Thank you to naturelover of the Story Teller blog for inviting me on the Creative Process Blog Tour. It looks to be a fun place for a bit of blogging Q & A. It was nice of naturelover to nominate me.
Let’s start with the Rules:
Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post. Answer four questions about your creative process that lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given by your nominator).
And on to the Q & A about the creative process. Here goes (something)…
Q #1: What am I working on at the moment?
A #1: I am writing posts regularly here and on my other blog When Women Inspire. Feel free to connect with me at the other blog too, if you haven’t already done so. As well, I am working on my second book, to release hopefully in the next few months. Pssst cover reveal coming soon!
Q #2: How does my work differ from others in my genre?
A #2: My blog is about poetry primarily, but it takes many forms; in the pages here you will find my original poems, as well as thoughts about poetry and analyses of poems. As well, I blog about book reviews, writing processes, and conduct interviews with authors. There is a variety, for sure. I hope that the selection makes Poetic Parfait compelling for readers.
Q #3: Why do I write and create what I do?
A #3: The reason I write poetry is because I like that poems look simple yet have a complexity to them when you really analyze the subject. It’s deceiving, quite often. I create poems in a unique voice because that is MY voice, and I want to be true to it. As for why I write creatively, in general, it’s a matter of not having another choice. It’s part of me; just as a painter would say they feel compelled to craft artworks, I feel compelled to write down thoughts, creations, anything and everything that involves the alphabet. My interests are diverse for reading and writing but, above all, my love is for the written word. I have a major crush on books.
Q #4: How do my writing and creative process work?
A #4: It varies, depending on the day, time, my mood, whether I am totally inspired at the moment or lacking in that area, and so many other variables. Above all though I can feel when I am “in the pocket” as singers say. In other words, I can tell when I am writing from my soul because I get this kind of fuzziness to me. It’s like I tune out everything but the computer screen in front of me. I prefer to type as I create rather than write by hand, although I make shorthand notes in pen on scraps of paper of ideas as they come to me so I won’t forget them later.
And now I get to nominate four fellow bloggers for the Creative Process Tour (to follow the rules above). I nominate:
Maleko’s Art (Mark)
Silver Threading (Colleen)
The V-Pub (Rob)
Desert Rose in Bloom (Emily Rose)
The Monday for submissions is March 30, but you are welcome to submit any day you want as far as I am concerned 🙂
What are you creating today?