I can't believe I was asked by Vidya Sury to answer these 4 questions since I don't consider myself a writer but more a crafter and a talker of words. Vidya is amazing and very uplifting and I am honoured that she included me. If I have screwed up in writing this and mentioning the correct places to visit, my apologies as I am not a 6 year old who knows all there is about computers. I need to be taught by them. I still fondly remember pong. So here are the questions:
1. What am I working on/writing?
Literally or just in my cobwebbed head? No I love creating cards and plan to do more today. I love to read people's blogs and give my little answers but I have never considered myself a writer except here and when I took a creative writing course. Now in my head, I am always thinking about writing a biography on my mom's amazing life. I think anyone could write a book about her. Grew up in Germany. Taken by Nazi regime to be given the "proper" teachings but had to send her back home when she did a hunger strike. Saw her 1 yr old brother die (lung collapsed-result of a bomb). She survived the bombings of Hamburg and Dresden when she was a teen. Her other brother died at 19 (shot by the Russians in the hospital). She was part of the German Resistance, against the Germans and blew up bridges. She survived starvation and rape when the Russians marched in. She almost disappeared with thousands of others to Siberia but escaped. She escaped to the West and helped her father escape and she also suffered a severe brain injury where she was in the hospital for 9 mths having to relearn how to walk and talk...this happened all before she was 22. So just saying might make a good read.
2. How does my work/writing differ from others in its genre?
I don't even assume I am a writer so that helps and even when I write about my cards I try to inject a little humour even if it is sad and pathetic-lol. One can't think of other people's writing as everyone has their own uniqueness and that is what makes reading great
3. Why do I write what I do?
4. How does my writing process work?
What writing process?? hahahahaaa. I write what's in my head-scary. I think of an idea and create. I am not a perfectionist and I figure I will write and someone else can edit and butcher it until it is perfect:)
OK there ya go now I have the honour of inviting 3 wonderful people that I am blessed to know through blogger land, to partake in this merriment and answer these questions and post them by June 17th. Here are the questions:
What am I working on/writing?
Tag three writers / bloggers of their choice to answer these questions on writing, on their own blog the following week.
And thus we shall carry the bloghop forward!
The bloggers friends I am tagging are:
Joseph Alsarraff at Joseph's Real Life
Name: Joseph Alsarraf
Things about me: I enjoy listening to music (I actually think I am addicted sometimes) I really enjoy writing and playing with my toy cars! Yes, I still collect toy cars and enjoy rolling them around on my desk when I am supposed to be writing. It’s fun and relaxes me when I am trying to think. (I’m actually doing it right now.) I also enjoy riding my bike. I love God, animals, and anything living. I also enjoy weather and staring at clouds. I especially like the deep blue clouds that form right before a severe thunderstorm, those are my favorites!
Denise Hammond at Yes Virginia, There is Life After Retirement
Denise was the Treasurer of West Bloomfield, MI, from 1988-2008. Now enjoying retirement from public life, she reads voraciously, practices yoga, gardens, travels, cooks, spends more time with family and friends and enjoys all the things she didn't have time to enjoy in the busy workplace
Stephanie Faris at Stephanie Faris
Stephanie Faris knew she wanted to be an author from a very young age. In fact, her mother often told her to stop reading so much and go outside and play with the other kids. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University she somehow found herself working in information technology. But she never stopped writing. When she isn’t crafting fiction, Stephanie is indulging her gadget geek side by writing for online technology sites. She lives in Nashville with her husband
This keeps things going and thanks for reading:)