I was tagged in this ages ago by the lovely Lillian Yates Duggan from My Ideal World. She’s a fantastic writer and has been blogging and writing about her process about finding the right path to go down for her dreams which include travelling with her children (sound familiar??) I’d encourage you to check her blog out especially if you’re like her and working out how to achieve your dreams.
I’ll tag three other people at the end, all great friends of mine and all great writers!
1. What am I working on?
I’ve never really considered myself a writer, I guess because I’ve never really had any visions of writing a novel some day! I dunno why, but that is, in my head, what a writer is. Of course that’s wrong!
So at the moment I’m working on a book for Untrapped Life called ‘Create Your Dream Action Plan’ which consolidates a whole heap of knowledge from me about how to get dreams off the ground and into action. It’s going to be a really easy to digest and not too heavy!
Other than that I’m also working on bringing my travel blog back in to being (which is over at www.BartsGoAdventuring.com) since we’re travelling again now. It’s more of a journal, but I do like to make some of the articles helpful for anyone stumbling across it on Google.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I like to think of myself as a non-fluffy person. I’m not touchy feely and I’m not all about the feminine aspects of life. I’m straight forward and no nonsense!
I’m also incredibly succinct. I am so bad at actually writing enough 😉
3. Why do I write what I do?
I want to share with others my enthusiasm for the things that I feel like I’m good at in life and that is travelling and achieving crazy dreams! I embrace things that may not be ‘normal’ and strive to add them in to my life if they’re a good fit. I know there are so many other people out there who feel the same so writing about it connects me with those other people who are also wanting to escape normal, or who already have!
4. How does my writing process work?
Generally I think about what I want to write when I’m in bed and not wanting to disturb my husband. Then by morning I have completely forgotten what I was going to do – frustrating!
But normally I have a general idea of how I will write an article. The hardest part for me is generally having a great title. Once I have that then the writing comes so much more easily.
Ok, time to pass the baton on! Every one of these friends of mine should so write a novel!
Nic Goddard is another crazy person who went after her dreams. She is currently living on a remote Scottish island and trying out the self sufficiency thing. One of her biggest dreams is to be a writer though and she has the talent for that in bucket loads! You can find her at Wondering Wanderers.
Jax Blunt and I have been friends since our eldest teens were toddlers and we used to spend many a day setting the world to rights over a cup of tea when we lived near each other. She’s blogged since almost the beginning of those days over at Making It Up and she’s been way better at keeping blogs in the same place (I have had so many blogs in different places over the years!) than I ever have been!
Merry Raymond is another long time friend, long time blogger and great writer. She’s been blogging for over 10 years at Patch of Puddles and she’s also a great business woman, setting up a online toy and craft business way back in the early internet shopping days.