I was so stunned, yet pleased, when I found out that there was such thing as a writing tag! I love book tags, of course, but didn’t know there were writing ones too! Thanks to Margaret @ Weird Zeal, I was able to discover the Never Have I Ever Writing Tag. I also found The Jane Austen July Tag at Margaret’s blog, it’s like she helps keep me in the loop, tag-wise. Check out her post here, it was so much fun to read!
The Long Voyage created this tag, kudos to them for being so creative 😄
Okay, let’s get started! *initiates giddy clapping*
Have I Ever…
…started a novel that I didn’t finish.
Ha! Plenty of times. I probably have around 30 unfinished drafts lurking somewhere, a few of them wondering why on earth I only slapped a title on them and neglected them ever since.
…written a story completely by hand.
I’ve done this several times as well. Before I had my own computer, I wrote a lot on yellow notepads. Got a lot of blue ink on my hands too. 😂
…changed tenses midway through a story.
Probably, when I was just starting out. I don’t remember, but I’m pretty sure I would switch between past and present tenses.
…not researched anything before starting a story.
Yep, that’s me. I’m not the type of writer who does a lot of planning and research before a book. I really just get right into it. With writing, it’s all about my emotions and gut. If I hold out on an idea too long, I may lose interest (this actually has never happened before, because I won’t let it).
…changed my protagonist’s name halfway through a draft.
In my current WIP, one of my characters underwent at least three name changes. But I’ve settled on a much more permanent name now.
…written a story in a month or less.
When I was younger and writing solely for fun, yes. I remember I once completed an entire story in a day. I could not stop clacking at the keyboard.
…fallen asleep while writing.
No, but I have written late into the night. Because I can’t help it. I’m telling you, the mood is everything when it comes to writing. Sometimes I can write for an entire day, other times only a few sentences before I’m like “Nope not today”.
…corrected someone’s grammar IRL/online?
Er…no. Most of the time, it’s just a typo or something.
…yelled in all caps at myself in the middle of my novel.
I don’t type messages to myself in my drafts, just because. But I have screamed at myself inside my head, I just don’t put it down.
…used “I’m writing” as an excuse.
…used pop culture references in a story.
No…I suppose I could do it, but I just didn’t feel like it. Plus, my dialogue almost always advances the plot.
…written between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
No. I remember, though, after seeing the film Little Women (2019), I was so inspired that I did a little writing around 11pm. Way to prioritize, I know.
…drank an entire pot of coffee while writing.
I’m too young, so no. I don’t tend to eat or drink a lot while I write. I do listen to music, but it kind of just gets lost in the background. When I write, I write…if that makes sense.
…written down dreams to use in potential novels.
This actually happened once. I was on a train in China (this is years ago) and I had a dream about a very special, peculiar girl who was found in the snow. An amateur pilot found her and took care of her. No, it’s not romantic at all, the girl was chased out of her kingdom and the boy just became her friend. I never finished it, but I still remember!
…published an unedited story on the internet/blog/Wattpad.
…procrastinated homework because I wanted to write.
I think so, though I don’t do it too often. I remember after the first day of school, I wrote for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening…at least we didn’t have any homework!
…typed so long that my wrists hurt.
…spilled a drink on my laptop while writing.
…forgotten to save my work/draft.
Again, thankfully, no.
…finished a novel.
Several times! 😁
…laughed like an evil villain while writing a scene.
Not an evil villain, but a giggly girl convinced she did something genius. 😄
…cried while writing a scene.
My heartstrings were tugged and I got choked up…but I don’t really cry while writing (or reading)!
…created maps of my fictional worlds.
No, I’m unfortunately too lazy. I did do some sketching of Spacia and Ellie and Abby’s houses but that’s probably it.
…researched something odd for a novel.
For Spacia: The Fate of the Galaxies, I looked up if Harvard offered a house-scouting team. I do a lot of Google searches when writing, to check my facts and things like that, but it seems I often get nowhere with them 🤷♀️
I can’t tell you how much fun this was! I love sharing about my writing and writing process, and for that to be put into a tag…*sighs blissfully*.
If you want to do this tag, link back to this post when you finish because I’d love to see your answers!