December 1, 2014

A Tour Through Blogland: My Writing Process

Happy December 1st! Can you believe that we are already beginning the last month of 2014. It is just amazing how fast the year has flown by. Isn't this little snowman cute? :)
Photo: Goodnight November ~ when I wake up it will be December!
Last week, my fabulous friend Mia over at Chronicles of Chaos tagged me to continue the tour through blogland. If you're new to Looking to the Stars, welcome! I hope you enjoy your visit and you can read a little bit more about me here. If you are a returning visitor, it is wonderful to see you again! I hope you will all stick around and learn a little more about my writing process and how my brain works.

Let's take it away!

What are you working on now?
I think the main thing that I'm working on now is trying to be a more consistent blogger. I just relocated back to my home town and it's kind of turned a few things upside down. Personal/Working space being the most effected, because I no longer live alone. This isn't a bad thing, it's just something I have to get reacquainted with. I haven't had "roommates" in a long time. So far it's been really good. Finding a routine and getting my creative juices flowing is something I'm trying to get back at.  I have a lot of ideas for posts that I want to do. I just need to be more focused on getting it done!

A particular post that I'll be putting up on Saturday is a feature on September Farm. I'm doing a "Saturday Confessional" post, so definitely check it out.

I've never really mentioned this before, except maybe briefly, but writing screenplays is something I got into when I was living in Los Angeles. It got put on the shelf when I moved back to the east coast in 2011, but I've recently been thinking about it a lot lately. I've never finished a script, but I have treatments that are sooo close to being done. It's something that I really want to get back into.

How does your work differ from others in the genre? 
I would consider Looking to the Stars a Lifestyle blog. I'm not a big fashion/beauty blogger. I did participate in "What I Wore Wednesday" with The Pleated Poppy for a while, but it's really not my thing. I might post about a great new purse that I found (because purses are my favorite accessory) or a fabulous dress I just bought (I don't shop that often). I found that keeping up with the fashion/beauty world is exhausting. I'm not into trends. I'm very classic and simple. When I find something that works I stick with it.

Movies, TV, and Books are my thing. I love them.  On Black Friday I go out for the movie/tv deals. I get $4 & $6 Blu-Rays and $10 TV Series Seasons. I could get lost in Barnes & Noble and be completely content. Most of them have Starbucks now, so I could survive in that jungle.

I have to share about and write about what I'm passionate about. Movies...TV...Books are definitely things I'm passionate about. I know that everyone has different tastes and different opinions, but if I helped someone find a great new TV show or movie to go see, then great! I love finding other bloggers that read and recommend books.

I also like to write a little bit about my life. I don't get too personal or detailed, but I do talk about some things. My family and friends are very important to me, so I try to incorporate them into my blog. Especially on the "High Five For Friday" link-up I take part in.

Why do you write/create what you do?
I honestly started my blog because I was bored at my job. That was a little over two years ago. This is my third blog and the longest lasting one at that! My first one was in 2009 - Diary of a Book Worm - lasted a few posts. I had challenged myself to read all of the unread books that I owned. It was something crazy like 65 books. My second one was in 2011 - Matching My Way To True Love - didn't have a single post. I was on Match.com at the time and thought it would be fun to blog through the process (I didn't find true love by the way). I did find that trying to confine my blog to one particular subject didn't work for me. I love being able to write about movies and books one day and then totally switch it up and talk about Snowmen the next! It's the holidays now and I'm sure once I decorate my Christmas tree I will start talking about Snowmen.

How does your writing/creative process work? 
I'm not sure if I have a "process."  Any time I have an idea for a post I try to jot it down before it leaves my brain. I try to be consistent and talk about movies at least once a week and then I have the #H54F post every Friday. I love participating in link-ups and connecting with other bloggers.

When it comes to screenplays, it's really about getting out of my own head. Or getting what's in my head down on paper. I also have read sooo many books that would make great movies. Some are good for the big screen and others are prefect for Lifetime.

It's really about what motivates and inspires me. That's when I find that I'm the most passionate and successful at anything I do.

The End
So, this concludes my tour of blogland. I hope you enjoyed the ride. I'm now tagging a few people below to continue the tour.  Please feel free to join and answer these questions on your own as well.







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