Thursday, December 17, 2009

Playing Tag

Last week I got tagged by Mim and Carolyn to do a meme. I can't believe I'm writing those words. A year ago I didn't even know what that meant.

So here it goes:

1. What's the last thing you wrote? What's the first thing you wrote that you still have?
The last thing I wrote was three pages for my new superhero project. A book I wrote when I was fourteen.

2. Write poetry?
I’m not very poetic

3. Angsty poetry?
See above

4. Favorite genre of writing?
Young Adult Fantasy

5. Most annoying character you've ever created?
I think it will be the dad in my new WIP or Kate in my other project.

6. Best Plot you've ever created?
A damsel in distress twist. A hidden city. A girl with super powers, who'd rather shop than save the world.

7. Coolest Plot twist you've ever created?
See above.

8. How often do you get writer's block?
Too many times to keep track of.

9. Write fan fiction?

10. Do you type or write by hand?
Typing all the way, I type much faster than I write. Although in the planning stages I like to write.

11. Do you save everything you write?
I save everything. If I make one small change, I save the previous version.

12. Do you ever go back to an idea after you've abandoned it?
I have.

13. What's your favorite thing you've ever written?
That’s like picking which child is your favorite.

14. What's everyone else's favorite story that you've written?
Probably the book I’ve finished, since that’s the only thing anyone else has read.

15. Ever written romance or angsty teen drama?
When I was living it.

16. What's your favorite setting for your characters?
Don't really have one.

17. How many writing projects are you working on right now?
I seem to always be revising my first project. I have a damsel in distress with dragons and everything project and now super hero girl.

18. Have you ever won an award for your writing?
Afraid not, but I guess you would have to enter a competition to win something.

19. What are your five favorite words?
I love the name Oliver. If I were to get pregnant again and have a boy, I’d name him Oliver. But that’s never going to happen, so I’ll have to settle for a character (or two). I don’t know if they’re my favorite words or the vain of my existence. Only, Turned, Looked, and Around.

20. What character have you created that is most like yourself?
Evie, I'm a little insecure.

21. Where do you get ideas for your characters?
I have a character or a plot. It never seems to be both. Then when I start writing a little bit the rest seems to come.

22. Do you ever write based on your dreams?
I’ve tried, but I never remember them in the morning and I’m too lazy to get up and write them down in the middle of the night.

23. Do you favor happy endings?
Are there any other kinds.

24. Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?

25. Does music help you write?

26. Quote something you've written. Whatever pops into your head.
I didn’t fall into a vat of toxic waste, nor did I get hit with a cosmic ray gun, but for some reason on the morning of my sixteenth birthday I woke up with the ability to fly.

Okay now for the tagging part. I'll close my eyes, spin around and choose. Lois because she's in my critique group and I want to see her answers. And Tabitha because unlike me she's very poetic.


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks for sharing, Patti! It's always fun to get to know each other better. ;-)

Tabitha Bird said...

Heaps of questions hey. Thanks for the tag. I got tagged by someone else too so I guess I will really have to post it now :) I enjoy getting to know more about fellow bloggers though.

Shelli said...

i love memes!

Southpaw said...

Okay you got me. What's a meme?

Jessica said...

I love your oneliner about the heroine being a girl who'd rather shop than save the world. That's so great!!!

It's nice getting to know more about you. :-)

lotusgirl said...

Patti. Whoa. 26 questions... I may be answering those all year. I'll do my twist on answering what I can on Monday (hopefully, with family visiting and all the Christmas stuff I can't promise too faithfully, but I'll try.) It was fun seeing your answers and getting to know you a little better.

Carolyn V. said...

Yay Patti! I'm supposed to be taking a blogger break, but I had to tell you, I love your answers! The answer for 13 is awesome. =)

Susan R. Mills said...

Fun answers. I love these things because I get to know people better. Thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

southpaw: This is how google defined it. a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation);

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hey, Patti! This is really cool! Thanks for sharing your writing life with us!

Southpaw said...

Thanks Patti

Kasie West said...

Super fun. I should probably know what a meme is, but I don't. Is it what it sounds like a: Me Me. Or does it stand for something else? Great answers though. I love super heros. Good luck with your latest child (and by child I mean book, not the unborn Oliver). :)