A few weeks ago, I was asked by Christine at Our Soul’s Purpose to join her on a Writer’s Blogging Tour. I have never been on a tour before but I am always open to trying something new, especially if it involves writing. I have been following Christine’s blog for several months now and have enjoyed reading her interesting and thought-provoking posts. She tries to encourage people to become the best they can be by writing about gratitude, forgiveness and love, things that will improve the quality of our lives.
Here is some information about my own writing:
1. What are you currently working on/writing?
My current project is writing more workbooks on building self-esteem. In my workshops and coaching I have been using my first workbook ‘Caterpillar to Butterfly’ and it has served me well. However, when I am working with different age groups it doesn’t always meet their specific needs. I am planning on creating one for teens and one for younger children with more hands on activities to keep their interest and help them learn better. I will also be writing a Christian self-esteem workbook that will fill in the last important step that is critical to building esteem. It took me 2 years to write the first workbook, so it won’t be coming out for a little while. I am hoping to have the teen workbook ready in the next few months.
Since I have a very active mind, I am always working on several projects at a time. In the works are more short, informative books on different topics under the series called “Grandma’s Notes’. My first attempt was on parenting advice: gathering information from experts and combining it with personal experience into a book called ‘Grandma’s Notes on Parenting’. I’ve started one on relationships and have a list of other ideas including: esteem, healthy living and communication.
I also have been writing articles at Ezine Articles since August 2013.
2. How is what you write different from others of the same genre?
My writing is different from others because I always do extensive research on the topic and then combine it with my own personal experience. Once I have collected my thoughts, I try to write in a simple, logical way so that everyone can understand exactly what I am trying to say.
3. Why do you write what you do?
I am very passionate about helping people learn how to build their esteem, communicate more effectively and become a better parent because I personally struggled with low esteem and depression throughout my life. I know how difficult life can be when you feel worthless and believe that nobody really cares about you. I know what it feels like to look at the world from a negative perspective and believe that life will never get better. I know how distorted our thinking can be and how much it can destroy us if we don’t have good esteem. I also know what can happen when you learn how to change your perspective and become more positive because I have been on both sides of the coin. I have learned how to turn my life totally around and I want to share my thoughts with others in the hopes of inspiring them.
4. What is your creative process?
My family is all creative in some way, so I’m sure my creativity came naturally. We have writers, artists and crafters in the family. I have always enjoyed reading, writing and creating for as long as I can remember. My mind never stops working; it takes in everything I see around me. When I see people or hear about events, I am inspired to write a story. When I hear a quote, hear a statement or read a story, I am inspired to share the information with the world. Sometimes I am inspired by my grandson and the amazing things he does.
Thanks again to Christine for inviting me on this tour. Please take time to visit her blog at Our Soul’s Purpose and have a blessed day!