I'll warn you, I'm battling a nasty flu bug. What follows may not make sense.
But that's never stopped me before . . .
Karen and Wendy of After the Kids Leave have nominated me as one of their favourite blogs!
And have asked me to participate in a blog tour of . . . blogs.
This includes telling you a bit about myself and my writing and then directing you toward some blogs that I really, really enjoy.
This can only be fun . . .
1. What are you working on?
Besides my daily blog of memories and reminiscences, which I ADORE, I'm just putting the finishing edits on the third novel I've written since January. My first murder mystery. So far, one of my beta readers (actually, the only one who has reported back) loved it. To me, that translates as 100% approval. Right?
2. How does your work differ from others in its genre?
There aren't many in the blogosphere who grew up on a ranch. In the fifties. And lived to tell the tale. Enough said.
3. Why do you write/create what you do?
I loved my life growing up. And I have to tell these stories and get them out of my head. Or said head will explode. And that's just icky. From any angle.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
I will hear something that triggers a memory. A story. A phrase. A song. A smell. And I have to write. I have to! Think of it as everything boiling up at once and spilling out onto the paper. Like the cream soup I was making for dinner last night. (Ooh . . . and now I have a topic for my next blog . . .) Happily, words in print are a little easier to clean up.
And now some of my favourite bloggers - and you have to know that it was tough limiting this list:
Pearl of Pearl, Why You Little . . .
Pearl has the most refreshing look on life I have ever seen. Did you know that daily commutes/cubicle jobs can be hilarious. And fascinating? That cats have this whole secret life we humans can only guess at? (But as long as the car is returned with a full tank of gas, and the police and/or official visits are kept to a minimum, we don't ask too many questions about.) That pants . . . Never mind. I'll leave you to find your way there. You'll love the visit!
Rena McDaniel of Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver
For so many reasons, I love Rena! Her insight, patience, generosity and just simple good humour are inspiring as she deals with health issues of her own as well as caring for her mother through the difficult mine field that is Alzheimers. Let Rena inspire your day like she does mine!
Carol Cassara of Carol Cassara
Carol is the person I want to be. Intelligent, insightful, and just downright interesting. From book reviews to her explorations of life and life hereafter, her journeys are always well-written and deeply thought-provoking. When I grow up, I want to be her!
Karen at Karen Baking in a Tornado
Who doesn't love a good story? And when it's accompanied by fantastic food . . . How do you spell PARADISE?! To quote Karen, herself, she is a self-proclaimed semi-sane Mom; a baking, blogging, beach, ballet, Boston and booze fan, who bakes to relieve stress, takes pictures as proof, and blogs to vent. Hop over to Karen's place and share her glimpses of teens/college-ites and LIFE.
Visit them all. You'll be glad you did!