In the midst of the chaos that was April, May and June for me, I told myself I wasn’t writing because I had no time, and the few spare moments I found were instantly dedicated to – forgive me for saying it – more important things like bathing and eating. Does this make me less of an artist? Probably. I have known many who suffer far more than I for their work.
Summer came and other things seemed to get in the way…always something taking precedence over a post. But, as a fellow blogger recently noted, there’s really no reason to write about nothing at all. What boring blogging that makes for! Somehow there seemed to be this space before in which I was able to put life’s lessons into the confines of chapter-like theses – but then life was a little more interesting then, and for now it does feel as though we’ve pressed pause to get up and go to the bathroom, refill our wine glasses and figure out a reasonably viable retirement plan.
Alas, when life enters its boring bits, a respectable writer puts on her fiction hat, and I have – it’s only that I’m not ready to wear that particular lid on the mean streets of the Interweb just yet. I have, however, decided to unearth some fiction and poetry I’ve written over the last year. To that end, I’ve done the very grown-up thing that is buying the url of my own name, and creating a website specifically for that purpose.
Ladies and gents, I officially present annhalsig.com, my nakedest contribution to the world of writing (because my fiction is scantily clad, indeed). This is not easy by any stretch of the imagination…I feel tremendously vulnerable and all that jazz, but there’s a deep sense of emptiness that goes with writing something just to save it in a Dropbox folder for ever and ever amen.
The site will function like this: I will post a new short or poem every week or 10 days or so, and if you subscribe you’ll get notification thereof. I’ll also keep a running log of my shorts and poems on different pages of the site (pop over and have a look and you’ll get my drift) for easy reference or catching up (I’m looking at you, Antonia). If you love my work, hooray! Happy reading! If you think it’s terrible, just think of all the delicious schadenfreude you’ll amass within a measly matter of minutes! Hooray again!
I’ve already published a piece that could potentially enliven your morning cuppa, or bring world peace. We simply cannot know until you’ve read it.
As always, thanks for reading me…I’m looking forward to some familiar faces at annhalsig.com!