My Writing Process, A Chaotic Melody

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Across the blogosphere, many writers are participating in a Blog Author Tour where they talk about their personal writing processes. It’s been fascinating reading about all these different styles–ranging from nearly scientific to downright “got lucky.” I’m hoping to work with some of these incredible people as I publish more books and join along on some of these tours. Shameless plug time! You can buy my latest book, The Mother of All Meltdowns, on Amazon or B&N.com.

Rabia of The Liebers originally tagged me to participate in this one. Since then I’ve also been tagged by my personal blogging idol Marcia of Menopausal Mother and Joan of Gramcracker Crumbs. So here are my answers to the questions about my writing process:

What am I working on?

Everything and anything? I have so many projects happening all at once right now. Not just personal ones, but also those for my Blue Lobster clients. We just did a huge cover reveal for Marcia Kester Doyle’s new book Who Stole My Spandex? Midlife Musings From a Middle-Aged MILF… I’m also opening for submissions for two new projects. And, of course, there are my personal book projects that are obviously used to the back seat. I’m also busy working on posts for my blog and I recently applied to be a regular contributor on several women-oriented sites as well. There’s never a shortage of things I’m working on!

How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I don’t write in one specific genre. I’m all over the place. My work differs from others mainly because of my witty sarcasm. It’s not raw humor, more like poetic I told you so’s, if that makes any sense at all. I like to poke fun at myself.

Why do I write what I write?

I write about so many different things that I can’t really answer this question. I get bored easily. If I wrote on a single topic, I would literally go insane. That’s why I call my blog a hybrid. It doesn’t fit into a niche and neither do I. I enjoy variety. When it comes to books, I’m the same way. There’s the anthology that tackles parenting. Then I have two uncompleted manuscripts. One is a Young Adult paranormal fantasy. The other is a memoir of sorts. I’m like a square that rebels against round holes.

How does my writing process work?

My writing process can best be described as a chaotic melody. Ideas pop into my head at the most inconvenient and strangest times. When I’m dreaming. While taking a shower. As I’m changing a poopy diaper. I try to jot these down in a Word doc before they vanish forever. What I’m left with is thirty docs all containing sporadic thoughts or partially written posts. This is the chaos. As an idea takes root, things usually flow like music. Thus, my chaotic melody.

Next week, on May 5th the Blog Author Tour will hopefully continue with Angela of Writer Mom’s Blog and Michelle of A Dish of Daily Life, fellow co-authors of The Mother of All Meltdowns and women I admire.

Let’s keep this one moving! I’m tagging one of my favorite new bloggers Totally Jessifiable.

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