Dear blog-amie Gabrielle Bryden has tagged me in the Writing Process Blog Tour, which involves me answering the following questions and tagging a few other writing bloggers:
What am I working on?
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
It’s never accepted for publication.
Why do I write what I do?
I once read somewhere that Stephen King said something along the lines of that if he hadn’t become a writer, he would’ve become a small town sniper. My reasons aren’t quite as extreme (and, in case you hadn’t noticed, neither is my level of success), but writing—poetry, in particular—is a good outlet for stress and the things that fire my imagination.
How does my writing process work?
It’s a bit like vomiting, really – atrocious analogy, I know. But it is; it just happens of its own accord. One Saturday morning, I sat down with the intention of writing a non-fiction post about the notion that cheese before bed causes nightmares and within an hour, I had written this, something altogether different from what I’d intended.
Next on the Writing Process Blog Tour (tagged writers, feel free to ignore)
Thanks, Gabe 😀
Writing is like a great purge!
I love the way you relate writing to puking! lol – I hear you 😀
Thank you so much for the nomination – I’m very flattered and trying not to puke under the pressure of it all 😉
BTW – Did you leave ‘what am I working on’ blank because you aren’t working on anything? lol – very nicely done 😀
Haha 🙂 One always feels better afterwards. Yes, “working on” is a very strong phrase for my writing endeavours, Dianne 😀
a bit like vomiting…oh yes it is
Particularly poetry, don’t you find, Jo?
Oh yes…but better out there…than…well you know what I mean.
Yes, haha 🙂
I know you aren’t that into Bob Dylan but you have one thing in common – he once described his writing of a song as like vomiting 😉 thanks for joining in the tour bb 😀
Well, there we are – he’s a plagiariser, too! 😉 Haha. Thanks for tagging me, Gabe – I had to have a little fun with it because I’m not doing much writing of consequence at the moment. I have a few drafts which I’ve left for a while, but when I go back to them, they still look pathetic, lol!
Some really lovely insights, BB 🙂 I’m glad Stephen King didn’t choose the small-town sniper route.
Yes, rather an alarming concept. He’s a very funny man in the mirth sense as well. Gabrielle Bryden’s review on his ‘On Writing’ encouraged me to read it and it is thoroughly entertaining. He had a strange upbringing. Thanks, Kate 🙂
Vomiting – yes!
🙂 One always feels better afterwards.
Never tried poésie comique, you are good at it, 🙂
😀 And you have taught me a new phrase.
BB, I’m participating in a similar blog tour, posting tomorrow. I was going to ask you to be one of the people I would recommend, but you had already posted this! I’m recommending you anyway. 🙂
Hello Sue – thanks! 🙂
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Hi there, Bluebee! I saw this one recently on my phone – long time away from the computer – and was both surprised -didn’t get a pingback so didn’t realize earlier you had named me!! — and pleased that you had! Since I have a hard time following rules I may not answer every question, but you won’t mind. Writing as vomiting – well, not when the result is as good as yours. I do understand the “I can’t keep from doing this” angle. Love your challenges, my friend.
😀 you know that there’s never any pressure, Monica.
My post might be “Why I’m not Writing”. Poetry has its own time and rhythm, we know.