The Rising Author Tag

I wasn’t actually tagged for this, but I saw The Rising Author Tag over at Beth @Reading Every Night and thought it would be really fun to take part. There are some definite rules to this, which I am not sure I will 100% comply to, but I still want to try my best.

RULES

  • No tagging back
  • Tag four people
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Come up with 10 new questions

QUESTIONS FROM BETH’S TAG

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

This is already starting out more difficult than I thought, because I am working on several WIPs at the same time. Well, I guess I have neglected Arcadia a bit these past couple of months, but you all already know quite a lot about it anyway. So for the sake of making this post easier (and also to talk about something new), I am going to stick to the infamous #witchyWIP for this one.
It’s in the very early stages of writing, somewhere in the middle of chapter 12 to be exact, and about a family of witches who take in a girl who’s coven was eradicated for yet unknown reasons. The girl’s family was very powerful, so they are all cautious and scared about what she might be capable of and things get even trickier when she and the youngest son of the family perform a (forbidden) binding spell that ties them together forever. It starts from her childhood on and is told from other people’s POV but is meant to ultimately turn into her own POV as soon as she’s an adult. (I am working on a pitch that will make it sound more interesting – promise!)

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

I am someone who very much enjoys figuring out things as I go along, but for this one I have to plan ahead a little bit, because I am terrible with timelines and WILL mess them up if given the chance (Arcadia is living testimony of that).

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

FUTURE!? I have three unfinished WIPs and one finished one that needs desperate editing. I am going to try my best to stick to the current things before getting new ideas. However … one day I would like to write a contemporary YA book about a girl from Europe who goes on an exchange semester in the US (write about what you know and whatnot).

Out of the characters you’ve written so far, who are your favourites?

This is like asking a parent to pick a favourite child – HOW DARE YOU! But … if I must … I love my little confused but rational wolf girl aka Kasia from Arcadia.

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

No real routine comes to mind when I think about me writing. I do prefer to have music on, sometimes even putting certain songs on repeat for certain chapters, but I have also had days where I needed complete silence. I’d say it all depends

Show your WIP’s aesthetic in images or words (or both)!

I think this might just be the project I have the least visual idea of, but here you go:

Bonus aesthetics for the other WIPs:

Arcadia
Dreamer
Break Up Buddy

What (or who) motivates you to write?

Honestly, it’s just everyone who ever read a snippet (or more) of my work and told me they liked it. Every single person who got invested in the fate of my characters. By now, that group of people I trust to share my projects with has grown far bigger than I initially thought possible and I hope you all know who you are because you are the best!!!

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

Easiest – having that scene in your head that needs to get written down no matter what. It’s okay if it doesn’t turn out right, but you just need to let the words out. I adore those moments because I have such a clear mental image of what I want to say.

Hardest – just generally sticking with a project, seeing it through when the going gets tough and you might get stuck at certain parts of the story.

What genre will you never try, and why?

It’s very unlikely that I will ever write historical fiction, because I hate research and doing those kind of stories without research is just … strange.

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

This is the entire opening chapter if you like a real glimpse:

And here are two very random bits:

I hope you enjoyed those snippets! Definitely let me know what you think!

MY QUESTIONS

So, I am not sure I got this right, but I am also supposed to create 10 questions? Am I supposed to answer them myself as well? Does the next person only answer mine? Since I am confusion and I really like the questions I found on Beth’s tag, I am going to pass those on to the people I’ll tag.

I TAG THEE

Marie | Caro | The Orang-utan Librarian | Rami | WHOEVER WANTS TO DO THIS TAG

What are your thoughts on this? Did you enjoy another sneak peek into my writing life? Let’s chat about it in the comments!

25 thoughts on “The Rising Author Tag

  1. Thank you so much for tagging me!! 😍❤ I’m very impressed that you can focus on several WIP’s at the same time, because I cannot do that, I need to stay in one world 😱 *chants softly* WITCHES WITCHES WITCHES ❤ ❤ ❤
    I swear I have too many story ideas stowed away as boards on Pinterest 😅

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  2. First off, after reading the description of the witchy WIP, it sounds a lot more horror/dark fantasy than I’m used to seeing from you. Could I finally be having an effect on you? Second, I liked the excerpts I read. They felt very Stephen King-ish, especially the first one. And third, OMG you chose me! You like me, you really like me! I think I’m going to cry.
    Anyway, I’ll see if I can do this at some point over the weekend. Thanks for tagging me, Kat. Really appreciate it.

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    • I LOVE dark fantasy. I wouldn’t call it horror, but this is nothing new haha a lot of the books I read have murder and mayhem and monsters. I always liked those. I just don’t think those books are out to explicitly scare you like horror is, cause that is the aspect I do not enjoy.
      I saw you already did the tag, so I am going to head over to your blog soon.

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  3. I really love your ideas SO much, every single idea you’ve ever written and…. I am LIVING for that contemporary YA idea ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. this sounds amazing. I know, tons of projects at the time, etc etc, but…. I’ll be waiting to read that new idea too, SO IMPATIENT AHHH.
    I agree about picking one favorite character – I love everyone, even my secondary characters and it’s SO hard to pick just one!!
    I think your aesthetic looks GREAT and with more writing more visuals will come to you, or just, you know, endless pinterest scrolling or something 😛
    Thank you for tagging me, Kat – did this one quite recently but thank you for thinking of me 😀

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    • I always wanted to write about my exchange experience, kind of make all the things happen to the character that I wish had happened to me, while also just rehashing some real life events. I just haven’t figured out the logistics of the language stuff yet. I’ll one day write it, I just don’t know when haha but i believe that might be a good NaNo project. No planning, just writing it all down.
      And sorry again for tagging you even though you had just done it. I really should pay more attention!

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      • That. Will. Be. Amazing. No matter when you write it, I’ll be there to root for you for sure! 😀
        And noooo need to worry at all about that! There are so many posts and so many different tags out there as well haha, it’s hard to keep track of everyone 🙂

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  4. Gosh I need to catch up on the witchyWIP- I just saw that you were on chapter 12 and I know I have loads to read now! (looking forward to it!) It was so fun to read about this WIP for this tag 😀 Love the premise!! Love the aesthetic for Kasia 😀 And your aesthetic for the witchy WIP is so cool!! (actually love all your aesthetics!!) Oh yeah I hear you about historical fiction (though I’ll admit I have an alternate history idea so that’s kind of a lie… but not really cos I just don’t want to stick to actual facts and research 😉 ) Awesome snippets- you know I love the first one, the middle one made me chuckle and that last one is especially intriguing! I really like the questions here to be honest! And yeah, I know I don’t do these tags at the moment cos I’m not ready, I do actually do them in secret and stick them in a folder called “ideas I might never use” (although I do want to one day)- so I know it’s a little weird (and you certainly didn’t need that explanation) but I do actually really appreciate being tagged!! So thank you!! 🙂 ❤

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    • I haven’t uploaded ch12 yet and the last snippet is not part of the chapters yet either haha it was just a scene I felt the need to write down. But I am happy for you to check out what’s in the Google Doc anytime haha
      And I am glad you like being tagged for it, because it’s unlikely I am going to stop hahaha maybe one day you’ll share some of it with us after all. You never know!

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  5. This was such a fun and different tag to read. Your witchyWIP sounds amazing! I would definitely read that if you published it. You’ve got such a talent for writing and that shows in the excerpts you’ve shared. And those aesthetics are so pretty!

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  6. This is by far one of my favorite tags! I did it too a little while back! :3 Ahh I love witch themed stories! I feel like you can get super creative but also, if you need inspo, there’s enough ‘history’ out there to jump start your brain!

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  7. Great answers for this tag Kat, and I’m so glad you decided to take part as well! 🙂 I love the sound of all your WIPs but I completely get what you mean when you said the struggle is to see them to the end. The WIP I’m working on is one I’ve been writing on some form or another for over a year now, and I still feel like I’m not any closer to being done with it. One day though. 🙂
    Your snippets and aesthetics are incredible as well. Great post and happy writing! 🙂 ❤️

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