I was recently invited by my friend Susan from the Creating Room to participate in a “Blog Hop” answering four questions about writing. I immediately accepted, but when you think of writing, I guess I’m not the typical kinda writer.
I remember ever since I was a kid, I loved to cook. Back then it was more baking, but I would have fun playing in the kitchen. One thing I loved to bake was chocolate chip cookies. My brother and his best friend John would wait outside the house and as soon as I took those cookies out of the oven, they would race thru the house and grab as many as they could, nabbing them up as they ran thru to the back door. Each time I made cookies, only 4 or 5 would be left when Mom & Dad got home from work.
Ok….these aren’t chocolate chip, but boy are they good!
What am I Working on/Writing?
For a long time in my life, there were few pictures, no paper memories and not near as much family participation as I wished. Now, I blog about family and foodie adventures and I write recipes. When I go out to dinner, I take pictures of my food, I talk about food, think how it’s prepared and my husband is loving and patient and supports me in my passion! Family & friends know that if Deb is coming, she’s probably going to bring her camera (I’m a lot like my father!) and there will be some pictures and maybe even a recipe when everything is said & done.
How does my work/writing differ from others of it’s genre?
Since I’m still new to this process, I’m learning as I go. And I’m certainly enjoying the journey. Writing my first blog was very scary and sometimes, it still is. When I share stories about my life, I can tell I do it right when it flows onto the page.
Why do I write what I do?
When I finish a recipe, I immediately want to move forward to the next recipe. Sometimes they turn out, sometimes…not so much! I’ve even made some posts when things don’t turn out, because I think they are funny. Others, well not so much! Perhaps they are embarrassed for me? Personally, I think that life often times is so serious. Creating thru food allows me to make others happy. There is nothing more satisfying than to watch others enjoy a great meal. Food with family and friends is the best thing in the world for me.
How does my writing process work?
My writing process is pretty disjointed, I’ll be the first to admit it. When I blog it’s usually related to a family or foodie event. Having said that though, for me, food is directly from the heart. It’s an extension of who I am and a gift to those I love.
Forever a writer? Yes! And forever a foodie too!