My Writing Process Blog Tour
So I was tagged in this tour by my friend Iweka Kingsley – published author who blogs here.
And I; in all sincerity, don’t know whether to thank him or shank him.
But it’s been done – and I am grateful.
I’m supposed to answer four questions that shed some light on my process – how I come up with the stuff I do. And after that, I am to tag three other fantastic guys too – and they tag three other folks…
Until the world stops.
Before we go in; I do need to remind you that the greatest gift God gave me is the ability to scam people into think I can actually write. Don’t be angry.
So. Here We Go.
1) WHAT AM I WORKING ON?
Several things actually.
I just concluded a series; Saving Dapo on my blog. It is a huge success.
Planning the release of my first full-length novel for sometime in 2014. It’s romance; ‘Rain’ is the working title.
I am almost done with two short story collections – one is some sort of satire and the other is the proposed sequel to For Days and A Night; my first book.
Also working on a poetry collection – a chapbook; so to speak.
And several other things I am not at liberty to discuss at the moment *winks*.
2) HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?
I don’t think I’m the best person to answer that – I just sit in front of a computer and the words decide where they want to go at that moment.
I think my supporters; the readers are best positioned to respond to that.
3) WHY DO I WRITE WHAT I DO?
What makes you think I have a choice?
4) HOW DOES MY WRITING PROCESS WORK?
First thing is the understanding that a writer waiting for inspiration before writing is like a farmer waiting for rain before planting.
They’re both on a long thing.
I really don’t have a process – except I’m writing on a specific subject; maybe an article or so. In that case I read everything available on that subject, read and read, make idle notes while I read and then stew over it for a few – could be hours, could be days or even months.
And then I just plunge in.
In the case of storytelling, I don’t have a process. I think the story comes to me and I put it down in the way it comes. The story dictates EVERYTHING. I let it have its way.
Now – time to tag three fantastico writers:
Ogundare Tope is a lover of books, nature and music. A jack of all trades dabbling into creative writing, poetry, photography, song writing and composition, none of which he is good at but has fun doing! He blogs at: www.zaphnathpanneah05.wordpress.com
Nneka Ezealor-Oladimeji is a stay-at-home mom of two who loves to play with words. She writes short stories and the occasional poem. She blogs here.
Do visit these amazing guys, follow them, commend them, stalk them…
You’ll be glad you did!
Again; shoutout to Iweka Kingsley ‘Scopeman’, author of Dappled Things.