Thursday, July 31, 2014

Writing Process Tour

The very sweet Kelsie over at It's Dog or Nothing has invited me on this blog tour, which is all about the writing process I use!  Lots of pet bloggers have been participating - it's not only fun and interesting to learn more about my blogging friends, but it's incredibly informative as well.  Let's face it; we've all hit those road blocks when writing, and we could all use an extra dose of inspiration once in a while.  The writing process blog tour has definitely helped me in my writing - lots of great ideas on how to organize your time and thoughts!

1.  What am I working on?
In between working, volunteering, and blogging, my husband and I have been working on getting much more involved in the "behind the scenes" action of animal rescue.  We have participated in several dog transports, and we are definitely looking to do more of those (at least one a month!).  We have also started to get some plans together for several fundraisers...rescues are always in need, and we're excited to raise some much-needed money and supplies for our local shelters!

Besides that, I always have plenty of blogging ideas in the works.  My list of "things to blog about" is currently just over 4 pages long in an MS Word document. :)  I have also been working on a novel, although I have been slacking terribly - I don't think I have even looked at it for about two months.  It is something I'd like to finish, though for now I can't look at it without thinking "bad writing."  One day! :)

2.  Why do I write what I do?
The reason I started this blog was simple:  I wanted to help animals.  After leaving my job at the local humane society due to health issues, I felt rather helpless; I also had a lot of spare time on my hands and wanted something constructive to do with it.  So, Second Chances was born!  Although I share funny stories and photos sometimes, as well as information about dogs and animal rescue, the main goal of this blog is to help animals in need and inspire others to do the same.

I am absolutely thrilled with the community I have been a part of for close to 6 months now!  I have connected with many wonderful people across the globe, and I love the kind home I have found here on the Internet! <3

3.  How does my writing process work?
LOL writing process?  What writing process?!  No, but seriously, I don't think I have one.  So many great bloggers talk about having a schedule and writing at a certain time of day, etc.  I always think, Wow, that's a great idea!  And then I never follow through.

While I have a long list of ideas, I never stick to a schedule of what to write about.  I choose a subject almost at whim, though I try to always stick to the "Tuesday's Tails" Blog Hop for animals in need.  Lately, I have been writing posts the night before, putting them up at midnight for the next day - I'm a night owl!

This isn't the most productive or effective way to do things - I am sure I would be better off scheduling my posts beforehand.  But I've never been much of a planner.  It works for me, anyway, for now :)

The two blogs I am inviting to continue the writing process blog tour are Waggy Tales and Let's Go Dog.  I have been admiring both bloggers for a while now, and I'd love to learn more about their writing process!  I encourage you to check them out, as well as It's Dog or Nothing - thank you, Kelsie, for inviting me on the tour!


  1. thanks for doing such important work with animal rescue

    retro rover

    1. I honestly don't think I could spend my life any other way! I love it :) Thanks so much for reading!

  2. Great to hear all the wonderful things you do!
    Love this tour! We did our a few weeks ago. Thanks for joining the pet parade!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    1. It's a great tour! I love learning more about my fave blog authors! Thanks for reading :)

  3. I love the concept of your blog, and it's so great to see that you're getting into transports - not everyone is able or willing to make those road trips! Thanks for sharing your process with us. I was part of the writer's tour as well about a month ago.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe

    1. Thank you, Cathy! We have only done a few transports so far, but we can't wait for more - they are so much fun and it's great knowing you're helping the dog get to their forever home! Thanks for reading :)

  4. Your writing process sounds very similar to mine! LOL! I have enjoyed the Writing Process Tour for all of the same reasons you mentioned. I got invited to participate as well and have my post finished up. I plan on posting it tomorrow! Thanks for sharing about your process.

    1. Loved your post! We definitely have similar writing "processes", haha! :)