It’s like a sock hop, only there’s no dancing and the internet doesn’t have a floor or a school gymnasium. So wear whatever shoes you want, and hey, spike that punch, I’M THIRSTY.
And that title was just a bomb ass excuse to use the phrase ‘cerebral cortex’ in a sentence, because frankly, I don’t really know what it is and I’ve always just jumped at the chance to make myself sound smarter than I really am.
Anyways, Shane over at Virtual Napkins emailed and asked me if I wanted to participate, and I immediately said yes because I am short on friends and anyone that asks me to hang out will probably get a big, fat, resounding YES.
You can read about Shane’s process here.
I’d like to thank Shane for asking me to participate, and apologize to everyone who has to read this and realize that there really is no rhyme or reason to my thinking, and eventually come to the conclusion that I may be certifiably insane and hopelessly addicted to wine.
HERE WE GO!
What am I working on/ writing?
I’m not currently writing anything, unfortunately. Well, anything of substance. I freelance and contribute to various sites around the internet, but other than that, PUBLISHERS, FEEL FREE TO HOLLA AT ME. In other words, I can be bought.
How does my work/writing differ from others in its genre?
In all honestly, I don’t think I am special. Well, I do think I’m special, but that’s only because my mother told me I was. But, really, I think I just have an honest and refreshing perspective on topics that have almost been beaten to the ground. When I am passionate about something, I tend to articulate what I want to say very well. And talking about the problems, scenarios, and triumphs of a poor girl working in a big city is my specialty. Plus, self-deprecation and the ability to make light of the shit you did when you were younger is a huge part in not taking yourself seriously and making other people laugh. Laughter is the universal language of fun, and when people have fun, they tend to give you things like money and slice and bake cookies.
Why do I write what I do?
I like to complain a lot – Twitter only allows 140 characters, and Facebook has too many feelings, so I just like to unload all my thoughts and pictures of when I was ugly here. I write a lot of what goes on in my head, and try to make it as ornate and relatable as possible. And if it’s not ornate or relatable, it’s because I’m weird. I’m not a unique person, in fact, I am pretty plain, so taking something that happened to me and being objective about it will most likely produce a relatable piece of work. Emphasis on most likely.
How does my writing process work?
I take conversations and scenarios from my everyday life and embellish them beyond belief. Writing from experience is a tried and true process for me. I think of an idea and I just word vomit all over the page. When I’m done, I take five minutes, watch a couple Jimmy Fallon youtube vids, and go back and edit it to make sure it doesn’t sound like a baby alpaca just decided to spit all over the place.
Now, onto the next ones! The following bloggers have agreed to carry the torch and let you know how they write what they do!
Grace over at Falling From Grace will be participating and you’re in for a treat. This girl is hilarious, honest, and offers a unique take on life as a twenty-something. Plus, she’s pretty much best friends with Queen Frostine from Candyland, and has a VIP access card to most buffets around the nation.
Jake from Routine Dreamer will also be participating and he’s just a gem. Like maybe a rare gemstone like amethyst or quartz. Are those even rare? I don’t know. But this kid has tons of insight on today’s world and it’s very refreshing. Did I mention he uses proper grammar? Yeah, check it out.