Thanks must go to M-R of Staying Visible who has passed the following questions on to me after she was put on a spot by Huntie. M-R’s site is exactly what the title says – it is her staying visible to the world. She has written a wonderful memoir of her time as a 5’7″ bombshell who fell in love with Stringer and their time in the Australian film industry. And Then Like My Dreams, her memoir will ensure that Stringer, sadly gone, is not forgotten. But M-R is more than just her book – she’s an Aussie battler who in her distinctly Aussie way with Aussie sense of humour rants about the political affairs in Australia, promotes other bloggers and writes other gems.
Anyway back to the questions:
1 What am I working on at the moment?
2 How does my work differ from others of its genre?
3 Why do I write what I do?
4 How does my writing process work?
1. At the moment I am working on three things. a) My confirmation of candidature document which is where I persuade a panel of judges that the research that I have been given provisional approval to carry out is worthy of the institution and convince them that I am capable of successfully doing it. I have almost finished the first draft – a daunting project. b) I am also working on a paper to present at a conference (presuming that approval has been received by the time the conference is held in November). c) I am also continuing work on my sequel memoir and also d) a daily blog post should be included here also.
2. a) My research question, b) my paper, c) my experience and d) blogging – you can answer that.
3. a)Interest, a &b) requirement, c &d )I love writing and prompts, challenges and stuff I just want to write.
4. The last time I did a writing process post I was just writing creatively and the process was quite different. A lot of thinking which gave me the bones and then it was quick to write followed by a quick edit and it was done. I could easily write a minimum of 2000 words a day. With research and academic writing I am down to a couple of hundred words with much research undertaken before putting pen to paper.
The three people I am nominating to let us know their writing process are: