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Blog Hop; Why I write

I was recently tagged by Claire for this Blog Hop, and as it focuses a bit on writing, I thought I would take part!

The hop itself was started by Katy of Folly and Bloom.


WHY DO I WRITE?

I started Mab is Mab when I left college and started to work, because I was still reading a lot of books and still really wanted to talk about them! Apart from my mum, I didn't have any friends who loved books as much as me, so I put my thoughts online to see what came of it.

Now, I write because I still absolutely love it.



WHAT AM I WORKING ON?

I have a couple of projects I'm cooking up in the background of the blog; one of them is that I'm working on opening an online shop of designed goodies that should appeal to the book lover and the stationery addict alike. Unfortunately my self-motivation flags a bit when work has been particularly busy, so feel free to give gentle nudges on that ;)

I'm also a Project Life and #PostCircle convert, and I'm working on making sure I spend a bit less time in front of the computer - a bit of a new life choice! -  Scrap-booking and joining pen pal groups has been such a rewarding step away from the screen :)

I also have the inevitable pile of "To Be Read" books leering at me from the bookshelf. So I'm really working hard to get through them!



HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM OTHERS OF ITS GENRE?

I call Mab is Mab a book blog, and it is, but if there is another genre that defines "Really likes to talk a lot and fangirl over cute things, and usually has a natural bookish/writer-ly theme" then Mab is Mab is that!

I post a review a week, because reviews are important to me as a reader, but I also like to make things fun and light-hearted. No-one wants to be all critique-y all the time! That's why I introduced the Weekly Reflection photo diary series and love having random posts such as the literary-based Cat-pocalypse!



HOW DOES MY WRITING PROCESS WORK?

I thank the internet for scheduling tools and file syncing. I work a full day in an office so I usually keep paper notes of blog post ideas I have in notebooks, and then will sit down after dinner (usually while my partner plays FIFA) and write up as many as I can! I then steal as many minutes as I can during lunch breaks at work to refine reviews before posting them. (They're always better the second time round, right?!)

Thanks for tagging me Claire! I'm now tagging Kelly, who writes about a mixture of books, life and baking, and Sophie at Reviewed The Book who has brilliant reviews, author interviews and features!

2 comments

  1. Thanks for the tag, Emma, and great post! x

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  2. Can't wait to see what you write :) x

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