The Random Writings of Rachel: An Announcement Concerning the Blog

An Announcement Concerning the Blog

So, this October is bringing about a first for this blog: I will be joining in on the Write 31 Days challenge and will publish a post every single day of the month!

At this point, I know of exactly three people who are excited about this news: myself, my mom and my sister Anna (both of them complain that my blog doesn't normally update fast enough for them).

I figured I'd better do an announcement post, or else all my regular readers will be utterly confused as to why my post count will be going up so dramatically and why I'm talking about the past all the time. So, here's the announcement. Don't be alarmed.


I have a page explaining my series in full, which will be updated with links as the month progresses. The short explanation is that for the entire month I will be indulging my first and truest love in writing--which is the love of telling a good, true, story. Writing advice and philosophical thoughts and all that is good...but story-telling is where my heart is. I'll be dipping into the past and telling a good handful of the stories about what it was like moving to Malaysia as a young teenager and doing life here. My favorite sorts of stories are the funny ones, so expect to laugh, but a few more somber tales will be slipped in, too. And you'll get to see gorgeously awkward photos of me as a teenager. What could be better? Expect tales of theft and science experiments and evil monkeys and durian and mantis prawns.

It felt like good timing for a series like this, as it seems my life has lately come full circle around the globe. I started out in Michigan, ended up in Malaysia, moved back to Michigan, and, just a few weeks ago, Angel and I were officially given long-term visas to continue living in Malaysia for the next few years.

Stick around for the stories--I promise they're good ones. Of course, knowing me, I can make a story out of snowflakes attacking my precious leather cowboy boots, so there's no way to be sure exactly what you're in for over the next month, just that it won't be the normal round of quirky outfit posts and Angelisms and random thoughts. It's kind of nice to do something a little outside of my normal.

18 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I might have to try it too! My mom and sister are the same way. I am always getting texts that say "time for a new blog!" LOL!

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  2. What an interesting series! As someone who grew up in th US, I'd be fascinated to read this!

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  3. How exciting, I hope you will slip in some malaysian food stuff...I love reading about people living abroad it is such a great way to learn about other cultures and get tips for future tips...this challenge looks like a lot of fun and maybe something to take on with a bit more time...

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  4. This sounds awesome! I love your stories so I look forward to reading more!

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  5. This is so ambitious! I have a super-full October, but doing something like this this winter would be awesome!

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  6. I love this idea! I can't wait to read about all of your adventures!

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  7. What a great idea! My October is crazy (I'm in a play that opens this weekend!), otherwise I would love to join in something like this. I am going to attempt to do NanoWriMo again this November though.

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  8. I am so excited for this! I can't wait to read all your Malaysia stories!

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  9. I've been thinking of doing this, but I can't come up with anything cool! Your idea is great! Looking forward to the posts.

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  10. so excited to hear more about your life growing up!!!!

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  11. Hahaha, I'd love to hear a story about snowflakes ruining cowboy boots, I bet you'll make it more interesting than the stupid movies that came out this year!
    The 31 day write challenge sounds like a hard task, phew! Will be waiting with anticipation for your awesome writing, I think you have a great way of making each word cme alive! ^_^

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  12. That is an amazing challenge! I can't wait to read all of your stories! :)

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  13. I'm excited to read your posts! I love learning about daily life in other countries.

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  14. Such an awesome challenge! I think it is fun to push yourself to post for a full month straight!

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  15. Ooo! Super excited to read this series! My family is going on a cruise without me to Malaysia, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Dubai, and the Philippines...and I don't get to go because hello, med school! ;_; I'll live vicariously through your posts!

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  16. What a great idea! Last October I did a daily writing challenge and loved it. Have fun!

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  17. So excited to hear your stories! Sounds like fun!

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