Sep 9, 2014

Why I Write Blog Hop

 I was tagged to write a post about why I write by Sophie from Reviewed the book. Sophie writes book reviews and she's currently celebrating some amazing milestones, so you should hop over to her blog to check out her great giveaways and lovely posts. I love Sophie's blog, she's got a lot of talent and I like her taste. I often buy the books she recommends.
The idea of this blog hop is to answer four questions about blogging and why I write. I will also tag two fellow bloggers whose blogs I really like, so they can answer the same questions next Monday. 

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Why do I write?
I write because it's all I ever wanted to do. When I was a little girl I was fascinated by books. I had a special notebook and wrote my own poems. I think I was about nine years old when I started doing that. When I was a student I had no time for stories and after several years I felt so insecure about my own words that I didn't really know what to do with it. I couldn't stop though as the words kept coming. I even dream about them. I started my blog because a lot of people always asked me what they should read or where they could buy a nice gift. Blogging is a great way to share these things. I wanted to give them free stories to read as well, that's why I came up with Lavender Likes, Loves, Finds and Dreams. I love Lavender and she's such a big part of my life these days. The blog has made me less shy and I'm forever grateful for that. 

What am I working on?
 I'm currently working on the next Librarian Lavender novella. During the summer I spent so much time working on both a novel and a novella and it paid off. I've submitted both of them and am now keeping my fingers crossed I will receive some good news. I know rejection is part of the job. I won't like it, but I think I'm as ready for it as I can be. 
It isn't always easy to work on my stories and to write three or four different blog posts each day, but I think I'm doing pretty well. I took it easy during the summer and wrote a little less about Lavender's life, which gave my (new) readers the time to catch up with Lavender's stories. I posted some summaries too, so it's easier to stay on track. Now it's time again for more interesting Lavender posts and I'm currently thinking about the new love that will be introduced in her life in the near future. I've contacted an artist and asked her if she can give Lavender her own face. I can't wait for that to happen!

How does it differ from others of its genre?
I don't limit myself to one genre. I write stories, I review books, beauty products and anything else that gains my interest. My review policy also isn't standard. I only do positive, so I won't write any bad reviews. If I don't like something I just don't say anything. I know constructive criticism isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it doesn't suit me. I'm glad I've chosen an approach that feels good. Some people like it and some don't, but that's life.

How does my writing process work?
I have a regular rhythm. I write at the beginning of every day when I'm still fresh and have some energy. I'm always working on a complete chapter. I write or edit one chapter per day. When I've reached my goal I can do something else, but not before that. The time I have left is for my blog. I write posts, am active on social media and browse the Internet to find something to blog about. I read at night when it's quiet and everyone else is sleeping. I love how peaceful it is and I'm not a good sleeper, so this is perfect. I don't have to get up early and I can stay up late whenever I want to.


The first person I'm tagging to answer these questions on Monday next week is Julie Shackman, I love her blog. She writes great and original posts about both writing and reading. They always put a smile on my face. The second person I'm tagging is Sophie Kate. I love 23 Review Street's reviews. At the end of each of them she sums up the book in three words which is such a wonderful idea and they're always spot on.   

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Liked reading about your process.


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