So my friend, Carol Early Cooney, tapped me on the shoulder to do a “writer tell all” blog hop. (Thanks, Carol, for thinking me worthy. I think that means I owe you brownies or a drink!) Pretty sure you don’t want me to tell all, but… Basically, I’m just supposed to answer 3 questions and pay it forward to 3 others. Easy enough, but you know me – I had to be a smart ass.
What am I working on?
That’s a good one. Besides my tan, I’m working on not being in a full panic about having to back to work next week! Oh, probably not the answer you were looking for. My current WIP (work in progress for normal people) is a chick lit novel about a 30-something trying to find how to be happy. Hardest thing I’ve ever written. Of course, I’m also trying to stockpile some blogs, too, for when I go back to work and feel too run-over-by-a-truck to write. And then there are all those other random ideas that pop into my head that I have to write down. Plus, I also have a fun poetry with matching photos book I’m putting together. That may actually get done. Lol.
How does my writing process work?
I think it stalls right before publishing. Lol. As for how I write, well, with lots of voice and with a lack of grammatical concern. Lol. However, there are 2 ways I approach it. One: I like to write in my head while I’m exercising and then get it to paper ASAP. Second: I love a day where I can plant myself in my hubby’s LazyBoy and just write all day. That’s my fave thing – a whole free day to just write. Later on, I’ll go back and re-read and edit. I edit a lot as I go. It’s either that or I have to wait 6 months to forget what I wrote so I have a fresh eye to either be shocked I came up with that great stuff or horrified and edit it. But I’m kind of a procrastinator when it comes to submitting and writing queries. Something about that whole “you suck” response I don’t much care for. Lol.
What authors do you admire?
So I suppose I’m not supposed to say Dr. Seuss? Too bad. I do think he’s rockstar. He and Shakespeare get total credit in my book – if you can span eras and still be loved, you deserve mentioned in my book. As for more current, I am in awe of Jen Lancaster. She has a charm that makes people flock to her. I want that! And obviously, she makes me laugh.
So who am I nominating?
Jeannine Bergers Everett – otherwise known as Momaiku – OMG! She’s hysterical and the queen of haiku about things teenagers say.
Annie Jones – in blog world known as Dear Helen Hartman – If you’re looking for Southern charm meets retro lifestyle – you’ve found the right girl! Love her!
Jen Schneider – mommy blogger and co-worker, Liv, Laugh, Love is all about her life as a mom and a teacher and she gives away free stuff. Yes, I said free!
I have more but they said 3 and we all know I’m such a rule-follower. 🙂