My Writing Process Blog Tour
I am delighted to be participating in this blog tour so that you can get to know me a little better. I have blogged for two years, but since last fall it’s been a quieter time on my blog due to life happening. I am so grateful to have you here. Welcome!!
I was passed the torch by the lovely Dale Anne Potter, you can read her story here.
What am I working on?
I feel drawn to doing a bit of intuitive painting again lately. It has been a very healing process for me. I had a lot of fun painting this latest painting. This helps me get out of my head and process things in my life a little easier.
Then my husband and I are at the beginning stages of figuring out the future for our adult son who has autism, he still lives at home. This process involves the what, where, when and how, and that comes with a lot of emotions attached and lots of unanswered questions still.
I am also working at making sure that I have landed back on my two feet before I move forward with writing here. There’s so much more than I have already shared to date that I want to be writing about and sooner than later hopefully I will find that safe place and begin writing again.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I would definitely have to say that my life experiences these past 25+ years as being a stay-at-home mom, especially with raising a son who has autism has taught me so much. I have had to find my way through what often has felt like a maze. It is through so many of the challenges in my life that I have been able to discover more who I am, and what I wanted out of life and how I could begin exploring some of my own dreams too. I see my work as a writer as one of sharing about how I am finding my way through a life that as not always been easy. Yet I find it rewarding in many ways because I get to create how I wish to live it… and a big part of that includes finding ways to do all that I love to do and writing and painting are two of them right now.
Why do I write what I do?
Writing offers me a way to connect with my inner voice in a way that I can’t express as easily otherwise. It helps me get things out of my head, and view it from a different angle and often that is where I find the solutions to some things I might feel at a loss with. It’s how I learn about who I am deep down. I get to see myself from a different perspective also which often helps. I love writing and sharing about life.
How does my writing process work?
I cannot say that I have a writing process. I don’t follow any specific rules, and don’t really care for being structured a whole lot. For me my writing mostly comes out of nowhere when I least expect it. It usually comes with intense feelings or emotions, and from a place where I know that I have to write. Usually I write about things that I am experiencing in my life at the time. This nudge to write can come at anytime of the day or night. There have been many nights where I had to stay up to write. The inner voice doesn’t stay quiet until I do so. Writing helps me connect from a whole different place than with my thoughts, it usually comes through that vulnerable place where emotions have a tendency to be.
And now, ladies & gentlemen, I would like to pass the torch on to 2 of my blogging buddies. Please let me introduce them!
1) Becky Cavender is a freelance writer, coach, and single mom living in the Pacific Northwest, USA. She has lived in five countries on four continents — including Myanmar, where she published a guidebook for expats moving there. When she’s not writing poetry, traveling, interviewing inspiring creative types, or working on her novel, you can find her at any of the best local coffee joints sucking up her caffeine.You can read her stuff on Huffington Post or on her website.
2) Belinda Rose is an inspirational writer, poet, intuitive, hypnotherapist and minister. She spent 35 years of her life battling anorexia nervosa/bulimarexia and depression. Although the doctors unanimously agreed she would never recover and likely die from the eating disorder, she held on through her deep love for the Divine and the guidance of the angels she works closely with. She credits her daily practice of Lectio Divina and Centering prayer to leading her to a deepening awareness and relationship with Divine presence and her eventual healing from her long struggle with the eating disorder. This spiritual transformation not only changed her life, but her writing. Today she writes inspired poetry, a weekly blog, is currently writing a book, and has an internet ministry on Facebook. All of her work is guided by the angels and meant to bring hope, encouragement, awareness and healing through the power of Divine Love and Light. You can find her on Facebook and her blog.