Hi there, a few weeks ago, I got tagged by the fabulous Lisa, at Cut My Milk, to join in a blog-hop and write a post about my writing process.
My response was “hell yes!” Quickly followed by “what writing process?
I got started and then life happened, and now it’s been lurking, unfinished, on my to-do list for a couple of weeks. I don’t know why I’ve been putting it off but the Squishy is asleep and Princess is doing something that involves barbie dolls, sticky tape and the cat – yeah I’m kinda scared to go look. Anyway, that means I should have at least half and hour to sit down and finish writing this thing, so here goes.
What am I working on?
Trying not to lose the children under the mountain of (clean) washing that threatens to overtake most of our living area.
Trying to build a house. (well, actually feeding, picking up after and trying to help Husband so he can build a house)
Trying to remember where I left my sanity (it’s probably under that pile of washing too)
Oh, you meant what am I working on writing? Yeah, um, not much.
How does my writing differ from others in my genre?
I’m not entirely sure what genre my blog fits into.
This Is Beck is 2 parts Mummy Blog, 3 parts Personal Diary mixed a cup of with craft and cooking, a dollop of house building D.I.Y. Stir well and throw in a handful of assorted animals and family members for extra crunch. Cook over a high heat with plenty of wine. Season well with anxiety and PND and serve with a side of humour and honesty.
Why do I write what I do?
Because I can’t not write. It’s just that now I let everyone see it.
Ever since I first learnt to hold a pen, I have filled countless notebooks and journals with all sorts of random thoughts. It seems to be the way my brain works best, I can think clearer when I let the words out onto paper, things seem to make more sense that way. My blog is just an extension of the diaries I have always kept. I love that people actually read what I write, but I would still be writing this, even if nobody ever read it. I write the way I talk, honestly, straight from the heart and with plenty of emotion.
How does your writing process work?
Haha! That’s a good one, makes it sound like I’m a real writer or something.
Short answer? It doesn’t.
Usually I get an idea for a post I want to write. I go looking for something to write it down on, find that my notebook isn’t where I left it, go looking for it, find it hiding somewhere amongst all the toys (only after I’ve had to put them all away) Grab a cup of tea, sit down to write a post, one of the kids will inevitably poop, I’ll deal with that, reheat my tea, sit down again and have no idea what I was going to write about. So, umm, what were we talking about?
It’s one of my goals for this year to try to get some kind of schedule happening and at least get something up on the blog semi-regularly. I’ll keep working toward that, but hey, we’re only 8 months into the year…I wouldn’t want to rush it
Ok, so the next part of this blog hop thingie is to tag a few of my favourite bloggers to join in too. Although, since this thing has been up and running for a while, most of my faves have already done it so I’m only going to chose one, the gorgeous Vicki from Knocked Up and Abroad.
And I’ll link back to a few of my favourite posts from earlier in the hop. M’kay?
Knocked Up and Abroad was conceived when Vicki backpacked around Europe where she visited 7 countries, over 7 weeks, whilst 7 months pregnant. Now she tackles a more suburban existence muddling through motherhood but still seeking out adventure with 2 Vicklets in tow.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by, feel free to let me know any of your fave blogs in the comments section.