There's a blog hop in town. All you do is answers some questions and pass the baton on to two bloggers.
Ok, so thanks to my
ex friend, Barb at This and That as I Bounce Through Life the baton has
passed to me on this blog hop.
Thankssomuch, Barb. And no worries. I WILL be thumping you on the head with the baton. ;)
This thing has been passed by and to REAL writers who possess REAL humor and so I have no idea why she passed it on to me. Though I do feel honored. Albeit undeserved. I'll probably forgive Barb. One day. Ha!
Apparently, I have to answer a question or four and then pass the baton.
1. What am I working on? Survival. Yes, I'm trying to survive teaching elementary students. Good Lord who in the world EVER thought I should take on teaching? On the blogging front, I started a new blog, this one, because I have a gazillion things that I need to air out and get out in an effort to clean house. And maybe change the world. Right.
2. How does my work differ from others in this genre? They don't suck at it and I do. They possess humor, I do not. They possess the vocabulary to make their writing interesting, I do not. I know what I want to say and I think I do just fine until I read what someone else wrote. That's when I realize I don't exactly have what it takes. Does this stop me? Absolutely not. Because, surely, it's in there somewhere. And, if I keep at it, that gift will pop up and shine.
3. Why do I write what I do? Because I have a driving need to get some stuff out. Because I need to make some discoveries. Because I have to.
4. How does my writing process work? It is all about a wild and crazy motication. I never know when it's going to kick in. It could be in the middle of the day or the middle of the night. It could be morning or evening. Any time of day or night. But, when it hits, I have to go at it full steam. Which makes teaching interesting because, yes, it has hit me during the school day. In other words, the process doesn't work for me. I work for the process.
And now, I'm passing the baton on to two people whose blogs I enjoying reading. It wasn't easy narrowing this down, but I did it. First is to Cathy at Cold Lake Cathy. I don't care what this woman writes about- travel, her family, life in general, books---whatever the topic, the content contains humor that has, at times, caused my coffee to spew from my mouth, through my nose and onto my computer. Second is to my friend Kim at My Field of Dreams. Not only do you get to view photos of her lovely farm, Kim's writing is full of imagery that makes the photos unnecessary. When I read her posts, I can not only see exactly what the scene looks like, but I can smell the smells. I always leave there feeling so calm and refreshed.
That's it y'all!