Thank you so much to my dear, brilliant friend Kim for nominating me for the Blog Tour Award last week.
Kim runs the fantastic By Hook or By Book, a lovely and friendly blog full of book reviews, quotes, news stories and the odd anecdote about Kim’s UPS delivery man…who wears very small shorts by all accounts! So check out her friendly blog if you haven’t already.
I’m sure I’m up for some mickey taking posting these awards in such close proximity but as part of the rules I was asked – very nicely and under no pressure at all – to complete this on Monday 11th May.
So, the rules are:
- Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday
- Pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers
- Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post by
- Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires to do what you do!
What are you working on at the moment?
Just my blog – but I’ve been telling myself for the last decade that I’ll ‘start my book soon’! I do write short stories but only for fun. I’ve done that since I was a kid but the moment I start thinking ‘seriously’ about something I start feeling pressurised to do it perfectly and then never get anywhere (and I’m lazy).
How does your work differ from others in your genre?
Well I try to write film reviews with a bit of humour and personality. I’m not trying to sell anything except myself I suppose. I’ve never liked stuffy film critiques anyway and I’m not serious enough about film to write ‘proper’ reviews but I enjoy sharing my passion and thoughts. I like being a bit silly from time to time and appealing to people’s sense of humour.
Why do you write or create what you do?
I just enjoy writing stuff I suppose. I’ve never really thought about it before! I’ve always been that kind of person, I like reading and I used to do art when I was a teenager. Oh and I can touch type like a 1950s receptionist so that’s a bonus haha. With my blog I guess it was just the right time, I’d thought about it for a while and just decided to go for it. If I can stick at this I might try something else, who knows.
How does your writing/creative process work?
I just sit there and….write. And then I re-write. I hate planning stuff which will probably always be my downfall. Music also inspires me and tends to help build a picture in my head. I get ‘creative’ ideas all the time, from the silly questions I ask myself (“what would happen if a dinosaur walked into my office?”) to my imagination which terrifies me (or at least makes me jump) on a daily basis. Usually my ideas come from something very small and can fester in my head for years before I have any intention of doing something with it.
My 4 nominations:
You can post on Monday 25th May (if this is convenient!)