Monday, June 02, 2014

Monday Blog Tour

I've been tagged to participate in the Monday Blog Tour by Baliva and I thank him for picking me for this blog tour. I appreciate it so much. Take a look at Baliva's post here. Without further ado, I'll dive right into the questions.

What am I working on?

I am currently working on blogging more consistently. I find that blogging helps me, because it keeps me on a regular writing schedule. I don't publish a new blog post each day, but I'm always thinking about what to add to the blog next.

In addition to blogging, I am currently working on a book that has been on the back burner for a while, but now I feel ready to finish it. It's a work of fiction and is about a woman who goes looking for one thing in life, but finds something more. She realizes what she really wants in her life and it's not what she thought it was.

How does my work differ from others in its genre?

My work may not appear that different from others on the surface, but everyone has their own unique voice and that's what makes life interesting. The only person that I can be is me and my work is a reflection of me. I blog about a bit of everything and my book will hopefully offer an intriguing story to readers.

Why do I write what I do?

I write what I do because I like exploration and expression. I like writing about what I experience in my life, but I also like writing about other people, especially other creative people because it always intrigues me to find out about their process. I write in order to understand myself a bit better and the people that I come into contact with. I'm always just wanting to learn and explore.

How does my writing process work?

I am a person who loves to write lists or I'll jot some notes down on a scrap of paper. Lately I've tried to use technology a bit more to help me in my note-taking, so I'll type short notes into my phone. But I've come to realize that I'm more of a scribbler so most of my notes still end up on lists or scraps of paper. I guess I just like the act of writing things down. Eventually those various notes will make it into a blog post or into whatever I'm writing. I type the skeleton of thoughts from my notes into the computer and then I'll flesh things out as I go.

To continue this blog tour...

I’d like to tag  Duni at Duni's Studio ( @PeriDotbyDuni ) and Katherine at Katherine's Corner  (@GoAskKatie )  to answer the four questions above by June 9th, next Monday. To see previous blog tour posts, check the twitter hashtag #MondayBlogTour .

6 comments:

Petula Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed your answers. I can feel how open you are about your process and have a feeling that openness is going to show through your book as well. It's going to be authentically creative and can't-put-it-down good.

Dori said...

Petula,

Thank you so much for this comment. It spurs me on as I continue this journey with my book. It's right on time! :)

Katherines Corner said...

Lovely post my friend thank you so much for mentioning me too. biggest hugs xo

Dori said...

Katherine,
I'm glad you enjoyed it and it's my pleasure. I love your blog :) Hugs!

Sarah said...

I do that scribbling thing too... usually ideas to add to stories already written or those waiting to be written, to add in later when I can get to sit down & work on that. Same reason I love to hear other people's stories; you never know where inspiration will strike.

I like this glimpse into your creative process too.

Dori said...

Sarah,

It's really interesting to hear about other people's processes. I love creativity! :)