What Are You Doing – A Blog Tour3
I became acquainted online with Michelle Woodman through a bloggers group we had both joined. And while the group has since disbanded, I still keep in touch and read the blogs of some of the friends I met on there. And Michelle is definitely one of them. I send her geeky superhero and Dr. Who pins on Pinterest every once in a while when I find one I haven’t seen her pin yet. And she is a fellow lover of The Big Bang Theory. Ha! Anyway, she invited me to write on this blog tour and answer a few questions just to kind of let people know a little bit more about me. Thanks, Michelle!
Upon what are you working?
Where I work is usually in my recliner with my laptop on my lap or, quite honestly, at my desk in the office. I probably shouldn’t admit that. 98% of where I write is at home, though. Things I am working on currently, though, are the occasional blog post and I’m actually starting to work on a book idea I had a couple of weeks ago. Not ready to share the details other than it’s a fiction suspense/thriller book. They’re the ones I love to read most, even though I can’t sleep afterwards, so I figured why not write one. I always get frustrated that I can figure out the endings, so I’m working on one that isn’t quite so transparent. We’ll see how that goes.
How does your work differ from others in the genre?
I honestly don’t think I have a genre. I guess my blog genre here would be encouragement. The book? I had never though about writing a fiction book, so I’ve never really put any thought into the process of others.
Why do you write what you write?
Because if I didn’t write it here, it would end up somewhere else. This is just the medium I prefer at this point. As I said above with the fiction book, I want to write a book that not many people are going to have figured out. I just finished a book with 100 chapters last night. Halfway through I knew who was killing people in one of the story lines, and just a few chapters later had it pegged for the other story line. And it was a fantastically-written story. I just sometimes want to be surprised by the ending rather than just reading to finish up the details. Know what I mean?
How does your writing process work?
Usually I sit down in my recliner, turn off the television and think of something to write about. Sometimes it’s forced writing, which I think is good for practice, but not great for reading. And sometimes it just flows. I think that’s all part of everyone’s processes, but I would really like for it to just flow most of the time rather than the lesser amount. Oh, well.
At this time, I am not going to tag any other writers. Does that make me a party pooper? Probably. I do appreciate Michelle giving me a go at it, though! Having a writing prompt is so much easier than coming up with something on my own!