What Are You Doing? - A Blog Tour
I can’t recall exactly how I met Andi Cumbo-Floyd online. At the time, she had yet to buy her farm and meet her husband. But meet Andi and I did. I took a couple of her online classes and jumped at the opportunity to be a part of her Online Writing Community. She is a lovely, thoughtful, generous person online and I don’t doubt she is offline as well. So how could I say no when she tagged me in a blog tour last week?
Upon what are you working? I work upon a chair while sitting at my desk in my cozy (if currently messy) home office. Sometimes I set up shop at our kitchen table. In terms of writing projects, I blog at This Time Around while promising I will finish A Tale of Two Doctors before the end of 2014. I’m also a NaNoWriMo enthusiast with plans to turn a seed of an idea from one of my November novel-writing marathons into on online serial novel.
How does your work differ from others in the genre? This implies I have a set genre I work in, which I don’t think I do at present. Maybe I need to dabble less? But I suppose any differences are a result of my particular combination of life experiences, views, and influences from the things I read and watch.
Why do you write what you write? I’m tempted to craft some lofty-yet-humble turns of phrase to impress you all, but mainly writing helps me process things. And I hope my processing helps others in their processing, too. Plus, sometimes I can tell a good story and I hope I can make you laugh, make you think, and/or provide you with an enjoyable respite from the every day routines we all have.
How does your writing process work? Some days it works better than others. I generally begin with some sort of an idea I want to explore, a thought I want to follow, or an experience I want to share with others. In terms of fiction, it’s some variation of the “What if . . .?” question. I’m working at allowing myself a messy first draft that I later go back to rearrange and polish, as I currently edit as I go. This too often means I peter out on a project before reaching the end.
I’m nervous about tagging others. What if they choose to opt out? Or not respond at all? But I’ll never know if I don’t at least try, so I’m tagging some of my favourite bloggers: Leanne Penny, Jamie Golden, and Julie Shreve. Be sure to check out their blogs – you won’t regret it.