Monday, August 25, 2014

Our So-Called Writing Process

We were tagged by our fellow Oregonian and Etsy friend Linda from the blog Abigail's Attic to write about, well, our writing process.  Linda blogs about her crafty goodies and her very large family (10 kids, 27 grandkids!) who she enjoys very much and it comes through in her writing!  She also makes lots and lots of aprons that are sold at Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukee, OR!

Linda asked us to answer the following questions so we'll do our best!

1.  What are we working on/writing?

We're actually very hard working kitties in that we help Mommy when she's being the accountant kind of CPA working on tax returns, we are designers and snoopervisors when she makes beady goodies and we are purrfessional couch holder downers.  As far as our writing, Mommy actually quit her job as of June 30th for several reasons one being to have more time to pursue her dream of writing a book.  Well, since she quit she's still working part time for her old job (dang tax deadlines and no one else to do her work) and also doing another job for a CPA friend so there's less time than ever for her to write a book.  So, the only writing we do is for this blog.

2.  How does our work/writing differ from others of its genre?

Since our genre is kitties, we know other kitties are doing the same as we do but in a different way of course.  We all love to play, nap, eat, etc. so we guess what makes us different is our purrsonalities.  Also, it appears that someTortie here has broken all of the Tortie stereotypes by being the total opposite of what is expected.  She's extremely mellow, cuddly, laid back, never angry, not scared of doorbells or delivery trucks and will lay on anyone who will let her.  That makes us really different!

3.  Why do we write what we do?

We are very happy kitties and love our lives especially since we have our Mommy and Daddy so trained to cater to our every need.  We write because we want to spread a little happiness to others by sharing a glimpse of how we spend our days.  Honestly, we almost quit blogging after our sisfur Sadie went to the Bridge two years ago because she was always going on fun adventures and with us being indoor kitties, we don't go on any adventure.  But we remembered her desire to spread smiles so we stepped up to the plate and found adventures inside to share with our readers in hopes of continuing to spread smiles!  That's why we write what we do!

4.  How does our writing process work?

Our writing process consists of Mommy following us around with the flashy beast and writing what we dictate.  For the most part she does a pretty good job of interpreting what we are saying but any references to being lazy or less than svelte are obviously stuff she slipped in without our knowledge.  She can often tell when we're about ready to act out a blog post so she keeps that flashy beast close by in order to capture the photos to go with our story.  Daddy can tell when we're doing something that should be a blog post but since he has no clue what we're saying, he'll call for Mommy to come in to see us.  We try to give her enough material so she can schedule posts a few days ahead but often she's sitting here in a panic the night before trying to transcribe for us.  We've been letting her off the hook though and if she just can't get it done, we tell her not to stress about it and we just have a no post day.  Blogging should be fun, not stressful right?

Anyway, that's a glimpse into how our posts come about.  If you haven't been tagged in this type of post and would like to participate, consider yourself tagged!  One group we'd love to hear how their process works is the Island Cats!  Wally, Ernie and Zoey are so funny and never fail to make us giggle so we'd like to hear their process!  Plus, our mommy met the lady with the yellow hair at BlogPaws and we hear she's the sweetest ever!

We hope you enjoy whatever your working on/writing today!
Angel and Isabella

23 comments:

Duni said...

You're doing a GREAT job with blog posts, I enjoy reading them a lot! I also love how each kitty has a different purrsonality. It's fun and interesting :)

Alice Marie said...

We LOVE your blog posts too, so you're Mum is doing a very good job of purrsonal assistant. And even though you're indoor kitties, you still can have adventures. Keep up the good work!

Marg said...

We are so glad that you didn't stop blogging. We love your posts and they make our Mom laugh every day. I mean, just look at that last picture with Angel covering one eye and Isabella just looking yummy. All you gotta do is get a puppy and then you would have lots to write about plus train. LOL. Enjoy your Monday.

pilch92 said...

I enjoyed reading your interview and learning more about you. I love the last photo, it looks like you are really trying to think of a post Angel.

Sandee said...

You two are the very best. You both have your humans trained very well too.

Have a purrfect Awww Monday. My best to your wonderful mom. :)

Grace said...

That was a fun, fun, fun blog post. What is Mommy's book going to be about?

Memories for Life said...

Mission accomplished...you girls spread smiles every day :)
And I agree...blogging should be fun and never stressful. I'm glad you're giving your mommy and break now and then :)

Kathe W. said...

lovely kitties!

Patty Woodland said...

You two do run your mommy ragged don't you? Good. Keep it up!

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh I love this post! it was great to get the story behind how you write your blog and all the goings on by you girls. you are hard-working kitties for sure!

Katnip Lounge said...

We always leave here with a smile so you are all doing your jobs SUPERBLY! Just think of all the smiles we'd have missed if you had stopped blogging...we're so happy you didn't.

It was VERY interesting to learn that you Mom *might* be inserting less-than-generous references to yourselves when she transcribes; we have long suspected OUR Mommy of being guilty of a similar crime.

Ann said...

Loved reading all your answers. The two of you are the best kitty bloggers we know.

The Florida Furkids said...

We loved learning about your writing process!! You are both very hard working girls!

The Florida Furkids

Abby / Linda said...

Wonderful post! I always enjoy your humor, girls!

Oh . . and . . .I agree with one of our other commenters--you should get a puppy to train!

The Island Cats said...

MOL! You writing process is kinda like ours....being followed with a flashy box and expected to do something interesting! As if!

Thanks for nominating us...we think ;)...we'll get the mom working on this.

Lin said...

You must have a good process because it WORKS! Love coming here everyday and seeing what you are up to!

Splendid Little Stars said...

aawww...I am SO glad you sweet lovable kitties stepped up to the plate! I would miss you so pawfully much like I do your sisfur Sadie. Thank you for sharing your lives!

puuuurrrs!

Kitties Blue said...

Wow you all had to answer four questions. Mom feels lucky to only have had to do three. She is so amazed at how many are trying to get a post finished the night before. Just like her...so it makes her feel better. Angel, you are precious, but Isabella makes our mom "squeeee." XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Natashalh said...

Hehe. Snoopervisors! I am reading a book right now and a character said that all female cats are queens. It seems like you two are living up to that with all the work you give your humans!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...


I think you mom-person is doing a great job chasing you around with the flashybeast and take dictations from you two :)
And I agree...blogging should be fun and never stressful.

XOXO

Katie Isabella said...

Mommy needs to do that as well on her own bloggie. Marks Mews nominated her. Loved reading your process girls. No surprises and only beauty to see and think about. Love you muchly.

pasqueflower said...

Fun post. My cat Tux hides from the flashy beast.

Kathleen said...

Furry wonderful answers to all those questions! Meowsers! I votes we all takes a nap now! Thanks fur sharing your bloggy goodness and writing funs!
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