Hope you had a lovely holiday break. I had a long one and it was pretty great.
Here’s what I’ve been up to for the past few weeks:
- Another essay up on Medium: Why Are Little Girls So Creepy? Seriously, why?
- I’m trying out selling my ebooks on KDP Select on Amazon. It basically means my books will only be for sale on Amazon for the next three months. It’s an experiment and I plan to post more as I try different things.
- Listening to this and only this.
- My manuscript! Have you heard? I have an agent! How I found my agent on Twitter will be up over on We Heart Writing in February.
And now for an announcement! Ok, so remember how I wrote about going to church at Valley & Mountain? I vowed to myself that I would write until Christmas. And I did! So now, I’m going to write about something new. I’m going to write about writing.
When I go running, I often find myself giving imaginary graduation speeches about being a writer. What can I say: a little self-aggrandizement really helps me pound out the next mile. After another run with imaginary advice, I realized I have a lot more to say about writing than I’ve put on here.
So, here begins a series: What Alicia Thinks About Being a Writer. It won’t be how to write, but rather how I have gone about being a writer. You will get a sneak peek into what I listen to when I write rough drafts and find out exactly how long it takes me to revise. AKA all my deepest darkest secrets! Hope that you enjoy.
I also have a run-your-own retreat (inspired by DIY Writing Retreat, but which I plan to make work for many creative undertakings–sewing, writing, painting…) in the works that I’ll be testing in February–you can sign up here if you’re interested in testing it!