But… but… What happened to WIPPet Wednesday, you ask!?
Usually I post a snippet of my WIP on Wednesdays, but this Wednesday, well………. I actually have no snippet for you guys.
This is because I am still plotting and researching my new novel, and I want to make sure I get all the kinks ironed out before I put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard.) No worries: I am actively working on it, every single night.
So, instead, I will be doing The Writer’s Tag. Thanks to The Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me. Be sure to check out her post and her blog, because both are absolutely awesome.
What genres, styles, and topics do you write about?
The novel that I just finished is a contemporary fiction about art history and depression. It’s… pretty heavy, and now I am ready for something lighter.
My new project is a young adult science fiction novel about human genomic editing, space exploration, and pharmaceuticals. Did you know that in February 2017, the first human embryo was genetically edited in the US? (Fact.) Can you imagine a world in which editing of the human genome is accepted and even preferred?
Long story short: A bit of everything! I am still experimenting with which genre(s) jive with me the most.
How long have you been writing?
Ever since I picked up a pencil and learned to make coherent sentences! I remember writing my first short story when I was in my ESL (English as a Second Language) class in grade 3. I used to fold printer paper in half and staple them in the middle to make a “book” :’)
Here is little Asian me:
Why do you write?
I have people in my head who talk and if I don’t write I will probably go crazy.
When is the best time to write?
All day everyday! However due to adulting demands, that is impossible :’)
What parts of writing do you love and hate?
- Creating characters and worlds
- Being able escape real life (come on guys, adulting isn’t what it’s hyped up to be)
- The feeling of being so absorbed into your world and your story that you forget that you are just a writer punching words into a word processor
- Writer’s block
- Hearing about the plot of another book that sounds similar to your own (Hey, WE had that idea first)
- Showing my story to other people (“Sophie, I just read this part in your novel and-” “AHHHH NO DON’T TALK ABOUT IT- IT SUCKS!!!!” [plugs ears])
How do you overcome writer’s block?
I stare at my laptop screen until a word comes out (it works.)
Are you working on something at the moment?
What are your writing goals this year?
In the next 40 days of 2017 (What?! 40 days?! Really?! I know right?) I am hoping to finish planning this novel and start writing it. Small steps :’)
Thanks for reading, you guys!
(You absolutely do not have to do this tag, if you have done it before, or if you just don’t like doing tags.)