Can I take back what I wrote about meetings? Hahaa, no I do think the way I do and I will not apologize, but I actually enjoy meetings with people I like to work with and forming such a bond takes time. And for the record it isn't difficult to be a person I like, I like most people or at least understand their ways. So that is pretty much what I've done this week so far, been social in many different forms, including meetings but you see the meetings this week have been very enjoyable. Maybe because I am in a more extroverted mood or maybe because I was with the right people at the right time. And as a secretary, I again thought of my own writing habits and I begun to understand that they are pretty abnormal when viewed from the perspective of others.
One of my teachers once laughed at me saying I had written more than most people write in a lifetime when I turned 18. And well counting the amount of tests which is about 3-10 (at least) per school year I would have written 800 pages when you count in the essays as well plus 1 page of texts I write on my own each day 7 days a week and that would add up to over 1000 pages/year. And then there are the notes that I take which are about 2 pages/lesson. And my personal notes and diary entries... I am pretty sure I write up to 2-3 books each year without understanding it. Why you may ask? Well for me it is as natural as breathing. I don't exist without writing and the text doesn't create itself either so we are a team writing and me. It's like this condition I have,I can't stop writing and when I don't write I think about it. It simply follows me everywhere. It is a very positive problem.
Of course it all depends on the text. I prefer to write without structure or a set topic but some academic texts are interesting too, especially if I learn something new while working with those. Although, most uni assignments just happen and I hope for the best. But that is never the case with what I write on my own. It always has a meaning behind it that I have carefully thought of for at least a few days which brings us towards the meaning of this post: a quiz for all writers! I have wanted to create questions for bloggers and other writers to answer in order to get to know their own writing habits better and create interesting content. The following questions are now free for you to use and answer on your blog and if your blog is in another language feel free to translate the questions! The questions will first be presented and for those who are interested in my answers I will also write them after the set of questions.
1. When did you first start writing?
2. Handwriting or computer, why?
3. How much do you write each week?
4. In what type of environment do you write best?
5. What is your best writing related memory?
6. What type of texts do you prefer to work with?
7. Have you connected with fellow writers?
8. Where do you publish your texts or do you write for yourself?
9. The shortest story you've written..
10. The longest story you've written..
11. Describe your favorite pen or notebook!
12. Are you going to participate in some writing related event such as Nanowrimo?
13. If I was an author I would..
14. If I was a journalist I would..
15. Who is your favorite writer?
16. Writing at night or in the morning?
17. Writing outside or writing inside?
1. I wrote a story about two dolphins with the help of my grandparents at the age of 5. I also remember practicing how to write my name and age in swedish before school started.
2. Handwriting. When I was younger I was told that I have a sloppy handwriting so I decided to practice everyday in order to achieve a pretty and perfect handwriting. By the time I was 14 I had established my own handwriting that I felt happy with. I didn't want all the work to be for nothing so I decided to stay with handwriting. Even now at the age of computers I always bring a notebook with me and it doesn't run out of battery.
3. Depends on my uni assignments but I would say an average for me is about 7-15 pages/week.
4. When I should not be writing. All my best ideas always turn up when I am busy doing something else. Crowded environments inspire me a lot and I crave a bit of chaos around me.
5. Back in primary school we often wrote fairytales and I loved the feeling of being able to use my fantasy at such an official place like school. I daydreamed a lot and invented many different stories about issues I was facing such as being shy. My physical body was in the classroom but my mind was in its own fantasy world.
6. I like stating my opinion in some way while writing. My texts always have a certain civics element in them. Sometimes I hide my opinion in between the lines sometimes it is a clear political statement.
7. Yes. Most of my closest friends are writers as well and we discuss writing very often. Sometimes I take part in events in order to connect with fellow writers.
8. I publish some of my texts here but most I actually keep for myself.
9. A poem about rain.
10. An adventure story that still continues and is about 80 pages long right now.
11. Any pen that is present when I achieve a great idea to write about!
12. I'm still not sure if I will participate in anything of that sort this year but I've done it a few years back.
13. Leave people wondering how my novel continues.
14. Expose people with power.
15. My friends and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
16. Both. Creative writing at night and academic papers in the morning.
17. Getting ideas while being outside and writing about them while being inside.
Enjoy writing 🖋️