I got selected for a Virtual Blog Tour by a very special lady. I’ve grown fond of her being around of late and enjoy each time I see the star light up at the top of the screen and see it’s her. (I feel the same about you too, Hugh, so stop pouting.)
I guess just went blank when it came time for her second choice and I happened to be on her reader. What a great supporter of my blog and what I do. Such a great addition to my little world.
Look at this big empty space. It’s like a clean dry erase board in schools these days. For those of you my age, think chalkboard but with like markers and a white board you can wipe things off of.
What am I working on?
Everyone’s last nerve. No, seriously, I want to be a dentist. No actually the only nerve I think I am working is my own. I am slowly working on a Romance novel revision. I think it’s going to have to take priority soon, which means less blogging. I keep saying that but I keep meaning it.
The big thing I am working on now is a new site called Lit World Interviews which I created as a way to give authors a place to have an interview to use for their sites and press packets but to also spread their names. I’ve been fortunate to have some great people agree to interviews so far but I think my biggest break has been one of those authors, Jo Robinson agreeing to join the LitWorldInterviews Team as an expert in self publishing and writing advice.
How does my blog differ from others in its genre?
I really don’t know if my blog has a genre, not RonovanWrites that is. If I think it I write it. It doesn’t mean it always works but I enjoy doing it, and that’s what we should all remember what a blog is about. I think I do like to support other bloggers that might fall between the cracks at times. I’m not afraid to say I enjoy a person’s writing even if their site my be a little different than my normal viewing. You get what you want out of a blog you visit. That’s one thing I enjoy about visiting blogs, I can pick and choose what I want to see. And I don’t judge. Some people just like to write some different things. Maybe not my deal but excellent writing itself.
I also think there is a bit of a community thing I’ve tried to build up. Also I think some friendships I’ve made have been good for the blog in sharing each others space. Hugh Roberts of Hugh’s Views &News is one and Amanda Lyle of insidethelifeofmoi is the other that immediately come to mind.
My tips I share are a bit more, well they’re very detailed in instructions about how to do certain things but I try to put them in a language and a way that anyone can use them. Even when talking about Search Engine Optimization, SEO, I describe things in a way that is easy to understand, or I hope so. One recent article got picked up by site that deals in such things and that was a bit gratifying. I don’t normally talk about it when my work gets picked up but I enjoyed that one quite a bit.
Why do I create what I do?
I have to create or I go slightly crazy. I have all these emotions and thoughts inside that if they don’t come out I will explode. Romance has really hit me hard this past year. Putting my heart into something and sharing it from a man’s thoughts seemed a bit unusual to me. I mean really sharing the deep things. I do it on my site quite often. I’m not sure what kind of image that relays, but you gotta be yourself, right?
I had one person say something like I might be like contributing to a gender war because I support women so much on my site and might come off as bashing men. I would really like to see anyone find anything untrue that I’ve said. I usually give a good and bad side to things. My serious things don’t go over well. I guess people that read me go for my lighter stuff. I don’t know really. That does sadden me a bit as I really would like to share more things that I feel a bit passionate about but I don’t want to turn people away either. I enjoy my friends here.
How does your creative process work?
I think it then I write it. A poem for me takes about 10 minutes max to write. For those I just like to have it quite, calm, settled and then I open myself up and let the words come out. I usually close my eyes so nothing interferes with the images in my head or influences the feelings coming out.
I’ve started digging deeper for my poetry. I don’t think I’ve gone much below the surface of what I feel yet. I’m still trying and some day I’ll make it. There’s a certain level of fear you need to get over to dig those things you bury to protect.
I love writing novels about whatever. Like a teen girl traipsing through some wild places looking for the solution to a mystery, to a future world where the earth has been contaminated and there is an alternate form of living. But Romance is king at the moment.
What is a quote or two that sums you up?
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for the salvation of all those who believe, first the Jew and then the Gentile.”-Romans 1:16
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:31
There might be a word different here or there from the original as I am doing that from memory. There are some things that never leave you.
Now I get to choose two people to pass the torch to.
What can I say about Hugh that will sum him up? Madness. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I enjoy madness. I told Hugh not long ago that he is one of the best friends I have, period. He’s a great guy. He writes everything, random like I am. Hmm . . . we both like Oreos. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Love those cream filled cookies/biscuits/whatever. He’s British, as I learned is the proper way to refer to someone over yonder across the pond. But seriously, Hugh’s a lovely guy that everyone really adores when the get to know him.
Kate’s an actual friend of mine I’ve known for years. She has three great kids that I love to pieces. I claim her daughters as mine. It’s not like they can hit me or anything, we live several states apart. Kate’s site is filled with photography. I know you’re thinking all those photography sites, but she has a story for each one. One is about the flower she has that is from the bulb or something that belonged to her grandmother or great grandmother and has traveled with her to where she lives. I mean do you get that on every photography site?
No she didn’t take the picture and didn’t do all the bling. I did the bling. That’s what she gets for making me an editor on her site while she was starting back the first week of the school year. Yeah, she’s a teacher so I helped her out on her blog for a few days. Oh and to show you why I love her kids so much. Yeah, I blinged it too. Love the glitter. (They hated it.)
Well that’s all for me. I look forward to what these two have to offer up to us in the near future.
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