Welcome to the Writesofluid blog, Heather!
What do you write? Do you specialise in a certain medium/genre?
I currently write real-life “lessons” on my blog, and that’s it for now.
I plan to start working on a book in the very near future.
I have a few ideas, which include fiction, non-fiction, and a children’s book.
How long have you been writing? Where did it all begin?
I started my blog at the end of April, so I’ve been “writing” almost two months! I had always admired my friends who had blogs. One day, I told one of them that I had been thinking of blogging and she asked me why I didn’t just start my own. So, (after a bit of reassurance) I did.
What made you decide to take part in the #wpad challenge?
In May, a friend and fellow Navy wife/blogger started a “Blog Everyday in May” challenge. I thought it was a neat idea. That way, even on days I couldn’t think of anything to write about, I could still write!
Have you found it easy, so far, to write something every day?
When I am able to get time. I love writing every day, and have found it incredibly easy to do when the time is there.
In what ways has the process of working from a prompt challenged you?
It challenges me to learn.
I haven’t known about or done all of the topics, so it has forced me to research things and learn. I love it!
Have you found working from prompts to be a good way of exercising creativity?
Yes. I have to do a bit of thinking to complete some days. I enjoy this. Because while I love to write, I am not always the most creative.
Have any of the prompts/your responses inspired you? For further writing, perhaps?
The more I write the more I want to write!
What is your favourite entry so far and why?
There have been a few entries that I have thoroughly enjoyed writing, all for different reasons. I would have to say my absolute favorite was “Favorite Fictional Character”. It took me a while to decide on my favorite, but once I did I really had a lot of fun with it!
Would you recommend the #wpad challenge to other writers/bloggers? Why?
I would definitely recommend it. It gets creativity flowing by writing about things I may not have normally written about.
It has also given me a larger audience.
A more diverse topic selection brings in a more diverse audience. I also don’t think all of the hits from England are a coincidence. 😉 Thank you!
You’re welcome, and thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences with us. Best of luck with that book!
Ways to connect with Heather:
I spent my childhood in the “Coolest Small Town, USA 2011”, Lewisburg, West Virginia. After completing high school and two years of college, I got married and headed to California with my husband (U.S. Navy), where I returned to school and became a licensed practical nurse!
My early 20’s were spent traveling across the country with my husband and working in the healthcare field. In 2009, I quit working outside the home and became a stay at home mom; I became a mom, again, in 2011.
When I am not running my children to school, play dates, the park or to visit Daddy’s ship, I enjoy being active in my church, reading, and, now, writing my blog.
My secret aspiration, for a long time, has been to write a book. Prior to starting my blog, I had never shared this with anyone. Now, I am on my journey to balance husband, kids, church, house, and writing.