The Blog Tour Award

The Blog Tour Award

Hi, Hey, Hello!

This is my second post of the day for good reason. Last week I was nominated by the lovely Adele over on The Girl in Glasses to take part in the Blog Tour Award, check out her blog if you haven’t already because it’s truly delightful!

The award rules:

  1. Pass the tour on to at least four other bloggers.
  2. Give your nominees the rules and specify the Monday in which they should post their nomination answers.
  3. Answer the four questions about your creative processes, which allows other bloggers and visitors to understand what inspires you to do what you do.
  4. Compose this one-time post on a specific Monday (date TBC by your nominator).

My answers:

1. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

I write what interests me and hope that it appeals to others. That’s the beauty of blogging and writing, everyone offers their own perspective, attitudes, thoughts and words on things.

2. How does your writing/creative process work?

Pure chance in a lot of cases to be honest. Sometimes I will hear a song lyric that will not leave me alone until I write something related to it. Sometimes a sentence forms in my head for a scenario that I could totally flesh out with the right characters and I run with it. Sometimes I sit in front of my keyboard and just type and see where that takes me.

For my music playlists it’s a case of making note of some songs that I might include in it when I hear them, so Shazam comes in handy a lot of the time for that. With that I also have to check over old playlists to make sure that I don’t include the same one twice because some songs are semi permanent features in my life, but I don’t want repeats on a monthly basis.

Generally speaking there is always some kind of soundtrack to my writing as well, what that is depends on the day, my current faves are Fleetwood Mac and Hozier.

3. Why do you write or create what you do?

I do what I do because I love it first and foremost. I love words and could talk about why for ages. I have never really been math or science based but words have always been my thing. For a piece of English coursework back in Year 10 we had to do a mock article and I had so much fun that I knew then that I wanted to work with words in some way. That’s what cemented it for me in terms of wanting to write myself, but I have always loved reading and that just grew the more I read and the more I studied English in school. And then at uni I hit this creative streak that made me love it even more and I haven’t stopped with that yet.

I write what I feel passionate about and what I feel represents me in some way. And I love it. There would be no point if I didn’t.

4. What are you working on at the moment?

At the moment I am working on not being unemployed almost all the time, so job applications. I am also in the second week of Blog Every Day in June on here so I am editing and possibly working on new pieces for that. Generally speaking I am STILL editing my 2014 NaNo novel and then also working on an idea that is banging around in my head for another novel idea that needs something done with it.

My nominees:

1) Karen at Confetti and Curves

2) Gen at Eat, Pray, Clove

3) Mariella at Jumbleskine

4) Thistles and Whistles

If you want to take part in this award then your Monday is June 15th.

Parentheses count: 0/1 if you count the one in the rules. See you tomorrow!

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