Thursday, July 31, 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour

I've been reading with great interest all of the entries in the Writing Process Blog Tour, and have been asked to participate by Oz the Terrier. Oz is a Cairn terrier, just like Toto in The Wizard of Oz. He lives in South Florida after being rescued from a puppy mill, and now spends his time blogging about his great outdoor adventures, pet rescue, and he even writes poetry and limericks! His Writing Process Blog Tour post can be found here.

The 3 Questions:

What am I working on? Over the next 6 weeks we're going to be celebrating our 3rd blogoversary, my birthday, and most importantly, Truffles' very first Gotcha Day!!! We're planning some exciting events that I hope everyone will enjoy.

Why do I write what I do? I can't remember a time when the most important things in my life weren't cats and books. When I was a little girl in my playpen I had a cat in one corner and a stack of books in the other...and over 30 years later not much has changed. They are as essential to me as the air I breathe, and merging my two loves into this blog has become my absolute passion.

How does my writing process work? Honestly, I don't have one. Some posts I plan well in advance, others I put together at the very last minute. Ideas are always simmering in my head. I really need to keep a notepad by my bed because many ideas come to me as I try to go to sleep and then by morning they are lost forever. I am inspired by other bloggers, the books I read, news stories, but most of all by Truffles. My favorite posts inevitably come from something utterly adorable she does that I'm lucky enough to snap a picture of and just can't wait to share with the world!

My 3 Nominees:

Who doesn't know and love Glogirly, Katie, and Waffles? They are our blogging heroes! Wouldn't you love to go behind-the-scenes of how they create their hysterical blog posts? I know I would!

One Eye On the Future is the blog of Selina, a beautiful one-eyed kitty who lives in North Carolina. She was rescued from a ritzy country club golf course after the mean humans there laughed as they watched her try to catch a chipmunk for something to eat and miss because she had only one eye to see. She found her happily ever in her forever home with wonderful mom Laura..

The Cat Post Intelligencer is written by gorgeous chocolate point Siamese Chey, whose interests lie in living a natural, healthy life, books and artwork. Chey's human Bonnie is even the author of a series of fantasy novels! I love Chey's quote: "I put the "Me" in SiaMEse."


brokenteepee said...

See, you are much more organized than "Oh crap it's 10:00 and I have to get a blog post written"

GLOGIRLY said...

Oh, WOW!!! We've been wanting to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour!!! Thank you so much for nominating us and paying us such a warm compliment. We are touched.
... and now, we can't wait to put our own post together!!!
Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

GLOGIRLY said...

haha!!! I do that more than you know, Patty!!!

The Island Cats said...

We've enjoyed reading everybuddy's blog writing process.

Selina said...

Thank you for the kind words & the nomination. We DO plan to do this!

Have a great day!

Selina & MomKatt

Unknown said...

Loved reading your post! Cats and books sounds just like mom! Love Dolly

Cathy Keisha said...

Great post! Is there actually a Link Up for all these posts? That would make sense. third Blogoversary? Didn’t know you were around before Truffles. Again, your answers were so short and sweet and we prattled on for hours. Can’t wait to read the posts from the blogs you nominated.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I'm surprised there isn't a link up but apparently there isn't. Yes, I started out as exclusively a book blog, then more and more I wrote about Tara, but Truffles has completely taken over :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

grate blogs ewe picked truffles; we look for werd ta reedin everee one's blog tour post !!

Unknown said...

Woof-hoo! Great answers to the 3 big questions! And you passed the tour along to some great bloggers. I cannot wait to keep reading.

Fur Everywhere said...

Melissa, I can totally relate to cats and books being two essential things in your life; it's that way for me, too! I couldn't imagine my life without at least one kitty and lots of great books to read!

Thank you for sharing your process with us. We always enjoy reading your posts, and we didn't know about sweet Selina, so we'll definitely go visit her blog, too.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

love, love, love reading about everyone's "process", it is so much fun!

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for sharing! We loved learning about your writing process. :)

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you for tagging us! And the Woman gets a her bad for not coming by here and reading about it (well that and our Feedly feed for sometimes dumping three days in one day EVEN WHEN WE CHECK!!!).

Now, off to think about my process, because you know, I am the important one!