I started writing as a young girl with a five year diary. Anyone remember those? They were thick, gilded edged journals and every page was split into five sections. Each day you could reflect back on the exact day a year earlier. I kept one updated for the entire five years. My brother read it once and made fun of my mercilessly for my constant quest to lose weight. Jerk. 😉
After that five year diary, I graduated to lined notebooks.
I have in fact journaled on and off for years. The funny thing is I rarely look back and read them. By rarely, I mean never. I think that the therapeutic effect is in my writing process.
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Miss ECP who curates incredible content over at eyecandypopper.com.
We connected through our websites, both being newer to the game and both sharing a passion for all things natural and organic. She invited me to join this tour of fellow bloggers and it’s been so cool to read their posts about their creative process and why they do what they do. Thanks so much Miss ECP!
So here are the questions:
1) What am I working on?
What am I not working on? Seriously folks! I’m always ‘working’. I inserted the quotes because I love doing what I’m doing with this website. I enjoy the way I can indulge my OCD by meticulously crafting a photo shoot or insanely pinning Art Nouveau prints to Pinterest. And yes, to me, Pinterest is part of my ‘work’. Look, there are those quotes again. 😉
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I would say it differs from others because it’s my voice. I mean, really, I post recipes and photographs of food. Since I’m in the food blogging game it’s not really so different from the others. What you are reading, however are my words. We are all individuals and our unique voices are what readers are going to relate to. I try to write like I speak so it feels more conversational. I want you to feel like we are talking. Like friends. Hope you like talking about spaghetti squash! 🙂
3) Why do I write what I do?
I want to be a resource for healthy, homemade recipes. I write this website to encourage people to get into their kitchens and create magic. I hope that my passion shines through in what I write and that it inspires. Now get in there and cook yourself some spaghetti squash!!
4) How does my writing process work?
Usually I start with the recipe and the rest just falls into place. Like I said earlier, my goal is to write like I talk. If you couldn’t tell, I’m a talker. This makes my writing process fairly simple. Now, I am winning any Pulitzer prizes? Probably not. Does Andrea McEneaney face palm on a regular basis with my erratic comma usage? Probably! That’s a bit of an inside joke there. Needless to say, Andrea is punctuation pro.
I just let the ‘ink’ flow and publish. Not a ton of overthinking and like my journals, never look back. Just keep looking ahead. 🙂
The fun part was getting to share this with another blogger. I was so happy when Karen from KamaFitness agreed to be a part of the tour. I love reading Karen’s awesome fitness tips and she has a killer booty challenge on her site if you are looking for a summer ‘perk-up’. 😉
Here’s a few words about this fun, fitness minded blog:
“Kama Fitness is created by Karen and is all about how she lives a simple, healthy lifestyle. It’s an easy way to incorporate simple food and great workouts all while obtaining a killer physique. Karen is all about living a healthy 80/20 split lifestyle – meaning 80% of the time she is focused on real foods while indulging for the other 20. Hey, a girl’s gotta have her light beers! ”
Thanks for stopping by today and indulging me in this. I am so grateful to all of you who seem to like my voice, writing style, spaghetti squash recipes, whatever it is you like, THANK YOU! I love creating this virtual cookbook and am so happy you visit.