Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What's Your Process?

What is your writing process... if you write? When you get the opportunity - do you make a big production of it with a special place and setting? Or do you just sit anywhere and let the words flow?

I'm more of a let the words flow type of person, but I love a good topic. What I mean by that is that I love to have something specific in mind and then just let off the gas and see where it takes me. I never go back and read it again -- unless it's something that needs to be edited for submission -- and often end my session not knowing if I've even made a single point that matters.

I am told that I do make a lot of valid points, and write really well -- but that of course isn't my motivation. Mainly, I want to write to keep the ability alive -- if that makes sense, and allow myself to process and preserve memories.

It's too bad that the whole blog book thing came up too far into my journey - because it would have been fun to compartmentalize the transformations that have happened in the time I've been writing this blog. Sometimes it's astounding to look back and see how far I've come.

I started in 2007 with a journey toward weight loss surgery as a married woman with no kids. Look at me now... while some might think the weight loss journey was a failure - there are so many other things that I've been through in that time. 100 pounds of weight lost in a year. Infertility treatments. Adoption. Pregnancy with a newborn. Two kids 6 months apart. It's mind blowing sometimes.

I write this to ask, how you turn your life into topics for posts? Do you blog in the same spot at the same time every day? What sorts of things do you want to hear about from me? Do you have any questions you'd like me to answer?

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