Many days, I still can’t believe I am pretty much living my dream by getting to be home with my girls, while they are still this young, as well as get to write and design daily.
I have always been a creative person, so to me the here and the now couldn’t be more perfect. I still sometimes want to my pinch myself to make sure it is real and I am indeed awake not dreaming it.
So, when I was asked a few weeks back by by Lisa of the Golden Spoons to join her and some absolutely wonderful writers, such as Tamara and Alison to join in on the Blog Author Tour to speak freely about my personal writing process, I was not only ecstatic to be included, but honored. These ladies are seriously all so talented and I humbled by their writing daily.
Lisa wrote about her writing process last week and now I am overjoyed to share a small part of my own writing process here, too. (Thank you again, Lisa!!).
Without further ado, my so-called writing process:
1. What Am I Working On?
Quite honestly, I am am always working and my gears are always turning.
Just when I think I am done, I truly am not. I will admit, that I really do love writing and as much as sometimes, I can feel a bit of pressure to indeed write and share.
Then when I do walk away even for a day, I still can’t help, but come back. I started this blog, as many know for me, but it has taken on a life. A few weeks ago, I shared that I have a private blog just for my two girls.
So, even when I am not writing for this blog, I write for my private blog, as well as for my design blog, J9 Designs to assist others who need blog technical and design help, which also is celebrating it’s year anniversary this week having gotten a new makeover to commemorate this. Click here to see now.
Simply put I live to write and write to live!
2. How does my work differ from others in its genre.
The one thing I have tried to do here always is use my own voice. Even when I share a sponsored post, I try to share a story from my past that can connect with it to help others see that I am just me. Hope that who I am shines through on all my writing, because deep down I am a very, loyal and genuinely caring person.
I also hope that doesn’t come off sounding cliched or conceited, because trust me when I say, I am the furthest from that and totally have my moments of self doubt when I share, but am amazed at how much others out there do read and leave such thoughtful comments, too.
And I still try my best to answer all the comments here even though I have been told by others that I don’t have to, because I want others to know that I am indeed very much real and here as much as I can be in this little space in the internet.
3. Why do I write what I do?
Simply, I write for me, because it something deep inside of me that needs to be released. The first time I wrote creatively again, after years of being on hiatus, some part of me that was asleep at the wheel woke up and I felt whole again.
I always loved to write. As a kid, I used to write creatively all the time. I never really was sure if I was any good at, but I enjoyed it still.
At 36 years old, I still do and everyday I can write and be heard here, I feel blessed for it.
I need to write, as much as I need the air and oxygen to breath. Again, might sound crazy, but the need to write just flows through my veins and I am constantly as I said in my response to the first question thinking about what I can write here and share next.
Sometimes, I get inspiration from sponsored posts by relaying something that I haven’t thought about in years, such as my first pair of glasses or by a daily simple event, such as signing up my oldest for kindergarten.
But still, I get inspired and I thank god I can type (and that I stuck with 9th grade keyboarding/typing) as quick as I think most days.
4. How does my writing process work?
I will admit this one isn’t as clear cut as maybe some others are with this. There really is no rhyme or reason with my writing process. I write when it is quiet (which is either early, late at night or mid-afternoons when the girls are sleeping or in school).
I also need great tunes to listen to and will play my iTunes while I am typing away on my computer.
Usually I listen to either Billy Joel, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon or even George Harrison. All the singers help my creative juices flow and get in the proper place to indeed just write.
My private blog is where I jot down everything that inspires me about my girls and the daily grind. I literally will stop in my tracks and write down something as it happens. Then, when I have more time will go back to it and see if I can embellish on it here for all.
Someone once asked me what I would choose as an anthem for my own life. Well, if I had to pick an anthem, for my writing process, it would have to be The Beatles, A Day In the Life, because as I said I truly live each day to write.
Next up next week, I am tagging (both of these ladies truly inspire me and can’t wait to hear from them about their writing process now, too):