Writing Process Blog Meme

Thank you Esther Newton for nominating me for this blog meme. Esther is an amazing writer and tutor. Check out her blog and new short story collection on Amazon.

I haven’t done the blog hops and nominations for a long time. But I felt that this particular post would be beneficial for fellow writers. I’m supposed to answer a few questions concerning my writing process, so here goes.

1. What am I working on at the moment?

I recently finished the first draft of the first book in a trilogy. I took some time off to unwind, so I will start editing that soon. Also, I’m working on a memoir. As for shorter work, I have a half-finished novella waiting for me to come back to it when I have time. Inspiration for poems strikes me when I’m half asleep, I write those sporadically.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I am a huge fan of thrillers, unforgettable tales, stories that keep me on edge and linger in my head for days after I finish reading them. My thrillers are different in terms that they are inspired by my personal experiences. My life is a thriller on its own. But there are chunks of my life that I extracted and developed into an idea for a trilogy.

3. Why do I write what I do?

I write because I can’t but write. It’s the only way I can remain sane and it’s a great way for me to vent. When I was younger, I lived in an oppressive household. Writing was my only escape and it still is.

4. How does my writing process work?

On a normal day– which I haven’t had in months– I wake up around 7:00 a.m., have breakfast, coffee and start working on whatever project at hand. Noon, I take a break, have a snack, check my emails and blog. Afternoons are for editing, research, and smaller projects. Nights are for reading.

I hope this post was informative. I am supposed to nominate a few people, but I follow a very small number of people who are all inspiring and phenomenal.

Thanks for reading and feel free to answer those questions in a comment πŸ™‚

20 thoughts on “Writing Process Blog Meme”

  1. Even though you haven’t had a normal day in a while, I am impressed that you have a structure for a normal day! I am participating in this series of questions, too, and I realize I’ve focused on the big picture rather than each day. Probably because each day is so messy. Good luck on all of your projects.

  2. “I write because I can’t but write.” I think that speaks for most of us. It certainly speaks for me. Wonderful post. Glad you were nominated. Hope you win. You deserve it. Your writing is always a thrill to read. Keep those fingers to the keyboard. πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for sharing, Margaret.
    You bravely put yourself out there.
    Here goes…
    I am re-working a story from my college days.
    My work differs from others in the genre primarily by the different words I use. Possibly more conversational.
    I write because it is who I am and when I feel most myself.
    My writing schedule varies but definitely needs at least 3 hours of uninterrupted time to get the ideas percolating.

    Thank you for letting me share.

  4. Informative answers. It sounds as if you started writing as a form of escape, even if that’s not why you do it now. I wouldn’t answer these questions on my own account but on Monday I’m posting the only author interview I have ever conducted. I hope you can visit for that one.

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