Jennifer Borcherding

We are proud to present Jennifer Borcherding:

1) Tell us a bit about the pieces you have in Motherly Musings. What was the inspiration for your work, and do you have any comments or thoughts about your featured work that you would like to share with readers?

I was inspired to write about my sons by my sons.  I was and am intrigued by the way they have grabbed my life and my heart – twisting them both in interesting new ways.  I have aimed to define my love for them in a way more permanent than ice cream or stickers.  I wanted to express my dedication to them by trying to let them know I will always love them although I know their love and the way their lives grow will soon be beyond my protective arms or motherly involvement.  I was inspired to try to define how gripping being a mother is and how motherly love is beyond destruction even when it is called into question.

2)   How long have you been writing and how did you get started?

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing.  Although it is a craft that I would like to develop more, I don’t remember starting to write - only allowing that door to open.  When I am writing a strong piece I often feel not as if I am writing it but rather that I am giving that piece hands to mold it.

3)   In general, the pieces that appear in Motherly Musings are about parenting, mothers, or children. Does this theme permeate your other writing? What other themes and ideas influence your work?

The themes and ideas that influence my creative work are about my life – motherhood, love, being a woman, etc.  I have written professionally for trade journals.  Most of my current writing is marketing and advertising for my small business.  

4)    Are you working on any other writing projects at the moment?

I have been working on a book for years.  Not a word of it has left the editing room of my mind.  I am also developing a screenplay although this style of writing differs from any natural or learned style I have experience with. 

5)     What is your greatest challenge as writer?

Time!  My greatest challenge is finding time to commit to writing.

6)   What are you reading right now? (Don't be shy--Good Night Moon and People Magazine count! :-)

I am reading and learning from various children’s books about the universe and dinosaurs.  My little guys are interested in these topics.

7)    Any final thoughts, advice, or comments you'd like to leave our readers 
Everyone has a voice!  Find a way to help people hear yours!  We are all having common experiences in our own unique ways – let other’s share in yours.  Thank you for taking the time to read my pieces and my interview.  


Liesl C said...

Jennifer- You inspire me! I am so glad for you and all of your amazing talents!

Deb J. said...

Jennifer you rock! It is a pleasure to learn more of your many talents. I am very happy for you. Deb J.