My Lion friend Nicodemas nominated me for the Blog Tour Award. I thank him from my heart. It is the second time I get this award and it is a wonderful opportunity for me to introduce friends. Nicodemas’ blog is filled with treasures. He shares the beauty, variety and uniqueness of life. Nicodemas posts about nature and cultures, poems and insights, and he has an amazing skill for writing short stories. Take a look and get captured when discovering this world in a new way.
Now here are the questions I am supposed to answer:
1. What am I working on at the moment?
Next to developing my blog into a new direction which shows a lot more about Erika, I am working on my next book. I am almost through with my last proof read and then I will start looking for a publisher. The book is written in German but I hope that it will also be available in English once. The German title is Wunder sind keine Launen des Himmels which could be translated like Miracles are not depending on heaven. Next to that I am running a Practice for Aromatherapy and Self-development. I am almost done with a new education in Emmett-Technique which is a very quick and enduring solution for muscle relaxation, mobility and pain relief. Next to this all I am producing my own songs. This is one of my greatest passion because I can combine my words, my music, and my voice. You can listen here what I have produced so far: My Own Productions
2. How does my work differ from others in my genre? That’s explained pretty easily: Whatever I do I do it my way! I share my experiences, my poems, my messages, my words, my voice!
3. Why do I write and create what do I do?
After finally understanding that I am a free spirit and here to enjoy my life, create my life and apply what I brought along I experienced my breakthrough. The liberation from fear, self-doubt and the dependency of other people’s opinion was the greatest blessing in my life. From that moment on I only started living. I felt the deep need to inspire as many people as possible to experience this feeling of liberation and self-determination as well. Only living your own life in awareness, gratitude and appreciation is a happy life. Life is for living!
Regarding music: I love to express myself in the flow of my feelings. Music is the perfect tool for me to do that. Creating a song enables me to give my words even more power and meaning.
4. How does my writing and creative process work?
I basically have my hours in the morning when I write my post. I need to schedule them since my days are organized. Then I need peace and stillness. I give myself completely in into my writing and see what unfolds. It is a wonderful feeling since it is pure alignment. But there are also these moments when I have some lines in my head or an idea for a poem. Then I need to note it down quickly. When I am in a writing process I even have pen and paper next to my bed. When I wake up at night and I have an idea then I cannot sleep until I make sure It is saved.
Regarding music: I sometimes take a poem and change it to lyrics. Mostly the melody comes automatically. Sometimes words and melody appear at the same time like a chorus. When I have the basic melody I usually know the style and also often hear the background already. Sometimes I simply have to start with the meldody and see where it leads me. I often started recording songs into one direction but in the end it was completely different. My song Count on you is the perfect example. In the beginning I had a completely different melody in mind and wanted to make it a country song.
Now I am honored to pass the tour on to 3 other bloggers! Since I am barely obeying I am breaking the rules and double the number. There are so many more bloggers I would love to nominate. I also had some in mind which were just nominated. So I don’t hope to disapoint anyone. The date for the nominees’ posts is April 20th (two weeks from today).
These are my nominees in alphabetical order. I picked them for different reasons:
In Lover and Light!