My Writing Process Blog Tour

colored pencilsThis post is part of the My Writing Process Blog Tour.

I’ve been asked to join a great group of writers/bloggers on this tour by the wonderful Wendy Pitts Reeves. Wendy is the Founder and President of Courage-to-Confidence, is host of the popular “Secret Adventures for Courageous Women.” As a Life and Business coach, Wendy’s a radical enCourager who helps women do things they never thought they could do, to create the life, and business, they never thought they could create. Her Courage-to-Confidence eZine goes out weekly.

You can find her post where I was tagged here.

For this tour, instead of traveling by plane, train or automobile – you answer four questions and then tag/ask three other wonderful people to participate.

So, let’s get started!

What am I working on?

It seems like I have a lot of things I could be working on – such is life as an entrepreneur, right?

However, right now I’m working on the next revision of my Keep-in-Touch One on One Coaching Program. It has good bones and I’m working on improving parts of it.

Interestingly enough, I’m also working on adjusting my schedule – which I’ll write more about in the last question.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I started with this niche, productivity, because I couldn’t find someone to help me with the same things I now help my clients with. Sometimes I wonder what I was searching for because they definitely are out there.

So, how am I different? It’s my demeanor and the presence I bring to each call with my clients. And my absolute love for each of them.

And I do a lot of listening – some productivity coaches might spend a lot of time telling you what you should be doing to reach your goals. I don’t do that, I find clients do better in the long run that way.

Why do I write what I do?

My blog started as a way for me to share random insights I was having as someone working for someone else. It evolved into the blog and website for my business.

I continue to write here for primarily two reasons:

  1. “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” – Flannery O-Connor.I tend to process things through writing or talking (if you’ve ever been in a group with me and you think I’m trying to chose my words wisely – I’m probably formulating my thoughts/opinion as I’m talking), this newsletter allows me to continue to do that.
  2. For you the reader. My sincere hope is that you come here each week and read something that helps you personally or professionally more often then you don’t.I truly love reading your comments – no matter there length. They tell me I’m doing something right and encourage me to continue.

How does my writing process work?

Currently, I sit down on Tuesday or Wednesday (occasionally on Thursday) and write. I’ve either jotted down a topic that popped in to my head or think about what you might need to read this week.

Generally, a topic will eventually come to mind and I’ll just start writing. Then I’ll re-read and pick a title.

And if a topic doesn’t come to mind I just start writing about anything and usually will end up with an extremely rough draft of something that I can work with.

However, I’m contemplating changing this by writing 3-5 blog posts one week each month and then scheduling them (the note at the beginning of the newsletter will still be created each week). I have some topic ideas that will get me started.

The blog tour continues with these three writers that I know personally and love!

Mary Wu
I’ve literally known Mary and her family for years. So, I’m happy to be able to introduce her to you – if you don’t already know her!

Mary is a virtual assistant living in Naperville, Illinois. She is married with two teenage children. She loves to learn new things, an she enjoys searching for solutions to problems.

Kristina Fortune
I met Kristina a little over a year ago. We hit it off right away and talk every couple of weeks.

Kristina is a writer and editor who believes in simplicity, authenticity, and appreciation for the little things in life. Her mission is to inspire, empower and teach busy, creative women how to create the balanced, peaceful and fulfilling lives they desire. Check out her blog Vitality Organizing for tools, tips and inspiration for creating a simpler life, a peaceful mind and a happy heart.

Jennifer Bugajsky
I met Jennifer last fall. We met for coffee a couple months later and probably would have sat there chatting for a couple of hours if we wouldn’t have had other commitments!

Jen is a health and body relationship coach. Her delivery of seminars and coaching have inspired woman to greater levels of awareness in the importance of taking care of their family’s health and well-being. As a body relationship coach, Jen shares her own transformation story and teaches people how to use their body as a guide to create a deeper relationship with God (the divine source of truth) as well as teaching women how to love, respect and appreciate themselves and their bodies. She is an expert at empowering women to invest the time and energy to improve the health of their family. Jen’s education and experience improving the health of her own family have equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and the importance of preventive care. She works with clients to help them make the dietary and lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Her clients love that she takes the fear and stress out of where to begin by focusing on one simple step at a time.

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