My friend, and author of the blog www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com, Sylvia Ney recently asked me to participate in a blog hop. I’m answering the four questions below then tagging another blogger / writer friend to keep this going.
Q. What are you working on?
Oh good grief, I STAY busy. In addition to this blog piece, I’m editing ANOTHER blog piece to be posted soon. Just finished a novel edit for another writer. Started another screenplay. Submitted some poetry to publications, am working on a grant PLUS putting the final touches on a feature / profile for an international publication. So…I’m very busy. And, just today, I submitted a piece on editing to another writer friend’s blog.
Q. How does your work differ from others of its genre?
Since I’m all over the map with my work, I have no genre or specific category of work. I write and publish it all: blog posts, poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, brochures, pamphlets, press releases, and most recently put together a portfolio for someone. However, if any of my writings ever touch someone, then I'm elated. Or, if I can help just one writer in the editing process to produce better work, then I'm just as happy. I am also confident in my individuality. That I don't fit in the cookie-cutter mold, that I'm different...just wish more people were secure in his/her oddness!
Q. Why do you write what you do?
I write what I do because I HAVE to. Every since I was a teenager, I have had an overwhelming desire to put words on papers, whether they turn out to be a story, a poem, an advertising brochure, or even a full-length screenplay, it doesn't matter. My mind never seems to shut off. See next question!!
Q. How does your writing process work?
I have no process. Inspiration comes at random and odd moments. Some days I’m very productive at writing pages upon pages of material. Other times, I may wake up at 3:00 in the morning and write out a poem on a pad which I keep next to my bed. I don’t have a set schedule to write. I work full time and squeeze my writing in when I can. My writing is like Cinderella, the mistreated step-child. Sometimes it’s very overwhelming but I do it because I have no choice.
Now, I'd like to pass these questions to award-winning mystery writer, and my friend Linda Todd, who blogs at "The Incurable Itch of LF Todd" here: http://lindaheberttodd.blogspot.com/
Look for her answers soon!