You’re invited…

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!

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12 thoughts on “You’re invited…

  1. Kate Brown says:

    oh dear Ann, I just get a GoDaddy holding page at the moment. Perhaps it takes time to propagate? lots of love Kate

    • Ann says:

      whoops! it would indeed help if i put the correct url in there…it’s only my own name after all! should be sorted now (she sheepishly replied)…

      • t.dot says:

        Congrats lovely one!!! So exciting and brave of you! Yay!!!! I look forward to reading more of you :) Hope all is all well sweetie. Muah xo

      • Ann says:

        thank you! just hope i don’t bore you to tears! miss reading you, incidentally ;)

  2. Antonia says:

    Funny, this is the second time this morning that I have read the word ‘schadenfreude’ in someone’s writing. The first one was an article about healthcare and I think it was referring to gossiping in hospitals. I had never seen the word prior to this morning. Maybe I should look it up. Oh yeah, and I’m very excited to read some fiction and poetry from your beautiful brain.

    • Ann says:

      erm, could you please not read my posts so quickly when i make a point of nagging you for lagging so much? schadenfreude is a $2 word, indeed…open that dictionary, little lady. (p.s., thanks for the nice words about my brain)
      –a

  3. Kate Brown says:

    Love this story, such a headlong rush and then…. !

  4. Ojai Local says:

    Congrats on the site Ann! It looks great! So do YOU by the way~

    Xoxo!

    Jess

  5. colgore says:

    That’s so awesome. Now you have me addicted to your fiction writing. You are really, really talented so thanks for sharing that with the world. So proud of you!

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