues (writing)
c. Polishing the windows and scrubbing the floors and putting flowers in vases (editing)
d. Blueprints (not to the cleaning or remodeling yet… just drawing up plans for the very beginning inklings of a story)
e. Some combination of those things (cleaning out a closet)
I am not very good at focusing on one thing. So 'e' it's always 'e'
Every story is in a different stage at all times. I also never only do one at once, which is probably why I will never be successful, but I digress.

3. Treasure From the Back of the Closet (Share one to three snippets you love!)

Is it time to admit that I hate my own writing with a passion. I will share, but with great reluctance.

This is my newest one from Cynfael's story. ( I haven't forgotten your tag Mary Katherine, I just have yet to write seven pages of it.)

 Chayse was burning his prison down. I envied him. The fact that he could simply burn away his mother’s entanglements, reducing an empire to ashes as if it had been built of paper. If only mine were as easy to burn. I could feel the necklace hidden away in my coat pocket. The blood coated pearls could buy my freedom. I couldn’t run, I would have to settle for retribution. - Cynfael

Here is a random one from 'The Unhappening' because I seem to be writing it out of order. 

“How are you?” I asked knowing full well he wasn’t having a good day.
 He glanced at me. “Delightful,” he mummered, pulling on his gloves.
 I followed him down the narrow lane, his legs had already given him quite the lead.
“You said you had something for me.” I shouted hoping he would slow down.
He glanced over his shoulder at me, “I constantly forget how short you are.”
He dared to smile as he said it, the obtuse giant. -Isabella

Lastly one from Miss Hudson found in an old document.

“It’s rabbit blood.” He said, tapping the side of the vial.
“Is that supposed to make me feel better,” I started, “Where is the rabbit?”
He squinted at me, “Alive. She is somewhere bumbling about.”
“You set a rabbit lose in here,” my tone was almost calm. All things considered. it was probably the least odd thing he had done in recent weeks. “Did you tire of using your own blood?”-Miss Hudson

These are rough and probably littered with grammatical errors. I'm sorry.
(I think I just described myself)

 3.5. Bonus: Do Some Actual Spring Cleaning of Your Writer Self! (and share a picture!)

Most of my writing cleaning is me deleting electronic files or taking papers that look like this...
 and typing them up on the computer. I have been doing loads of that lately. My writing space is basically a bed, though I do commandeer my Dad's desk at times.

Hope you guys enjoyed this! 

I tag 

Feel free to do it even if your not tagged. I would love to see everyone's posts.


  1. Your snippets! Love 'em! Especially the "obtuse giant" part. I feel that way ALL. THE. TIME.

    1. Thanks! It's the curse of being short. :D

  2. Your stories sound so cool, Skye!! I love those snippets, especially the Cynfael one! He sounds very cool, and I am very intrigued. O.O

    1. Thanks Lila! I'm so glad, Cynfael is my favorite to write. He has quite the ego.

  3. Wow, you've got a lot of projects going! That's super awesome! Your snippets were great, too! I really liked the premise of this tag. It's interesting. I never thought of spring cleaning and writing together, but it makes sense.

    1. I've been trying to cut down a bit, I overreach a bit. Thanks!
      I thought it was pretty neat too! Deb is incredibly creative for thinking of it.

  4. Yay, you did it! :D

    "More dust than plot"--heehee. XD Stubbornly sticking to ALL the stories is great. ;)

    Ooh, Sherlock Holmes retelling! *is intrigued* And B&B stories are my fave. :D

    The Unhappening sounds amazing--fairytales and sass and no plot sounds AWESOME! (By which I mean that of course our passion projects tend to be our favorites but be less than helpful in the plot area but that's okay--The Other Half of Everything is like that for me.)

    Hurray for all the different stages! (I do that too... and yes, it can be distracting to work on so many things at once, but we shall prevail!)

    Aww, don't hate your writing--it's lovely! <3 Oh my word, I love these snippets!! :D I'm so intrigued by Cynfael's one. O_O And the one from The Unhappening is so funny. XD

    I hope you don't delete anything important. o.o *is a hoarder and hardly ever deletes things* Ooh, I love seeing people's handwriting! :D

    This was so fun! Thanks for doing the tag, love, and best of luck on your writing! <3

    1. I did!

      It's true, a lot of these have been here for a long time. Well good, because it seems to be my one good quality. :)

      Yes, it's the one I'm most scared to write. Because I'm afraid it won't live up to even my expectations. Mine too!

      Thanks! It's true the ones you love the most are often the hardest to make a story out of.

      We shall!!! With stubbornness and coffee.

      I will try, but after leafing through some of it,I find it very difficult. Thank you so much! He is my most intriguing character. I was hoping it was :D

      Nope, just the loose ends and stuff I have no use for, I tend to hoard things too! Even when it's as awful as mine.

      I'm glad! Thanks for sharing it, it was a lot of fun to do!
      To you as well! <3

  5. Oooh, I love this tag! I hope to do it myself in a week or two! :D

    Okay but ALL YOUR STORIES!!!!!!!!! I need all of these things! I'm ECSTATIC about Cynfael's story (obviously), and your Sherlock retelling is the bessst, and Beauty and the Beast retelling (:D :D :D!!!), and a mess of fairytales and sass?? I WANT. You have the coolest ideas! And I like that you keep a combination of ALL the types of projects going. I wish I could juggle my stories better! I can only seem to do one at a time.

    Um, excuse me, Skye, but whyyyyy do you hate your writing? I'm just sitting over her DEVOURING these snippets and squealing over all the gloriousness. CYNFAEL THOUGH. <333 I'm sooo curious about his life and backstory! *FLAILS* I can definitely feel the sass from The Unhappening! (Love that title, by the way.) AND YOUR SHERLOCK STORY. Oh my word, I'm dying. You capture Sherlock to PERFECTION. I can't. XD

    This was the best! Thank you so much for sharing with us! <3

    1. It's a good one! Can't wait! :D

      Christine!! You always make feel so good about my writing. He's been so much fun to write. Sherlock is impossible. I know you love those ;)It is a complete mess, but the sass drags me back to it. Thanks! It's fun sometimes, but more often nothing gets done and I go crazy.

      Because I am an insecure mess. :) Thank you, I don't think I deserve it, but your praise means a lot.
      He's horrible, but his backstory and life are tragic. There is so much sass, sometimes I'm worried that's all there is. Thanks so much! I am hoping to do him justice. I'm a big fan, so the expectation level is high.

      Thanks, can't wait to read yours! <3

  6. Cool!!! I love the Pinterest boards for your old stories. They’re so intriguing.
    Ah!! I love the snippet from Cyn!

    1. Thanks Maddie! You gotta love Pinterest, it always motivates me.

      :D I was hoping you would!

  7. I can relate to hating ones writing, but your snippets are SO good.

    1. I think its just part of being a writer. Thank you so much!

  8. Good luck! And I love those gifs. :)

    1. Thanks! I have an obsession with gifs! :)

  9. I really like the premise of this tag (if I wasn't drowning in them myself, I would steal it). Your use of GIFS was absolutely perfect, I love them all.

    All of these story ideas sound really wonderful, Skye!!


    1. It's really fun and motivating. I understand that, I'm horrible at keeping up with them. Thanks, I'm a bit of a gif enthusiast!

      Thank you so much, Catherine!

  10. Oh, fun tag! And I have ideas at all different stages. So many ideas. *melts* Maybe I'll finish them before I'm 123.

    Your snippets are intriguing as always! Though I never know what to feel about Cynfael, he certainly makes one curious.


    1. It is! It's awful but wonderful isn't it! You and me both!

      Thank you! Neither do I to be honest.

  11. Thank you for tagging me! This looks fun and productive, although I admit that spring cleaning is not my forte.
    I loved your answers, and I especially loved your snippets. They were totally awesome. Sometimes I forget how much I like your writing style, and then I read something of yours again and I'm like, "Yep. Love. Totally love."

    1. No problem, I can't wait to see your answers. It's not really mine either.
      Thanks! I'm glad you like them! Omigoodness! Thanks, I don't know what to say.
      I'm just happy that you love them!!!