Hey guys. Wow, it’s been forever, hasn’t it? Yeah. It has. The summer was terribly long. But the school year is returning, and with it, the blog.
To be honest, I’ve been really discouraged with the writing scene lately. I felt unqualified to post writing advice when I haven’t finished a writing project (school assignments aside) for about three years. It seemed like everything I attempted fizzled out, and I needed a break.
In addition to that, I’ve never been very comfortable sharing information about my fiction while it’s still a work in progress, because my work changes incredibly fast. Seriously. What was a fantasy five minutes ago could be a contemporary now. I experiment a lot before I come out with the final project, so as much as I wanted to participate in links like Beautiful People, I didn’t want to spend each post explaining why my characters had changed genders five times and previously dead sidekicks were alive again, or vice versa.
Faith. So if all this is going on, what is the future of your blog? Your education? Your life?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA stop asking me these questions!
Oh yeah, as if I already didn’t have enough going on, I’m no longer positive I’ll be able to return to school in the spring. Private school is expensive, and as much as I’d love to graduate with my friends, I’m not sure if it’s possible. Will I drop out entirely? Will I transfer to a state school? Will I take online classes from a community college? WHO KNOWS? NOT ME!
One thing college HAS taught me is that I don’t want a typical office job. Yeah, yeah, I know. Why did it take two years of humanities education to realize that? Certainly there had to be CHEAPER methods out there. (Glares at Fate.) But anyway, now I’m experimenting with the idea of some sort of self-employment. How will I do that? Well…um…also not sure. But hey. Here’s what I got.
This Fall semester I’m studying abroad in Spain, and I’ll be sharing my journey through the self-hosted sight genuineperplexities.com. It’ll be just like this blog…but without the wordpress in the domain. And more focused on travel than fiction writing. Oh, I’m sure I’ll complain about my artistic pursuits as much as you want me to (wait, you might not want that? Um — anyway) — but I’m officially starting it for the following reasons.
- A deliverable for school, to log my experience and show potential employers (that aren’t me) what I’ve learned from my experience.
- A way to test the waters of running a money-making blog; ie a self-hosted domain that could potentially bring in a profit. (Self-employment, yeah!)
- A way to test out if I might want to be some sort of travel writer. Hey, I like writing, and I’m about to find out if I like travel, so…might as well try and see!
But Faith, you ask. Why are you starting a NEW domain? Why not just transform this one into a self-hosted domain?
Well, that might have been smarter, but when have I ever done something because it’s smart? I wanted new buttons to push. And I wanted to redesign things. And since Genuine Perplexities is now more travel-focused, I wanted to start with a blank slate.
This site isn’t going anywhere, though. Even though I don’t plan to update it anymore, I’m leaving it up and will probably link back to it from the new domain. So all your cherished memories of my artistic bumbling are still intact. You’re welcome.
Anyway, that’s that! Check out the new Genuine Perplexities and follow me there! (Please support me. I need help.)
And this might be as good a time as any to mention that I’ve restarted my YouTube channel, because why not start a million new projects just as I stand on the brink of a brave new world.
See you around!