Would You Rather? Writing Edition

Last week, I did the reading edition of this meme. I found a writing edition on Rachel’s blog, so I figured why the heck not? Feel free to steal borrow from me.

Would you rather only write standalones or trilogies?

Trilogies. Everything I have ever written is related to something else I’ve written. I don’t see how someone can write just one book about a group of characters, especially when said characters are lively enough to warrant a whole ‘nother book (or more).

Would you rather be a professional writer or a professional blogger?

Professional writer. I find it difficult to come up with ideas for blogs sometimes, and I wouldn’t want my blog to become an ad-infested self-promotion tool (but I guess it would have to be anyway if I became a professional writer).

Would you rather hand write or have to type for the rest of your life?

Type. My handwriting is very bad, my hand hurts when writing for a long time, and I type much faster than I write.

Would you rather be forced to write everything in uppercase or lowercase letters?

Lowercase. I write in all lowercase sometimes for stylistic effect. Uppercase is always more difficult to read (and find typos in).

Would you rather only write 2 pages per day or 250 pages per week?

I’d rather write 250 pages per week, but I’d have to make the time for it, probably by giving up on my precious sleep time!

Would you rather be traditionally published or self published?

I like the idea of being self-published, but I don’t like the idea of all the self-promotion that goes with it. I like the idea of being traditionally published, but I don’t like the idea of an editor telling me what to write or deciding my title, cover art, etc. So I have no idea which to choose, but if I absolutely had to pick, I’d go with self-published. I’d be more in control.

Would you rather only write in pen or pencil?

Pen. Pencil smears over time, and in certain lighting, it makes a glare on the page.

Would you rather only be allowed to write at your desk or anywhere else in the world?

I think every writer has an ideal space, whether it’s imaginary or real. Sometimes I daydream about checking in at a random hotel and staying there a few days to get some writing done without being distracted by the real world. But the irony of that is I don’t get any writing done when I actually have hours and hours of time.