A ‘Why I Write’ meme is doing the rounds of Aussie bloggers at present and I’ve been tagged. Okay well not personally but when Mel and Bron invited me with an “if you haven’t yet been tagged, we’d love to hear your thoughts” I took that as, they really, really wanted to hear from me;) So…
What Am I Working On?
Lately nothing deep, I’ve been mainly writing ‘light’ posts, heavy on photos and light on content. I have 20 posts in drafts of meatier topics, but I either can’t manage to get my thoughts ordered or I hesitate because it’s “all been said before, better than I can.” In other words, I’m in a slump period, I’m confident it will pass.
How Does my Writing Differ from Others of its Genre?
Well I suppose the difference is; it’s my voice, my life, my family, my own uniqueness, at least I hope so, I’d hate to be ‘the same as everyone else’;) I was raised to value being an individual, to be a ‘lemming’ was not an option.
Why Do I Write?
- To record our family life. I’ve been writing here for eight years now and have captured some wonderful memories which otherwise might have been forgotten, I’m very grateful I’ve kept recording. My husband is my number one fan,
complaining about the lack ofbegging for more posts when I haven’t written for a while, he keeps me going.
- By sharing a little of our life I hope I am encouraging other women/families in their journey.
- To create, simply, writing is my creative outlet, photography also so the two dovetail nicely. I’m a firm believer that all women (men too) need to nurture themselves creatively, this translates differently for each individual.
A variety of ways, some dependent on time, some on the nature of the post. Some pieces just ‘write themselves’, others take hours, days,weeks, months of creating, ‘pecking away’ here and there, and even then they may languish forever in drafts.
Ideas occur to me throughout the day/night, often in response to conversations, readings, life etc. I’ll jot down headings and sometimes bullet points as reminders, in drafts or in my notebook, the plan is to come back and write later, sometimes I’ll write quickly, sometimes months later, sometimes never.
Inviting all of my readers to join in the fun, I’d love to hear your voices. Feel free to let me know here in comments, or you may like to join up with Bron’s linky party. Be sure to give me the ‘heads up’.