Alea Jacta Est ! – or how I can’t resist showing off whatever remnants of Latin my brain has managed to retain after all these years. In other, simpler words : That’s it. I finally created a blog. MY blog. And already, I can see this might just eat up an enormous chunk of that elusive and frustrating thing called “my time.” Just coming up with the title of the blog took me well over an hour, and I still wonder about it, but then, I was never good with titles. Still, I feel like I just accomplished something.
So, why did I want to have my own blog? I imagine it as a new tool. I process my thoughts better when I write. I see this as a place to muse and share news – hopefully good ones –information and tips I gather here and there, about the process of writing. As an expatriate writer living in India – until we move elsewhere – I figure this may be a way to continue building my own writers’ community. I won’t necessarily visit every day, or even every week. I don’t quite know how often I’ll be posting. But I like the idea of having my own little forum, of contributing my little message in a bottle to the ocean of our children’s writing virtual community.