Hello! I love learning about others processes, especially with writing, and also with blogging. Last week, Susan asked me to be a part of Tour through Blogland so I want to show you my space and tell you a bit about my process. I think it may be interest? I hope. And maybe even helpful. Maybe?What am I working on?
I am working on being a writer and a blogger on the same time, bringing original content here and also growing this space. I want to make this a place that people desire to come and also be true to who I am as a woman and a writer. I am constantly coming up with new ideas. The more ideas I have, the more I can throw out and get to the really good, meaty stuff. Right now, I am trying to figure out how to tell more of this story since it is a story that I not only needed to write but that touched a lot of people and other women needed to read. I’m so sick of simple platitudes but I am overwhelmed by the true love and kindness I have received.
How does my work differ from others in the genre?
My hope is that my work does differ, simply because of my creative writing background and also my constant writing of novels I have yet to show the world. When you come here, I want you to be able see, taste, smell, feel whatever it is that I am writing. I love taking photographs but my goal is to always create a picture with my words. I also hope this is a place where I am willing to say hard things because that is real life. I don’t want to ghost over everything and pretend like life is dandy when we are grieving my grandfather or that one in six women will be abused (and it’s an under reported crime). If you want a peppy cheerleader every single day, that is not what you will find her. I am positive. It’s not all dreary. But it’s real. Not every day is an photo shoot, okay? And yet, there are silver linings every day. God is good.
Why do I write/create what I do?
One of the most certain things in my life is that God created me to be a writer (besides creating me for His glory like he created all of us). It’s the clearest directive he has ever given me. And while I don’t know what that means long term, I am happily obedient today. Writing makes my soul happy. It’s so simple. When I am writing, it as if all the gears in my life are working and moving together in the right way in those moments when I write. I also enjoy anything creative which is where the photography comes from.
How does my writing/creative process work?
I do work off an editorial calendar but if you read that post you will see that the reason I use that is because sometimes things are fluid because I am a writer and we are a crazy breed. A lot of times a sentence will come to me and I just have to write it down and before I know it, there is a story or a post. I can’t tell you how many truly important posts just flowed out of me. Other times, there are things I want to ride about and I just try and do them justice. I am constantly trying to stay inspired and the way that works is that the more I write, the more I can write and the better I write. I love having a beautiful workspace (not an expensive one, mind you!) and I am actually doing a little reveal tomorrow of more of my apartment.
I’m passing the torch on to:
Martha Kate. Wife to my best friend. ED advocate. Lover of grace and all things sparkly. Diet coke, reading, and decorating are a few of my favorite things. For twelve years my life was dictated by a standard of perfection and by the eating disorder that had claimed and controlled my life. Three years ago I started recovery for my eating disorder and I cannot begin to describe how much more abundant and filled with joy my life has become. I used to struggle everyday fighting this battle with Ed (my eating disorder) but I have and am learning how to live a life not dictated by my disorder. In short, I am now living a life of freedom. I was saved by grace and now I am learning to live a life of grace, which also means having grace on myself.Hi! I’m Liz and I blog over at Baby Got B.A.! I’m a twenty something student/Disney person who is trying (and often times failing) to master this whole life thing. I have a fur baby named Binx who is a constant source of love and neuroses. I enjoy writing, crafting, and drinking as much coffee as humanly possible. A lot of my time is take up with school and work, but when I’m not there chances are you can find me trying to keep all my teeth from falling out. Or trying keep my apartment from taking on water. Or trying to make sure our mail is being delivered. Or trying to make sure our apartment fixtures don’t kill us… I maybe need to move… I love Disney and try to visit the parks when I can, especially during Christmas. That being said, when left to my own devices, I am prone to slipping into Hobo-dom.
I mostly write about ridiculous things that happen to me, or ridiculous things that happen BECAUSE of me. Like the time I lost a contact at work and had to fashion an eye patch out of business cards. Or the time I almost burst into tears in the freezer section of my local grocery store. Or basically anything that has happened on our Disney Family vacations. Or this horror. Basically I try to document and celebrate the absurdity of life and I’d love for you to stop on by and say hello!
Originally Port City Prescription, my blog started as a way to get to know a new city as a newly married couple. Over the last year it has transformed into Style Prescription, where I talk about incorporating style into every aspect of life. I like to think it’s a safe space to embrace all sorts of styles, be it in fashion, home, or life in general. I’m a bargain-hunter by nature and SP serves as a platform for me to share ways to achieve great looks on a budget. We are also welcoming a new life into our family next year and I’ve had fun discovering how my personal style is evolving to accommodate an ever-growing bump and making room in our home. The blogging community has become a precious part of why I continue to blog, so I’d love for you to stop over and let me know what you think!
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