I figured that it would be a lot of fun to go ahead and do some tags today and tomorrow, since NaNo is only 2 days away!This tag was created by Kristina Horner on youtube and I found it on Annette Read’s blog!
- How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?
This will be my fourth year doing NaNo, though my very first year doesn’t really count. I started doing it and then had a lot of things going on and literally had to stop a few days in.
- How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?
I honestly can’t remember where I first heard about NaNo. Probably from one of my writing friends. I can remember the first time I really got hyped about NaNo was from a bunch of youtubers videos!
- What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNo?
The Highwayman was the first novel that I attempted to do during NaNo. It’s also the only novel that I never won with. Hm. I still finished it at least.
- Give us a 1 sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.
Erm. Let’s see. One run on sentence coming up! Angel Blade is my first novel, and it’s about a boy who finds out that he’s half demon and he is the only one standing between the world and the Apocalypse, while RipTide is about genetically altered humans who have turned into mermaids after the threat of the polar ice caps melting. Heh. One sentence, baby.
- What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
I’ve gotten a lot of writing advice, but I think that the best advice is just to write every day. Write when it’s easy, and write when it’s hard. Make it a habit, because only you can tell your story.
- Did you ever take a year off from NaNo? Why?
That very first year, I wrote about 3000 words and then stopped. Personal reasons as to why.
- What’s your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?
A lot of things really influence me, though lately it’s actually been my husband. I go up to him and say, “Hey, Josh. Give me a fun idea pertaining to _____” and he’ll go off. Sometimes it’s really silly stuff, but a lot of the times, he comes up with fun things.
- Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.
Oh. Oh dear. Erm. Okay. Let me find one.
The dream that had plagued her for as long as she could remember woke Nevaeh from a deep sleep.
- Why do you love writing?
Oh, that’s a hard question. Writing is my passion. Writing is that thing that I go to when I’m upset, or that thing I go to when I’m happy. It’s at my very center, and making people happy with my writing? That’s about the best feeling in the world.
So, that’s my NaNo Tag (at least my first one). I hope that you enjoyed, and please, do it as well! I’d love to see your answers!
Until next time, keep reading and writing (and prepping!)
Author Amanda McCormick