Monday, March 31, 2014

My Writing Process

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Tim from Short Stories and Sustenance has invited me to participate in the My Writing Process blog tour. You can read more about Tim and his writing process at absentelemental.wordpress.com.


What am I working on?

Honestly, I feel like I have been flying by the seat of my pants lately with my blogging. Right now, I have a couple of posts that are sitting in the drafts folder. One of which is a story about a horrible Easter egg hunt adventure that I embarked on as a wee one. It reminds me of the post I wrote about the birthday party I had where everyone stole my candy. 

I've recently started participating in some linkups as well. A few weeks ago, I started linking up with More than Cheese and Beer for Sunday Confessions. I'm making a conscious effort to contribute to that linkup regularly. If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, you should definitely head over to www.morethancheeseandbeer.com and check out her "How to Participate in Sunday Confessions" page. Oh, and she has a new series called What if Wednesday. It's also wonderful, and I hope to contribute to it regularly as well. These linkups provide some great writing prompts that I otherwise might not think of on my own. It really helps to get those creative juices flowing with a prompt.

Other than that Easter story, a few little silly posts in the draft folder, and the linkups, I'm working on whatever flies into my thought process. I'm a pretty spontaneous blogger, so who knows!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?


This is a tough one to answer, and that is probably because I am having a hard time defining my own genre. I write lots of stories based on real life events, and sometimes my writing is simply just an expansion of my own thought process. Most often, I write about things that were traumatizing at the time they occurred but later ended up being humorous in retrospect. Also, I make fun or myself a lot. I think it's a healthy thing to do--to not take yourself too seriously. I don't think I answered the question, but I tried. It's difficult to compare myself to others. We're all so incredibly different, and we all have our own stories to tell and our own way of looking at the world.

Why do I write what I do?

I write what I write because I have a blast writing it. Also, It is my hope that others will read my posts and relate it to their own lives. It is so exciting for me when I read through my blog's comments and see that my posts have inspired my readers to share a similar story. This is about to sound really corny, but I really hope that people occasionally crack a smile or laugh along as they read some of my stories. 

How does your writing process work?

I'm new to blogging, and I'm still trying to figure this all out. So far, I've had good luck with coming up with material that I deem blog-worthy. I try not to just write a post just for the sake of writing a post. If I think something I write looks like crap, I won't post it. Lately, I've been suffering of some blogger's block. That's where those linkups and prompts come in handy.

Whew! That was a long one, and I'm still not sure if I actually answered any of those questions. Nonetheless, that's my writing process post, and I'm sticking to it.

Meet Amanda Nicole!


Amanda is joining me in the My Writing Process blog tour. I have asked her to tell us a little bit about herself. Here is what she said:

"I am a Georgia transplant in the flat farmlands of mid-Missouri who decided on a whim to move several states away to be with the man I adore. I blog about Love, life, and everything homemade. And sometimes my cats."


PS, If you're familiar with the My Writing Process thing...I know I was supposed to pick 3 bloggers to participate in this with me. It was really hard to get people to do it. That's why Amanda is the only one. She deserves a high-five. I'm a rule breaker. Deal with it.

PPS, I have a video that I'd like to share as my token of appreciation for you people sticking around to read that post. I hope you like it as much as I do. Yes, it's another Jimmy Fallon one. I'm obsessed, and I don't care who knows it.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for including me in this Blog Tour!

    If you're looking for another link up to participate in sometimes, I host one called Throwback Thursday Stories. It kinda goes with you telling stories from when you were younger.

    http://peachesinmo.blogspot.com/p/throw-back-thursday-stories.html

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    1. I just might have to participate sometime soon in one of your Throwback Thursdays :). And thank YOU for participating in this with me. I had the hardest time finding people that wanted to do this writing process thing.

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  2. I can't get enough of Jimmy Fallon's impressions of musicians singing modern songs... Neil Young doing "Sexy and I Know It" with Bruce Springsteen (who is dressed as a young Bruce Springsteen) cracks me up to no end

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    1. His Neil Young is hilarious. I love when he sings "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" as Neil Young.

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  3. I've found lately it's really hard to come up with blog content at times. I'm not sure if it's due to work stress or what, but I'm glad to know I'm not the only one going through that.

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    1. It's frustrating, isn't it? I've only been blogging since January, but I feel like I was on a roll up until the last month.

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    2. You'll go through spells like this. Over the end of December and the beginning of January, I probably wrote 25-30 blog posts/short stories. That said, in March I maybe wrote 6 posts total. My blog has largely been living off of stuff I've written in advance, excluding the engagement related items.

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