One year ago today, I wrote my first blog post on A Dream Made Truth.
My initial intention was to create more of a website than a blog, a place for literary agents to find out more about the memoir I’m writing. I didn’t know what I was doing but I did understand that more readers was better than less and in order to have them view my site more than once, I’d need to post new content regularly.
Hitting “publish” for the first time was slightly terrifying. I kept my first post short and sweet.
Months later, after receiving feedback from an assistant at a big time New York City literary agency, I decided my 100+ page proposal needed significant changes. But I haven’t made those changes. Whatever the future holds for the publishing industry, one thing is certain: it’ll work differently than it did yesterday. So I set aside my search for an agent to do what feels right today: write my book and maintain my blog.
So what’s in store for year #2?
- A revamp of my blog (an undertaking for non-technical me but I’m excited)
- Could I possibly finish my book this year?
- And more stories not just from me, but others immersed in the world of travel, food, sustainability, and connecting.
I started this blog feeling it was a prerequisite to getting my book published. And I have struggled this year with where to spend my limited time: on the blog or writing my book.
But in delaying the completion of my book, I’ve found a community of people who share my interests from all over the world and stayed connected with friends and family. For that, I am grateful. Thank you!
Have ideas for my new and improved blog? Suggestions for writing my book? Thoughts on posts you’d like to see here? Send ’em my way!
Happy new year everyone.
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