The Wisteria Writer's Tag ||| In Which I Rant About My Writing

I was tagged by Michaila from Mic's Room!  Thank you so much!

What is the name and what does she/he look like of your favored character?

Asher Watson is my favorite.  He's a sarcastic teenage boy who also happens to become a psychopath during the book.  So...yeah...

What would you describe your writing style as?

A huge mess, probably.  On a more serious note, I tend to write in first person present tense.  My biggest inspiration for this is Nadine Brandes.

How much writing do you complete in a week?

I try to write at least 500 words a day.  *pulls out calculator* That equals about 3500 words a week.  I know, I'm a slow writer.  My life is pretty crazy right now, so I'm lucky if I make 500 a week.

Plotting...on a note card, in a notebook, or in your brain?

I plot on random pieces of paper and try to find them when it comes time to write.  I warned you that I'm a mess.

What does your book couple's wedding look like?

It would be in a church and probably pretty small.  *shrugs* I guess I haven't thought too much about it.

Ever sketch your characters? Care to share?

I sketched some of my characters when I first started planning The Clockshifter.  Since I'm not an artist, I just traced pictures of actors and actresses.  Original, I know.

When did you start to write?

I started to like writing when I was in fourth grade.  I wrote a few little stories then.  I became serious about writing a little over two and a half years ago after watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and writing fanfiction for it.  (Even though my only knowledge of Middle-earth was from the movie and what my friends told me.)

What inspired you?

Like a lot of writer origin stories, J.R.R. Tolkien.  (Well, technically Peter Jackson...but whatever.  It was Tolkien's idea first.)

What still inspires you?

My writer friends and books.  Shout-out to Katie GraceHosannaAshleyZacNadineHannahWendyBriannaStrength of Atlantis, and Rosalie.  And thank you to all of you!  You inspire me too!

And finally, what would your published book look like, inside and out?

I have an obsession with book covers (both making them and the finished products), so this might be a long answer.  #sorrynotsorry.

The book cover for The Clockshifter would be fabulous. would be fabulous, beautiful, and 1000000000000% professional looking.  I've made some mock covers for it, but I haven't been completely happy with them.

**Disclaimer** I have not read any of the books mentioned, I am simply using their covers as examples.
I think it would be neat to have a watercolor cover, or something like that, sort of like the cover for Kingdom of Ash and Briars or have something that revolves around the text like Of Fire and Stars.  I also like 2-D type covers.  I'm not even sure if that's what they are called, but it's something like A Study in Charlotte.  Basically, the text must be spot on, along with a flawless backdrop like it is in Bright Smoke, Cold Fire.

I haven't really thought about the inside.

I hope I didn't bore you ranting about my writing.  This was a really fun tag to do!  I now nominate...

Katie Grace @ A Writer's Faith
Hosanna @ Having a Heart Like His
Zac @ Of Bleeding Pens and Pages
Hannah @ Furious Ever Afters
Wendy @ The Jumping Bean
Rosalie @ Penprints

Here are your questions...

1. If you could have been the author of any published book, which one would you pick and why?
2. Do you ever daydream about your book at school/work?
3. When do you write the best?
4. What are your favorite writing snacks?
5. Is writing easier after reading something?
6. What does your dream book cover look like?
7. Does your writing style resemble that of your favorite author(s)?
8. Coffee or tea as writing fuel?
9. NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo.
10. Share your favorite sentence from your WIP.

Please feel free to answer any of the questions in the comments!  I would love to hear about your writing!


  1. Alea! I adore this rant, and I love this look into your writing process! And 3500 a week is /not/ slow. That's 14k a month, and that's great!
    ~ Rosalie
    P.S. - thanks for tagging me!

    1. Thank you so much, Rosalie!

      No problem! You're an awesome writer and blogger! You deserve to be tagged. :)

  2. Awesome questions and answers! Tolkien seems to be the primary source of inspiration for a LOT of writers I know. :D Also, your book covers are AMAZING. What do you use to design them? They look so professional and beautiful and OMG-I-would-totally-read-that gorgeous!!! :D

    1. Thank you so much! Tolkien is awesome. :)

      Thank you! When I make a cover for my own personal use, I use Photoshop. Due to a licensing thing, I use GIMP when making covers for other people. I'm trying to totally convert to GIMP, though. You have no idea how happy it makes me that you like them!

  3. You try to write 500 words a DAY?! *is astounded* Good for you for setting that goal (even if you don't reach it everyday)! I really should think about setting a daily writing goal for myself at some point ...

    ~ Savannah


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