By the way, Jennifer is a wonderful writer. I can only aspire to write like her! We actually attended college together but didn't really know each other while at Harding. We ended up connecting through blogging a couple years later and she also helped me learn some crocheting basics. Jennifer has a lifestyle blog and her son Preston is so adorable! Oh and they're expecting baby #2! You should definitely read her blog if you haven't already.
Here we go:
1. What am I working on?
Honestly? Nothing, other than my blog, which I haven't been so great with lately. Blame my job people. When I was little my career aspiration was to be an author a la Jo March but alas I am a speech pathologist, not an author. In our first year of marriage I expressed this to my husband and he told me I should start writing whether it be a blog, journal, or something else, so that's what I did. I'd still love to write a book one day, even if it's just for personal satisfaction, but coming up with an idea you're willing to stick with for several years is difficult. I come up with ideas but none of them keep my attention for long, so for now I'll just stick to blogging and journaling, which I do when I'm stressed.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hmm . . . this is a hard one. I guess it differs because I'm me and and it's different because I'm different. (Yes, I'll just go with what Jennifer said!)
3. Why do I write what I do?
I love to be able to look back at posts from when I started this blog and have all those memories stored here. Some of those things I've already forgotten and they were just three years ago! I'm so glad I have this place to document so many memories and experiences.
Blogging also allows me to stay connected with family far away. I think I'll see an even greater benefit from that when we are in residency in a couple of years.
4. How does your writing process work?
When I blog I don't think about it too much. It's usually just whatever comes to mind! If I allowed myself to over think it, I'd never click that little publish button! Sometimes I'll come up with an idea and mull it over for awhile or start a post on something I want to write about and then I'll come back to it later. Typically, though, it's just what I want to write about or remember/document on my blog in that moment.
In addition to visiting Jennifer's blog, you should check out these two women and their blogs. They'll be posting about their writing process next week!
Brittney from Razorback Britt
Trish from Tales from Trish