Why We Write

My online friend, Midwest Mary  (http://midwestmary.com/) asked me to continue a series on writing that is being passed from one writer to another. There are four basic questions you may find of interest if you are a writer or interested in the writing process.

Here are the questions and my answers:

1. What are you working on?

Right now I am taking a break from writing projects. I have started a couple children’s books about my dogs, but got writers block and life got very busy.
So for now I mostly work on this blog 🙂

2. What makes your work different from others’ work in the same genre?

Mine is from a very personal aspect, I write about my life, my animals, and what I love. Each persons life is unique in its own way so no ones blog is exactly like mine 😉

3. Why do you write what you do?

I really enjoy writing about things that happen in my life, get input from other’s, and start a conversation if I can. I originally started writing blog to keep a record of the days in mine and hubbys life for our kids. It was also to share with other’s what I love about my life, share my struggles (so other’s may not feel so alone in theirs), and especially share my faith in God. The children’s books I started as I love my dog a lot (if you follow my blog you know how much 😉 ) and I wanted to share their story in a lesson like way that kids can learn from.

Boys park

4. How does your writing process work?

Two different ways usually for my blog…. the first is I take pictures of what hubby, the dogs, our other animals, etc. do and then write about them. The second is I think of something I want to write about and do the writing then find a photo to go with it.

For the children’s books, I just keep tabs on what the dogs do and then try to find a way to make it into a lesson to write about.

And now I tag two other writers that I choose to pass these questions to that I want to know more about and think you also will find of interest:

The first is my favorite blog and my close blogging friend Ann at http://feedyardfoodie.wordpress.com/ Since Hubby and I have such an interest in raising animals and good animal care, Ann’s posts always speak to me as well as educate me 🙂

The second is Mag’s Corner http://magscorner.wordpress.com/ I just love her photos, thoughts, and animals she rescues too (especially the pups 😉 )

 

1,000

I got home tonight and decided to check my blog and respond to some comments and low and behold I saw this:

 

1,000 Followers!

2 years…

I can’t believe I have been blogging for two years. I just received my notice from WordPress yesterday…
Happy Anniversary!

You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

I started my blog to have a place to share my life, my ideas, my animals, and keep track of life if we ever are blessed with kids. That way they can see where we started. In the past two years we have had ups and downs, trials and successes, joy and sorrow,  as everyone has had… I have grown as a person, a blogger, a friend, a daughter, a wife, and most importantly a daughter of the one true God 🙂 I think back to some of my first followers who I still “blog with”, and to the follows that I have gotten along the way, my “blogging friends”. I value their comments, ideas, and support on my own personal journey. I also enjoy checking in on their journeys along the way. so thank you to each one of you who follow me, “like” my blog, and post a comment. Each comment or “like” brings special happiness and lets me know there are people out there who do care, are kind, and are happy just to click a little button to let me know I am on the right path 🙂 Thanks to you all 🙂