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My friend Fabi from Not Just Baked sent me an email explaining the Writing Process Blog Tour and asked if I would like to join. I met Fabi at a Sabra party in Miami for BlogHer Food. We hit it off right away and the good food, atmosphere and wine helped kicked off the night.
Here are the questions that were sent my way…..
1) What am I working on?
I wish I could say just one thing but I have multiple sponsored posts lined up and just regular recipes. I’m a brand ambassador for Pompeian and International Delight so those monthly posts keep me pretty busy. There is also a California cheese company that is interested in recipe development for farmers market ideas. I’m also a monthly contributor for SheKnows and I have a blast coming up with off the wall recipes.
This next week my husband and I are taking off for a little getaway hosted by the Four Seasons in Santa Fe so stay tuned for that fun post. I seriously can’t wait to get away for a couple of days.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Wow this is a hard question. It really depends on my ingredients and the type of cuisine that I’m cooking or baking on whether it differs. In the recipe world you are going to see a lot of similar recipes out there but someone might put a different spin on it and that is always fun. I try to create recipes based on what I think my family will eat so we don’t waste food.
3) Why do I write what I do?
I love food! I grew up loving to cook in my parents kitchen and I even would pretend that I had a restaurant. It’s nice to come up with recipes and be able to share them with family, friends and of course my readers. The nice comments that people leave really keeps me going.
4) How does your writing process work?
To be honest I’ve never really considered myself to be a great writer but I love food and love creating recipes. My writing process is definitely a “work in progress.” It’s all about tying the story with the recipe and making the readers want to come back for more. I try really hard to write in the morning but usually I’m writing right before I go to bed so I’m exhausted. My husband is always telling me that I get distracted easily because I will start writing and then I venture off to pinterest or Facebook. I’m seriously trying to get better to close out all the tabs so I can concentrate on my writing.
I’m also a huge fan of sticky notes and note pads. When I think of an idea or story I’m quick to jot it down so I remember it for later.
Now on to Behind the Scenes