If this were a serious blog, if I really meant business, I’d write an enlightening perspective on the healthcare reform.
If I were chic or fashionable, I’d discuss something pithy like a new interior design trend or the latest in summer footwear.
Crafty Moms, Super Moms, Working Moms, they write posts about clever shortcuts or great recipes.
Here’s how my blog works.
I sit down and sometimes I have something I want to talk about or a thought I had about something. Then there are times I have nothing specific to say, but I feel the need to write. On those days I pick the first word that pops into my head, hope it spurs some kind of thought and I go with it.
Not serious or chic or super anything.
Unfortunately for anyone reading this post the word that popped into my mind on this less than inspired evening was…process. Sigh…sorry.
I was recently getting a pedicure and the woman next to me heard that I’d written a book. She was just the nicest woman and she began asking me about my process.
What inspired me to write a book? Why Catalina? Do I work with an outline?
It felt a bit like an interview, but with lots of foot rubbing, so that was nice. She listened to my pieced together answers and when I left I wondered if she was a bit disappointed.
I was going through a really crappy time in my life and I wanted to be anywhere other than in my reality, so I started writing.
I love Catalina and have been there so many times. There’s an energy that I wanted to try and capture on the written page.
No outline, I create characters and live with them (really happy there was a curtain between us because I didn’t want to see the look on her face), I write them into scenes and then try to piece the scenes together.
My answers, while honest, weren’t very sexy or exciting. I think that may be because I’m not sure what my process is. It’s just what happens to me, hard to put into words and it feels private.
I need to work on this private process business. People are interested in process.
My thoughts from the laundry room. Don’t Dream About Spreadsheets.