And I am back with another tag! This is the Never Have I Ever tag’s writer’s version – I did the bookish tag too, you can see it here if you like. I had seen this tag on several blogs and while blog hopping I found that this was created by Bree @ The Long Voyage. It seems really fun, so let’s get into it!
never have I ever…
🔸 STARTED A NOVEL THAT I DIDN’T FINISH
Possibly 98% of all the things I ever started writing? To date I’ve only finished three stories – and one is so horrendous I’m ashamed I even included it here😑
🔸 WRITTEN A STORY COMPLETELY BY HAND
Nope. I’ve written short stories but not my WIPs. It’s so hard to write while typing is just so easy…I’ll type, thank you very much.
🔸 CHANGED TENSES MIDWAY THROUGH A STORY
Guilty. I’d start a story third person past tense and then I’d think it would be cooler to have it first person present tense…and about halfway through I’d realise that I’d been writing first person past tense the whole time.
🔸 NOT RESEARCHED ANYTHING BEFORE STARTING A STORY
Haha all the time. The thing is, when I do research, I fall into a rabbit hole of internet click after click and I’d never get around to writing my story.
🔸 CHANGED MY PROTAGONIST’S NAME HALFWAY THROUGH A DRAFT
I’ve done this so many times. The most recent example is me naming a male character Morag because the name sounded nice in my head, only to find out a few months later that Morag is an actual female Irish(?) name! So now it’s Miron (which always gets auto corrected to Moron it’s annoying)
🔸 WRITTEN A STORY IN A MONTH OR LESS
Never. I’m always in awe of people who can do this.
🔸 FALLEN ASLEEP WHILE WRITING
No. The only time I fall asleep while doing something is when I’m treating it like a tedious job (hello studying) and I don’t have a habit of sleeping while I’m using the computer.
🔸 CORRECTED SOMEONE’S GRAMMAR IRL/ONLINE
Grammar mistakes usually fly over my head. But I’ve solved some technical issues with my little sister’s writing, like that one time she named a character Hilary Sperm and I had to explain her why she couldn’t use it as a name (I was maybe twelve or thirteen and it was so awkward lmao)
🔸 YELLED IN ALL CAPS AT MYSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A NOVEL
Lol no. I’ve laughed out loud though because some of the scenarios I’ve created were too funny.
🔸 USED “I’M WRITING” AS AN EXCUSE
I’m definitely not watching YouTube videos or playing Buzzfeed quizzes, I’m writing can’t you see?
🔸 KILLED A CHARACTER BASED ON SOMEONE I KNOW IN REAL LIFE
I don’t base characters on people I know in real life. It would be too awkward I guess?
🔸 USED POP CULTURE REFERENCES IN A STORY
I am regrettably behind concerning anything pop culture. Plus most of my stories are fantasy/dystopias so pop culture doesn’t apply.
🔸 WRITTEN BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1 AM AND 6 AM
Um no my parents would raise a racket if they found me in front of the computer that long. And I like to sleep early.
🔸 DRANK AN ENTIRE POT OF COFFEE WHILE WRITING
I hate coffee. And I also hate tea. I just can’t stand them.
🔸 WRITTEN DOWN DREAMS TO USE IN POTENTIAL NOVELS
All the time. I think I did this about two days ago as well.
🔸 PUBLISHED AN UNEDITED STORY ON THE INTERNET/BLOG/WATTPAD
Haha yes. In my old blog back when I had zero traffic there. I deleted it at once when people started visiting, but it does give a sense of fulfilment to have a story ‘out in the internet’.
🔸 FORGOTTEN TO SAVE MY WORK/DRAFT
This happened to me once and I proceeded to scream down everyone’s ears for half an hour before I calmed down and did the logical thing: writing it all again.
🔸 TYPED SO LONG THAT MY WRISTS HURT
More than my wrists it’s my back that hurt for slouching too long in front of the laptop.
🔸 SPILLED A DRINK ON MY LAPTOP WHILE WRITING
Thankfully it was only water. And it didn’t get inside the keys.
🔸 FINISHED A NOVEL
Only three times. But they were so short and with lots of logic inconsistencies I am not sure if they count.
🔸 LAUGHED LIKE AN EVIL VILLAIN WHILE WRITING A SCENE
🔸 CRIED WHILE WRITING A SCENE
Again no. I rarely cry when I read or watch movies, I don’t think it’ll ever happen while I’m writing.
🔸 CREATED MAPS OF MY FICTIONAL WORLDS
Yes I have, a several in fact. I find it much more easier to imagine stuff in fantasy worlds with a map in my head!
🔸 RESEARCHED SOMETHING SHADY FOR A NOVEL
You mean poisons, swords, stabbing, murder, bribery, arson, secret societies in the history of the world? And also I found a very chilling website which had nothing but the last words of Texas death row inmates😶
You! Every person here who loves to write and create fictional worlds, consider yourself tagged for this!