The Writing Process [BLOG TOUR]

Bursting the Bubble, Just for Fun

The Writing Process

I like to get involved with Blog Tours because they allow me to write about something entirely different AND show some love to great bloggers and writers that I know. Vanessa Shields is a writer with a wicked sense of humour and an impressive amount of poetry books under her belt. I am participating in this blog tour because of her and her lovely blog VANESSASHIELDS.com. I reviewed her latest work of poetry I AM THAT WOMAN and immediately fell in love with poetry all over again. Thanks for the invite to participate in this tour, Vanessa. You are a poetry goddess.

What am I working on?
My notebook is a cluster of ideas for short stories, novels, personal experiences, blog posts, and poetry. I am always working on something even if it doesn’t really do anything but sit in a folder on my computer or collect dust in a notebook in my drawer. Right now I have a YA novel, a general fiction novel based on my late uncle, and a sort story about 20 somethings going nowhere (AKA ME) started. I’m working more intensely on the latter and hope to finish it up before the deadline (I want to submit it to a new anthology).
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
In writing, I believe that it’s all about voice. Regardless of the genre I am working on, I hope to bring out the same voice as I have on this blog or in my diaries. It is distinctly me.
Why do I write what I do?
I write what feels right. I write about situations that effect me, I write about people I love and people that I hurt. I write about what I’m going through and then try to turn those into works of fiction in the hopes of sharing something different about the human condition. I am my most vulnerable while writing and I try to leave it all on the page.
How does your writing process work?
I write when I have time. I write when I make time. I write best early in the morning, when the house is quiet and I can see strips of sunshine flow through my shutters. I write a little bit everyday until whatever it is that I am working on is finished (I don’t like to jump from project to project). I have trouble “planning” anything that I’m writing. I start with a general idea and power through it. The story changes several times until it’s finished, which is part of the fun. My dream is to rent out a cottage or cabin on a lake and sit up there for a week and write. Write without any distractions or interruptions — I think that’s the only way I’ll get a decent novel finished.

Unfortunately this tour ends here. All of my writer friends are super busy writing novels and travelling so I couldn’t get them to join in. The good news is you got to learn more about my writing process and I re-introduced you to the lovely Vanessa Shields.

Until next time…

Love Always and Forever,

Vanessa Xo