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.