The Rising Author Tag// Novel Updates + Snippets

I found a blog that contained the “Rising Author Tag” I personally found these blogs inspiring, because these authors are just like me, each one excited about their projects and the possibilities that can emerge from their writing. After following this tag and reading multiple blogs from new authors I have decided that It will be a fun way to update about my writing.

(Here is a link to the Paper Blots blog from where I got the questions) The Rising Author Tag // My (Nonexistent) Writing & Aesthetics (!!) & Awkward Snippets

What is your current WIP about, and what’s its status? (ie. plotting, writing, editing, etc.) 

Right now I am working on a novel about a girl who is forced into a marriage at 16, but instead of telling it through her perspective I am telling it through the eyes of those around her.  I am currently in the writing stage… approx. 20,000 words in…. so much further to go. 🙂

Do you plot things out and/or outline, or just figure it out as you write?

I fly by the seat of my pants.  Often I do not know where I am going in the chapter until I start writing.  And, I actually don’t follow a chronological order when I write.  I switch between chapters, oftentimes writing ones at the end of the book first to know where I want my story to go.

What are some book ideas you want to write in the future?

I have so many swirling in my mind right now.  I think that is the biggest problem, I oten jump from one project to the next because I have so many ideas.

What’s your writing routine, if any? (ie. snacks, music, time of day, location, etc.)

I don’t really have a writing routine.  Between two jobs, I am exhausted by the end of the night and do not have the motivation to write.  Any free time I get I try to do some sort of writing, whether it be this blog, my diary, or the novel I am working on.  I hope that when I start college I will have more free time on my hands to write. (Especially during my breaks in between classes)

What (or who) motivates you to write?

My sister.  She is the only one that knows that I am writing a novel right now.  I think it is a self-esteem thing.  I get nervous when people ask to read or ask for a synopsis for what I am writing.  But, I know that my sister will always have my back, and will be with me the entire journey.

What do you find is the easiest part about writing? The hardest?

I find that writing dramatic scenes are the easiest part of writing.  I often get whisked away into the story I am weaving, that I often find myself punching the keyboard aggressively if I am writing about someone who is angry.  The hardest part for me is the amount of description to put into a chapter. Is it too much? Is it not enough?  I feel like there is a very fine line between the two.

What genre will you never try, and why?

As much as I love reading about fantasy, I think I would struggle in the creativity department. but I don’t think there is something that I would flat out say I would NEVER try it.  Sometimes you have to challenge yourself. 🙂

Share a tiny (or large) snippet/excerpt of your writing, if you’re comfortable!

“Father’s “friend” came in with the change of the season. When the leaves turned colors, and the biting wind came, there he was, standing on our front porch as if the wind blew him in. He brought a suitcase–weathered and worn from use–and I realized that he would be a lengthy visitor.”

Here are some questions for you to answer

  1. How did you get into writing?
  2. Have you written any other novel, novellas or short stories?
  3. If you had to pick one author to read your book who would it be

I hope you enjoyed this update!! Comment on your WIPs and other things you are writing below! I cannot wait to see where this book will take me!

Please do not take any ideas, snippets, etc. that are posted on this page and use them as your own

-Madison Renee

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