"Keep working on a plan. Make no little plans. Make the biggest you can think of, and spend the rest of your life carrying it out." Harry S. Truman

Monday, April 16, 2007

Blog One, Action !

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.


Rilla said...

Hey Katia, I loved how you read under the bed covers as a child. I did too. Only problem, I didn't have a portable lamp -- result: glasses as thick as soda bottles ;)

Jo Ann v. said...

Hey Katia!
Saw your message on Expat-Blog, came to here and read à la diagonale!
I'm a fellow writer and boy do I understand you about the lack of multiculturalism in litterature noawdays, not only for children. it's so annoying when we love to read and there are no heroines to match our lives, making us feel like ETs when there are so many people like us out there!

I'll come back soon and read all over :) Take care!
A bientôt sur la blogosphère ;)

Katia said...

Jo ann, hello! It's so nice to "meet" you and to hear that you share my frustration on the subject. It's a good kind of frustration, mind you : one that makes me want to work even harder on my writing, so we can fill that gap out there. I look forward to knowing more about you. A bientôt.