Happy 2017! Last spring, I decided to get up early every weekday morning and write before going to work. After reading nonfiction for years, the time seemed right to tell my own story. My initial plan was to write a series of personal essays and reflections that I might eventually compile into a memoir. The process was revealing, therapeutic, and cathartic. In no time, I was hooked on writing. I started writing poems – something I’d loved to do as a child – and enrolled in a poetry workshop class through Coursera. I found a couple of local poetry groups and attended a few of their readings and workshops. Then I decided to try my hand at fiction and began working on a novel. At the end of 2016, I had lots of ideas, a big stack of unfinished pieces, and no clear plan of what to do with them.
My resolution for 2017 is to complete some of these writings, edit them, and send them out into the world. I’m still working on the book and the essays, and I aim eventually to have them published. But I also enjoy writing about practical, everyday things: legal topics, workplace issues, wellness, creativity, observations of life. And while I could just write about those things in a journal that no one ever reads (I do that too, by the way), I think it will be more beneficial to me and (hopefully) to you if I share those thoughts and engage with others. Enter Alexigraph. Thanks for reading – I hope you enjoy it!