Then I lost the lists, forgot what I was writing about and next thing I knew I was wandering Google and found this terrific meme. Really it explains it all!
So who is How My Brain Works really? Well, that is a good question. I am a mom to 4 little monsters, two of which who aren’t so little anymore (insert crying sad face here) since they are now closer to being teenagers than toddlers. The Oldest is 11- Smiles is 9- (There are a few blog posts about them and if you click this and this you can read them.) Then my littlest two, or is it littler? Inch, who is 5 and in his very first year of school…. “Kindergarten” dun, dun, dun… and The Boss who is a month away from a year old! Where did the time go? Where was I? Oh yeah- I am l lucky I remember if I ate yesterday!
I am married to my best friend (my second husband) who is my forever love; at least that is our plan. I don’t know I kind of like him so I guess I will keep him! We made a promise and you can read that blog post if you click that word! Yup, that’s our love story.
I am a volunteer within our community through The Boy Scouts of America, a children’s activist! I am learning everything I can learn to gain the knowledge to leave a better world for our children as well as better children for our world.
I barely sleep because my Brain never shuts off; so I am constantly making plans, writing lists- wandering the internet and Facebook- I wander a lot. I am an avid reader- I am always writing, in one capacity or another. I am a coffee drinker who occasionally enjoys a cup of tea. I love nature and exploring the world around us. New Jersey is the perfect place for that; it is made up of so much to explore and learn about!
But really; these dudes right here are my life- even the bearded one!(who isn't pictured)
So you still don’t understand what How My Brain Works is?
Well I started this place on Facebook back in June; after becoming a stay at home mom- I did it just to have a place to store all the stuff going on in my Brain. Honestly, I never thought it would take me anywhere; definitely never thought I would start a blog from it. I was so Anti-Blog! There I said it. Now, the page has become my own personal therapy as well as my social gathering. I must be there. I enjoy every moment I am spending on that space chatting with the people who “follow” me! My blog is a place I use to challenge my writing ability.
I have dreams! Big dreams! I am just a procrastinator so I will totally work on the small ones first.
Oh, I have to answer questions? I almost forgot- that is dangerous, I might have started babbling, rambling, and wandering. Sorry, I am sort of a butterfly or a goldfish- I might be a goldfish- But I am definitely a ninja! Yup, I am totally a Super Hero Ninja Bunny! Oh yea, questions- sorry…..
What am I working on?
At the moment, I am just trying to get through Cub Scout recruitment and the first few weeks of fall- Oh in life or my blog?
On my blog I am currently on writing a blog post about lists and schedules and routines. (I have a list problem) I am also a part of this wonderful little page Autism Awareness Initiative, which is working on bridging the gap between the Neurotypical and Autism community. As an advocate for children, this is very important to me. I am very busy in my everyday life. I should be working on more of my writing. I have been writing a fiction fantasy novel for two years now and I have a children’s storybook sitting in my filing cabinet about my cat named Jack. However, instead I do a million other things!
How does my work differ from those in my genre?
I honestly do not even know if I have a genre! I am not a humorist- my posts may be slightly amusing like this gem- or they can be really soul baring and serious like this one. I write what is either in my head at the moment or through prompts. I am still very new to the blogging world. Most of my blog posts are things I have written on a whim. I don’t plan them. I am similar and different. Aren’t we all though? Writing is like reading someone’s tarot cards. The cards may be the same but the meaning is different!
Why do I write/create what I do?
Asking me why I write is like asking me why I breathe. I have to or my head will explode! I have been writing since I learned how to write my name, I have always just wanted to write, since I was a little girl. I wrote my first book when I was 15 in a spiral notebook; I published my first poem at 16. I wrote countless plays, short stories and poetry between the ages of 7 and now at 30. I have notebooks filled with writing. Then I became a mom and for a while the writing stopped. I would still make up stories in my head to tell my children, but I had a new distraction. Later, after my oldest was two, writing because a release, my getaway.
Someone not that long ago told me I should write a book. They told me they loved reading my ridiculously long status updates, my occasional notes. So I started my page after the fifth time someone had told me that. Then this little lady pushed me to start a blog, my blog. I published a few old pieces- then wrote some more. It was freeing, cathartic- I long to continue to do it for myself, but it is so nice to connect with people. I feel great about a post when someone says, “I loved this! I am so glad I am not alone!”
How does my creative writing process work?
Process, what process? I don’t really have one.
When I get a thought for a post or a blog or a poem, or whatever- I must write it down. And with all this magical technology I can. I do most of my writing on my phone or tablet, well mostly the small stuff. The big stuff; like my fantasy novel, that is all written in a notebook or on my laptop. I guess I may have a creative process with my fiction work. I do tend to do a lot of research. I will look through artwork and pictures to gain inspiration. However, the majority of my writing is whatever appears in my head and flows through my hand to whatever device I am using to write!
So that is it my lovelies. That is a little bit about The Brain. I know you are still a bit confused, it’s okay that is what the inside of my head looks like. Kind of jumbled and all over the place!
Oh and before I forget, I was asked to also invite two of my favorite bloggers to join me on tour. It was pretty hard; but then two came to mind right away! The two I picked mead a lot to me. Not just what they write, but the people behind the blogs. I mean you sometimes have people enter your life and change it. Then you have a few that enter your life and make you feel as if you may have been missing a few things!
I wandered onto her page, Sparkly Poetic Weirdo, one day and I read the entire page- clicking out to her blog posts and back again- all in one night! I laughed, I cried then I got this overwhelming feeling that we had met before, perhaps in another life our paths had crossed. She is my Sparkly Fairy(and if you click that you will go to her blog) and I was captured by her words, by her spirit and her heart of gold!
Jenn works full-time and volunteers part time. Normally she is fundraising or hosting food drives. Yet in her spare time she spends every moment that is free, writing; poetry, prose, blogs; “Anything and everything” She has a Chihuahua named Rufus who is her work out buddy. “With his help I’ve lost 42 pounds this year!” She says. Way to go Jenn! Good job Rufus. And she is a girl after my own heart, as if she could take any more of it, because she says, “I have a sick addiction to tea and books!” Seriously I totally love her!
When asked to list 3 things about himself, he couldn’t do it, so here are things I have learned;
He is a father of twin boys and although he works all night, he still takes an active role being their caregiver during the day. He makes friends easily and has become something of a Facebook charmer, but don’t let his over exuberant, excitable; at times obnoxious Facebook persona fool you. He has a very sweet and caring nature and is always ready to learn about the people, not only who are a part of his page but the owners of other pages as well. He wants to change the world or at least make a difference. And really you just don’t come by people like that every day.
Perhaps I picked these two because they fit my mold. Strong convictions, kindness and compassion in their hearts, wonderful senses of humor and honest souls! They have been invited to join me on this blog tour. So go look at their pages and look for their posts next Friday! I know I am!
In true How My Brain Works style I am ending this one with a list. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you come again soon!