I wanted to do a quick check-in. I’ve changed my blog around a bit this weekend. When I first started this five years ago, I thought I’d eventually pivot to craft designing. While I enjoy making very much, and have even designed a couple of things here and there, I’ve realized I have very little passion or desire to design anything. Give me a pattern and I will make it. But design? No.
I feel pretty good about that. Your hobbies don’t have to become your hustle.
But I have been doing more writing. There’s something about staying at home for a year during a pandemic and questioning all your life choices that makes you realize you should do more of the things you love. I decided that I wanted a website that would showcase my writing a little more. I don’t think much will change around here – I will still do craft updates of my (very slow progress), and I’ve already been writing about non-craft related stuff.
But I’m hoping to broaden the scope of my blog a bit. I’ve added a portfolio page to list my published works, which at the moment consists of (HAH!) just one entry (cue: “One is the Loneliest Number” here). I was published ten years ago in a journal that is now unfortunately defunct. Thanks to the Wayback Machine, the link is still available if you’d like to take a look.
Some background – in 2010, my friends and I had a short-lived book club and we all read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. I didn’t like it at all (no disrespect to the author – maybe I’d like it now, but 26-year-old me just wasn’t feeling it). I wrote a parody of it and sent it to my friends – they all seemed to like it, so I decided to get that published. And somehow, it was.
I will say, my husband read the book several years ago based on my Goodreads review (pasted below) and loved it. So you don’t have to take my word for it.
“Here’s a brief synopsis of this book:
Man and his son walk along road.
Their life sucks.
This road sucks.
They walk along the road.
Oh look, they found food.
The road sucks.