{Bee’s Writing Cloud} Bee Does The #Writerslife Tag Because Why Not?

Posted April 13, 2017 by Bee in Memes & Features / 7 Comments

Hello my lovelies!

I found this one the fabulous Cait‘s blog and decided to steal it because I haven’t talked about writing in SO long and I wanted to so here we are.

1. What genres, styles and topics do you write about?

OH DEAR. Well, I write mostly Fantasy or Contemporary. YA-ish? Like, the contemporary is YA for sure but in the Fantasy books the ages are often early twenties? And yet it still feels like YA? So who knows really. I’m prone to have male MC’s because I do love those the most. And I write in 1st person POV. Always.

As for topics… I do have a few recurring ones.

  • People that are very different becoming friends or more. Opposites attract, friends. They just do.
  • LGBTQIAP+ main characters (and often romance)
  • MC’s with mental health problems
  • In fantasy, of course, magic and powers and whatnot. Often elemental because #weakness.
  • In contemporary, I like to touch on heavier subjects like bullying, grief, abuse, etc…
  • I aim to make you cry often, but tend to try and end on a somewhat happy note so your feels aren’t completely crushed?? I’m nice like that.
  • SIBLING LOVE.
  • Friendship goals.
  • Music! I love music and it often plays a big role in my books.
  • I also tend to always have nerdy characters that are all artsy and stuff. Because why not, I ask you. Though occasionally I have one that likes to do sports and stuff. I am not the boss of them, clearly.
  • All my contemporary books are in the same “universe”. Like they all take place in the same town I made up and are intertwined and stuff. It’s a whole shared universe thing. Like Marvel has but less cool and no Thor or Iron Man.
  • One of my projects is a fairy tale retelling anthology, like every book in the series is a retelling mix of two existing fairy tales or stories with new characters but they’re intertwined a bit and in the same world. And also often genderbent. It’s great fun.

And that’s about it I think?? Who knows.

2. How long have you been writing?

Feels like forever, honestly. Hah. No but really I started with poems at around… 10 ish. Then did that for a long time. Went over to short stories and then shitty attempts at novels. And now here we are.

3. Why do you write?

To give my fingers some excercise?? IDK. I like it. It gives me a voice. It gives me a way to use all these ideas in my head. It’s fun. Sometimes. Granted sometimes it gets busy in my head with all these characters. Or I have a mental breakdown occasionally when something isn’t working out or I just can’t write. BUT it’s worth it, I think?? In either case…

4. When is the best time to write?

For me, morning or evening/night. That’s when I get the most done.

5. Parts of writing you love/hate?

Love

  • I love getting new ideas and having new characters being born in my head and getting to know them.
  • I love writing the actual story! And outlining it! Seeing how it all just comes together in the end and fits like a puzzle.
  • I also kinda love editing and rediscovering my story?

Hate

  • When nothing seems to go well writing-wise
  • All the waiting, dude. So much waiting.

6. How do you overcome writer’s block?

I listen to music, watch TV-shows, read books. Do anything else but write. I never force myself to write because it will not work. I just do anything else until inspiration hits me again. Basically just wait it out, dude. But I’ve learnt tricks over the years to speed up the process. Like what music to listen to or what TV-shows/movies to watch or which books to read.

7. Are you working on something at the moment?

YES. Several things actually. I have my Urban Fantasy story still going. It’s called THE MONSTERS WE HIDE and it’s set in an alternate version of Earth kind of. But it’s set in New Orleans and is full of tragic, sad characters that are sometimes too stabby or shooty for their own good. It’s a duology and my big passion project.

Next to that I also started my Beauty & The Beast meets Sleeping Beauty retelling titled ONCE UPON A DREAM and I AM ALL THE EXCITE. I will share more about this project in the future when I have snippets and such to share.

8. Writing goals this year?

  • Finish at least two first drafts.
  • Edit some of the ones I wrote last year after I’ve gotten feedback on them.
  • Find an agent??? MAYBE??
  • Become a bestseller and earn loads of money. Because obviously.
  • Have new ideas and meet new brain children because I do love them dearly.

AND THAT’S IT! Now I shall leave you. But what is that? Snippets you ask? WELL THEN. OKAY.

The Monsters We Hide

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Once Upon a Dream

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Now I’m done for real. Are you a writer person? Do you have anything writerly to share?? Or what do you think of my snippets? Tell me all in the comments and if you want to do the tag, consider yourself tagged!
Bee

Bee

Bee (born as Bieke) is 27 years old and from Belgium. (No she won't send waffles.) She's a strange, nerdy and anxious creature floating around somewhere on the ace spectrum. Oh, and she also writes books as Nelly B. Jones. Or tries to anyway. You can also find her on Novel Ink.

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7 responses to “{Bee’s Writing Cloud} Bee Does The #Writerslife Tag Because Why Not?

  1. Yayy I’m glad you did the tag too!🎉 Writers tags are such fun. 😀 I always force myself to work through writer’s block though or I wouldn’t get anything done.😂 And OMG isn’t waiting the worst?!? I swear the further you get down the writing/publishing road the more waiting you have to do.😂 Good luck with finding an agent this year! *cheers you on*

  2. Nathan

    I loved your writing post! I write myself (not publishing or anything, yet). I tend to do Urban fantasy, perhaps a little on the magical end maybe a little fantasy. Some of my MC have mental health/abuse issues. There is family great to monstrous, it is a spectrum. I am currently making one I have called Tale of the snake women, kind of shifters, witches, half-demons sort of thing. I rather love my My half vampire sister story and series. The main characters to that one are Samantha and her foster sister Jennifer. Only later on does Samantha learn of the scare on Jennifer’s, both on her body and her soul, but then her resentment of her sister ends, but the danger has only begun… as is the magic:)
    You can tell me if you want to know more.

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