April 14, 2014

Blog Tour: My Writing Process

A few weeks ago Amanda Nicole from Peaches in Missouri sent me an e-mail a few weeks ago asking if I would participate in a Blog Tour. I felt so excited in getting that e-mail! Amanda Nicole has been amazing in welcoming me into the blogging community we are all a part of. Let me take this moment to say THANK YOU! Also... CONGRATULATIONS!

You can go over to her blog, Peaches in Missouri, to read about her writing process. I'll wait for you to finish...



Okay, now you can read about mine:

What am I working on?

I am not as organized as many bloggers out there. I plan on being more organized after the wedding and we get settled into our new home. I don’t currently have a desk so adding that to my life will definitely help. All that to say that what I am working on will vary with where my mind is going. What I have been trying to get figured out lately is starting a new link-up about happiness. What are the positive things in my life? What is making me happy? I want it to be posts where people choose one broad idea/thing that makes them happy and really go into detail about the specific things that contributes to the happiness.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I have a genre? When I started my blog (this time around) and started to join link ups and other things I noticed all the options for different genres. I don’t know if I belong into one or another. I write what’s on my mind, what pops up, what inspires me, what saddens me, what excites me… anything. I think this is considered a Lifestyle blog, but I’m not sure – maybe you can tell me? I think all our blogs are different in some ways. We lead different lives and we have different opinions, experiences… and so no two blogs will be the same. I sort of feel like this is a cop-out answer, but it’s what you’re going to get!

Why do I write what I do?

To release stress. Writing has always been a way to get out any anxiety I have. I feel that when I don’t write, either here or in a written journal, I get angrier. Of course I want to write for others to enjoy it but my number one goal is for me to be able to express myself and release any stress or anxiety I have.

How does your writing process work?

Currently I do 90% of my blogging at work. I work in a customer service center and I have 3 minute breaks in between calls. I will use that time to write and then also during my breaks (25 min) and lunch. When I am too busy at work because of other things (wedding/house/fundraisers) I’ll catch up at night at home. This may change when I move and have a desk and space to organize myself. Currently I am using post-it’s to keep track of ideas and Link-Ups. It is not a hugely effective method. I won a calendar in a raffle a couple of weeks ago and hopefully that will help me in keeping track of everything.

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  1. Oh I wish I could write 90% at work! The most I can do there is brainstorm and answer back to comments on my personal email. Otherwise my screen is visible to everyone and I can't have gifs scrolling up and down the screen, right?

  2. Thank you so much for participating, especially since you've got so much going on!

  3. I soo wish I could write at work. Boss man wouldn't allow it though. :) You have a new follower now. Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

  4. We can certainly relate to pre-wedding disorganization. We weren't blogging before we got married, so I guess it's good that we had one less thing to add to the chaos. Additionally, I can personally relate to your tendency to write in three-minute increments between customer service calls, as when I worked in the public sector I was a fledgling writer (stories and screenplays, not blog-related) and would keep a small notebook on my desk in which I would surreptitiously write details, cool-sounding character names, plot devices, etc. as they came to me.

    - Jack

  5. I like this! It's always interesting to read about others' writing processes. Great info, thanks for sharing! xx, Elizabeth