Writing process blog hop

Hi everyone, 
Photo by NH Tan

Thanks for hopping by my blog.

Mel (whom you see on the left) referred this blog tour to me and I’ve actually known her for, ahem, more than 15 years. If you haven’t read her book Imaginary Friends, you are missing out! I’m also eagerly awaiting her new book on Squirky! She has also recently written some really kickass haikus.

So on to 4 questions I’m supposed to answer:

    a. What am I working on?

My next ten posts, not in any order! I work sporadically most of the time, and spontaneously when inspiration hits, or when I suddenly develop a lot of fire in my belly on a social issue

    b. How does my work differ from others in its genre?

It’s pretty similar to many parenting blogs I must say! We share the same joys and woes, and are always searching for fun places to bring our kids, as well as fun home activities to do with them.

Also, many of my closest mummy friends write reflective blog posts. We aim to inspire and motivate one another towards conscious, mindful parenting, whilst acknowledging that we are all works-in-progress. Less judging, no unnecessary guilt, onward to fun times! We encourage one another a lot, which is so important for mums and friends in today’s unforgiving society and its relentless pace of life. 

    c. Why do I write what I do?

  • To keep an online scrapbook (I am an inveterate scrapbooker, with more materials than time, sadly) of photos and journalling;
  • as a record of our experience of great activities and products (without breaking the piggy bank); and
  • mostly to have a self-indulgent outlet for my writing.
    d. How does my writing process work?

I take lots of photos. Of my kids, of great cafe finds, of sgblooms (local flora), of activities, products we enjoy, and then blog about it after arranging the photos in collages as necessary. If it’s a rant, then it just all comes out. I make myself read it once through to ascertain the absence of libellous content.


So…… this chapter of the chain letter was going to unceremoniously die here, until just before publishing time! Two wonderful friends, with blogs I love, fantastic writers in their own right, have agreed to keep this Olympic flame burning. Their posts on their writing process will be up around next Mon!

So you can hop on over to: “Life is in the Small Things“, where V writes about living and parenting in sunny Singapore;

and “A Dollop of Me“, where Corsage writes about family, food, healthy living and life’s tidbits.

In the spirit of happy hopping, here are the other blogs that Mel has linked to this round: Owls Well and A Pancake Princess and Little Happy Things. Enjoy.

  6 comments for “Writing process blog hop

  1. May 26, 2014 at 4:22 am

    I like the idea of practicing conscious, mindful parenting – most days my head feels like a train wreck!

    • May 26, 2014 at 6:19 am

      I know what you mean! Been there too. Weariness more than anything.

      Though, I recall once I felt most like writing random thoughts, when I was doing the most mindless pureeing. Cube after cube after cube, wash, rinse, repeat.

  2. May 27, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Wow 10 posts!
    Thanks for introducing us to nicely. Look forward to participating in this!

    • June 5, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Haha cos I just chuck the photos in, and write whatever comes to mind at the moment, and then leave it to simmer till another day…

  3. June 5, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love reading this post, I think you write beautifully and you share openly with your readers about your thoughts, which is very important. I was wowed by the 10 posts too, that’s quite a handful! =) Well, let’s keep the blogging flame alive together!

    • June 5, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Summer! I think your blog and your posts are so full of heart too… makes for great reading. 🙂

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