The Bookworm’s Writing Process


I was tagged by Alaska Renee, who just recently underwent some blog changes! She has a lovely blog and is part of the Summer Blogger Challenge that I’m a part of! This was a writing process tag prompt, so I’m going to talk about my writing process! (Sorry it took so long to post mine! Oops!) 

What are you working on?
I used to write ALL THE TIME! Especially in college. I had about five stories I was writing at the same time, but I haven’t been working on anything recently. Now I just write my blog, but I’d like to fall back into writing. I loved writing, almost as much as I love reading. It provides a wonderful and creative escape. 
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
I tend to write in a way train-of-thought sort of way. I write what I’m thinking with a lack of filters (which is how I end up putting things in parenthesis like this here little thought!) And I end up with some run-on sentences sometimes as well! (And a lot of ‘!’ at the end of everything) I started writing book reviews and have really branched out from there. 
Why do you write what you do?
I write about what I like, what I’ve seen, and I try to put myself into my writing style. I’m a little shy if you talk to me in person, but I’ve always been able to convey my feelings through the written word.  I’ve always liked to talk to people about stuff that I like but I end up stumbling over my words, which is why I’ve played around with starting a blog for such a long time. I thought it would be the easiest way for me to make friends and talk about what I like without stumbling and bumbling all over the place. 
How does your writing process work?
When I’m writing a story I normally type up a rough out line in a  word document that I refer to. I’m always making changes though, and editing. I edit ALL THE TIME when I write a story. I also never let anyone read anything, I get so embarrassed!!
When I write NANOWRIMO in November, I do a rough outline and break up my story into 3 parts so I can gage how fast/slow I’m working. I’ve only finished the challenge once, which is a little embarrassing!
For blog posts, I normally keep a little notebook on me to write down post ideas, which I then turn into draft posts and schedule into the future. I like to stay ahead of the game. I try to think my book reviews through the most out of all my posts, they tend to have the most writing in them compared to everything else. 
Tag three people to complete this post.
Sara of Sincerely Sara (Because I know she loves writing!)
Jessica of The Pyreflies
Shelly of Books and Writing

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • Hehe, I use A LOT of exclamation points too! And I also do a better job at writing my thoughts/feelings out than expressing them in person, I stumble over my words a lot… sigh… writing is just easier. 🙂

    Thanks for tagging me! I'll definitely be doing this on my blog! <3


  • Yay, I'm glad you did it! I use a lot of exclamations as well! It's just so easy to get excited over everything (:

  • Thanks for tagging me! I used to write a lot more, but now work has taken over, and when I'm not working I'm blogging instead, so it's taken a backseat sadly. I've been writing little ideas for my novel, but I haven't edited or actually written in a long time! I really need to get back to it!

  • Kay

    I always feel I use too many exclamation points as well. Whenever I edit a blog post, I feel like I'm constantly removing them! I too used to write all the time in high school – I still have all my old story journals from back then! I have written more as an adult, but I'd be so embarrassed to let anyone read it. I haven't even finished anything as I tend to get so full of self doubt about what I'm writing and just walk away from it! But maybe someday I'll muster up some courage and finally finish something! 🙂

  • Yay! I can't wait to read yours!!

  • I always feel like I get excited when I'm typing! It's nice to know I'm not the only one hahah! 😀

  • Yeah! I haven't written for a long time either, but I feel like I want to get back into it too!

  • I think I've only ever finished one story, but I keep editing it, so it doesn't even feel finished! I do love writing though…and exclamation points!