Well this is the first time I’ve ever blogged on a Thursday!
What happens next is I will answer some questions, so that you (lovely readers of this blog) can find out more about me and my W.I.P. I will then tag some fellow bloggers, in the hope they will do the same. If you’ve been tagged, you must do the following as well as answering the questions below.
- Post the Tag and Image on your blog (see above)
- Thank whoever nominated you and give a link back to their blog.
- Mention the creators of the award and link back to their blogs.
- Nominate 6+ deserving bloggers and notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
Ready? Here we go!
Name one novel that inspired you to write.
Without wanting to sound too cliche, I’ve been wanting to write since I was very little. Simply because it is what I enjoyed most in school. But in recent years, when I’ve taken my writing a little more seriously, I would probably say 11.22.63 by Stephen King. An odd choice, perhaps, considering it is so far from the genre I write, but in this book King broke boundaries, and it gave me the confidence to write whatever I wanted. It made me realise that authors have the power to make things happen in their stories simply by imagining them as happening, and that was exciting for me.
What’s your favourite genre to write and read?
Mystery/thriller/suspense. It’s my favourite genre to read and I love writing mysteries too. My first novel (currently in submission stage) is a murder mystery, and book two which I’m plotting at the moment definitely has a more thriller and suspense vibe to it.
Do you prefer to write stand-alone or series?
Stand-alone. All plans for future projects are currently stand-alone. Although I am so in awe of those who commit to writing a series, and I do love reading books in a series too.
Use 3 words to describe yourself.
Optimistic, independent, shy.
Reveal your WIP aesthetics or an image that represents your MC or setting.
How long did your first MS take to draft?
Well, from start to finish it took almost 2 years, but this is because I had a year out of writing. So if you consider the actual time spent on drafting the novel it’d be a year. (To the completion of the first draft, anyway.)
Who is your author idol?
Based on overall personality, it’d be J.K. Rowling. I have adored her since I was a child, and I continue to adore her. As I’ve gotten older I find myself admiring her for different reasons, so when you combine that with childhood love it makes for a life-long connection, I think. But based on authors in my genre, I really, really adore Lucy Clarke.
Share a writing memory that made you determined to carry on.
I made my first agent submissions last month, and I posted about it on twitter. The feedback and well wishes from the writing community on there was far more than I had anticipated and it was just so, so kind.
Tell us something surprising or unique about yourself.
I can lick my elbow! (Apparently it’s impossible, but I guess not…)
Share the hardest part about being a writer and how you overcame it.
Falling into a writer’s slump. Essentially, feeling stuck with my writing, not knowing where to go next and all the doubt and anxiety that comes with it. To overcome it it’s really a case of pushing through it, writing anyway even if you’ve no clue where you’re going with it, and seeking advice and feedback from the online community.
What’s your favourite social media and why? Share your link.
I am a sucker for instagram, I love to see photos of people’s writing spaces, favourite books, notepads etc…my account is uninspiredwriters – come say hi!
Share some uplifting wisdom in six words or less.
Push your boundaries, never give up.
Thank you so much for reading! I am going to nominate: